Water

The UK water industry is changing: new and emerging technologies and net zero carbon emissions targets mean an exciting future for those working with us.

64,700 recruits are needed in the water industry by 2029. The water sector is much larger than just the water companies in the UK, with framework contractors, contracted providers, and others, such as plumbers (98,000) working on private potable water systems. With an annual turnover of £11bn each year and with 67 million citizens and most industry dependent on it, the water industry is critical to the UK economy.

 

Why work in Water?

A career in the growing water industry presents an opportunity to earn money while protecting the environment in a way that is vital for the health and wellbeing of the population. We have a highly successful water industry, built on decades of experience. 

Roles and opportunities

The water industry can provide you with a stable, long-term career which enables you to transfer and develop your skills into a wide range of roles:

  • Water Quality Scientist
  • Water Network Inspector
  • Water Metering Surveyor
  • Water Technician
  • Field Engineer
  • Laboratory Sampler
  • Leakage Technical Assistant
  • Treatment Works Controller
  • Network Engineer

Be inspired by our ‘Leakage Technician Apprentice story’ and ‘Project Engineer at Thames Water’.

The Future of Water

Water and wastewater services are vital to society. The industry is striving to find ways to be increasingly sustainable in how those services are delivered, with ambitions for renewable energy generation and carbon reduction, environmental performance and safeguarding our water resource for future generations.

  • Reusing wastewater to support a circular economy
  • Achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030
  • Reducing the impact of plastic on the environment

Be part of the green revolution. Join the water industry. 

With an annual turnover of £11bn each year and with 68 million citizens and most industry dependent on it, the water industry is critical to the UK economy.
– Energy & Utilities Industry Profiles, Energy & Utilities Partnership, 2021

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