South West Water

South West Water is the water and wastewater service provider for a population of c. 1.7 million in Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset. Since 2016 it has also been providing water services in the Bournemouth Water region to a population of c. 0.5 million. We provide reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and waste water services throughout these areas. South West Water and Bournemouth Water are part of South West Water Limited, which is a member of Pennon Group PLC

Working for us

We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.

South West Water is the only water supplier in the region, therefore there is a very strict system of regulation in place to safeguard the best interests of its customers and the environment.

  • We will achieve this through our values: Trusted, Collaborative, Responsible and Progressive.
  • We offer a range of apprenticeships which provide excellent opportunities to start a career in the water industry. 
  • We have apprentices throughout Devon and Cornwall across most areas of the business.

As part of the programme, apprentices will complete a technical certificate with their training provider. They will also undertake a structured vocational learning course which will lead to a nationally accredited qualification. All qualifications are tailored to the work that apprentices will be completing during their time here at South West Water.

Meet our apprentices - Jess

Meet our apprentices 2017/18 - Jess

South West Water has over 100 apprentices, with the vast majority of our apprentices staying with us on completion of their apprenticeship to further their career within South West Water.

Over the duration of the apprenticeship programme around 60% of our apprenticeships have been in operational roles with 40% of apprenticeships in business support roles.

Meet our apprentices - Inder

Meet the apprentices 2017/18 - Inder

Meet our apprentices - Emily

Meet our apprentices 2017/18 - Emily