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Thames Water

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. Every day, we supply more than 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes and safely remove, clean and return over 4 billion litres of wastewater to the environment.

Working for Thames Water

We employ thousands of people across the South East of England to provide these combined services to customers for just over £1 a day.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Committed, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.


Thames Water at a glance

  • We’re the UK’s largest water and wastewater services provider, serving 15 million customers
  • We deliver more than 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to homes and businesses every day
  • Our complex network of pipes could circle the world 3.5 times!
  • We manage over 400 treatment works, including Europe’s largest sewage works
  • We open more than 100 of our sites to the public, giving more people access to green spaces
  • We self-generate over 20% of our own electricity by turning poo into power
  • We’ve been investing over £1 million a day to protect our pipes and prevent leaks
  • Over 6,000 employees work hard every single day to make all this happen

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever. That’s why every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day.

We’re not only investing billions of pounds in our infrastructure, replacing hundreds of miles of pipes, upgrading our treatment works and rolling out smart technology, but we’re also doing our bit for the planet by turning waste into power, reducing plastic and using our voice to lobby for change.

We’re passionate about playing our part in tackling climate change, which is why we plan to cut our carbon emissions to net zero by 2030, eventually becoming carbon negative.

By joining our team, you can help to make a daily difference to millions of customers’ lives.

About the Apprenticeship Scheme at Thames Water

Our Apprentices at Thames Water play a key role in our success in delivering life’s essential service to our customers. You will work on projects that shape the future of our business whilst developing your skills to build a successful career.

We offer a variety of advanced, higher and degree level apprenticeships so no matter what skills you have, if you have a passion for learning and the drive and motivation to manage your learning and working life, we’d love to hear from you.
All our apprentices work towards professional qualifications, on a permanent basis with a competitive salary.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding, and diverse place to work, and we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Thames Water can be their best. 

Read case studies from some of our current Apprentices. 

Read Abbie’s story. Read Lauren’s story. Read Sophie’s story

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