Finance and Business Services Graduate Programme at Thames Water

Where: England - multiple

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Type: Graduate

About the Company:

We’re the UK’s biggest water company with nine million customers relying on us every day to provide them with drinking water and waste services. We also clean and treat the wastewater of a further six million customers before returning it to the natural environment. This is a huge responsibility and meets the needs of almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’re also at the forefront of innovation in our industry – we’ve just completed construction of the deepest tunnel in London and every day we create enough renewable energy to power a city the size of Oxford. We are protectors of the natural environment and our biodiversity team manage nature reserves and habitats across London and the Thames Valley. We also used recycled wastewater for irrigation and toilets across the Olympic Park, helping to make London 2012 the greenest Games ever. Alongside the innovations and improvements we make, we never lose sight of our customers.

About the Role:

After a comprehensive induction you can expect to complete a combination of rotations within different finance and business service areas over the duration of the three year programme, providing you with practical experience across a range of core specialisms within our highly regulated industry.

As well as gaining your ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification, all our graduates complete an 18 month core graduate development programme. Throughout, you’ll have support from the managers and mentors in your business area. The programme has been designed around you to make sure you have the opportunity to maximise your potential. It has several elements that support you to start confidently in our business and develop your knowledge, skills and experience to succeed. You’ll be joining a network of graduates already in our business and will have all the support you need from day one. We review our programme each year, with core elements including:

  • Company induction
  • Health and safety training
  • Coaching and buddy support
  • On-the-job role placements
  • Business and personal development modules
  • Management development
  • WaterAid charity business challenge
  • Technical and professional development
  • Off-boarding event


We strive to ‘reach higher and be better’ in everything that we do. We are a team of dedicated specialists with great attention to detail and love of numbers! We work on behalf of colleagues and customers across our entire business; from Swindon through Reading and the outskirts of London so you will need to be flexible to move around sites as required.

How we go about things and our values are important to us, as well as a genuine interest in what we do and our customers. We are a diverse business and are looking for self-driven graduates who are confident stepping into new environments, adding value and whose values reflect ours:

  • Reach higher, be better
  • Take care
  • Passionate about everything we do
  • Be respectful and value everyone
  • Be proud, be blue

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'EA4WK'