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Pennon gives the South West’s top talent the chance to dive into exciting roles within the water industry

Kallum Gethins

ByKallum Gethins

Feb 17, 2024
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Pennon Group is looking for top talent across the region as it opens applications for its two-year Graduate Management Programme for 2024.

With a whole range of exciting roles available across operations, engineering, business projects, IT and customer services teams at their water businesses South West Water, Bristol Water and Bournemouth Water, the programme gives applicants a two-year full-time chance to learn about the company and the wider water industry.

The programme includes access to ongoing training, mentorship and development opportunities tailored to everyone’s career aspirations.

Adele Barker, Pennon Group’s Chief People Officer, said: “As one of the region’s biggest employers we are really pleased to offer our teams a diverse and inclusive place to work, with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the customers and communities we value so much as a business. Our graduate programme provides fantastic opportunities for people in our region, whilst attracting talent from further afield. I look forward to meeting our 2024 graduates later in the year.”

Pennon was recently recognised for its strong commitment to supporting apprentices and graduates after achieving Gold membership of The 5% Club. The award reflects the business’s outstanding work with apprenticeships and graduates, and in supporting their careers through Earn and Learn schemes.

The company is going above and beyond to attract and support the next generation of water industry experts and has doubled its apprenticeship and graduate schemes with plans to recruit 1,000 people in these positions by 2030, along with offering 5,000 work placement opportunities.

Asisat Salinsile

Asisat Salinsile joined Pennon through the 10,000 Black Interns scheme and is now part of the graduate programme. Speaking about her experience so far, Asisat, said: “I am enjoying my time at Pennon and with the help of my team I am learning something new every day, and getting involved in lots of meaningful and exciting projects that have positive impacts on the business.

“I have already picked up lots of invaluable skills that will help me in my professional career going forward, and I have met and connected with some amazing colleagues in my graduate cohort who share similar aspirations and experiences.”

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 March 2024 and successful applicants will begin the programme on Monday 16 September 2024. For more information, visit https://careers.southwestwater.co.uk/join-us/search-our-jobs?dept=Graduates 

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