Scottish Water

Scottish Water is one of the UK’s largest water companies and a world leader in the water and waste water industry. Our services are essential to daily life to the people of Scotland. We deliver high quality drinking water, safely collect and treat waste water and protect our environment.

Working in cities, towns and villages the length and breadth of Scotland on a daily basis, we strive for the highest levels of safety and quality, to deliver a leading customer experience, to support the communities in which we live and work, and to be a great employer.

Our vision is to be trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends.

Progress in this journey is thanks to our talented people who put their hearts and efforts into working at Scottish Water. Together, we are Trusted to Serve.

We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. In 2016 we won the award for "Best Workplace of the Year" at the Hr NETWORK Awards, which recognised the enthusiasm, commitment and pride of our employees in working for Scottish Water. 

We were also awarded “Fair Work Employer of the Year” at the 2016 Scottish Business Awards, gaining recognition for creating jobs and a working environment where employees can thrive and achieve excellence. We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have achieved the Gold standard in the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people.

You will have access to a host of benefits which include 37 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan, tax efficient childcare vouchers and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing.

Current vacancies

The Management Trainee Programme

Our Management Trainee Programme is a 2 year programme, focussed on developing your leadership skills to enable you to take on a Team Leader role at the end of the programme.

Graduate Programme

Our Specialist Graduate Programme is a 2 year programme focused on further developing your skills and expertise to enable you to take on a specialist technical role on completion of your programme and become part of our next generation of experts

Both graduate frameworks will identify and develop your talents and support you to progress to the highest levels of our organisation. You’ll learn all about our business including how we provide an excellent service to our customers, the regulatory environment that we operate in, our business opportunities and challenges, and lots about yourself.

Modern Apprenticeship

Start an apprenticeship at Scottish Water and you’ll be well on your way to receiving first class training and mentoring, gaining huge investment in your development and earning nationally recognised qualifications - all while getting paid!

Our apprenticeship schemes are a real alternative to university and not only will you gain qualifications you will also get hands-on, real work experience with the chance to learn from our professional and experienced team.

We will offer you tailored learning and development and the opportunity to take ownership of your career. You will find Scottish Water an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect and value people’s differences. We want you to find meaning in the work that you do and to feel able to share your ideas and be yourself.

Summer Internship

If you want to taste what it feels like to work in one of the largest water companies in the UK, Scottish Water’s Summer Internship programme is a great start! Our Summer Internship scheme welcomes talents from all disciplines including Science, Engineering, Technology and Asset Management.

During this three-month paid placement, you will support key business areas on innovative projects and work methods to deliver an excellent service to our customers. This means that you will undertake a real job within a team of highly-skilled professionals; who will encourage you to apply your studies and challenge yourself to develop practical skills relevant to your future career and get most out of this experience.

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Scottish Water Apprentices

Latest Opportunities

  • Customer Service Adviser

     £17,383 -  £25,550 pro rata

    Closing date: 01/07/2019

      Scottish Water is currently looking for a service orientated and self-motivated individual to join a successful and experienced team of customer...

  • Project Manager

     £31,029 -  £43,569

    Closing date: 23/06/2019

     Are you interested in playing a key role in growing, maintaining and developing our already successful renewables portfolio within the Scottish Water...

  • Waste Management Offio

     £27,373 -  £39,343

    Closing date: 23/06/2019

      Scottish Water is looking to recruit a professional, dynamic and enthusiastic individual to work in the Waste Services Team within the CSD function of...

  • Business Administration Modern Apprentice


    Closing date: 20/06/2019

     Learning. Earning. Growing. Developing. As an apprentice at Scottish Water you €™ll be joining one of Scotland €™s most critical businesses and be part of...

  • Wastewater Team Leader

     £31,029 -  £43,569

    Closing date: 29/06/2019

    An exciting position has arisen within Scottish Water to join the Wastewater Operations Team to have frontline involvement in operating wastewater treatment...