We’re looking for
talented Data graduates to join our Graduate Development Programme.
About the Programme
dynamic and packed 2 year programme will enable you to use the numeracy,
analytical and data skills developed
in your degree to help us solve problems in the water industry. Our graduate
programme will offer a truly versatile role, a huge amount of insight into how
a regulator works with excellent training enabling you to create a solid
foundation for your data career.
across different areas of work (clusters), you will also be able to develop a
broad skillset including econometrics, policy development and presentation.
You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team and apply analytical, financial
modelling and quality assurance skills. You will develop the confidence in your
ability to challenge the data and link your findings to policy decision making
in the real world.
The work we do is
complex and has direct implications for the customers and the environment.
You’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate your potential from the outset
and your passion for all things data will see you relish the opportunity!
Ofwat (the Water
Services Regulation Authority) is the economic regulator of the water and
wastewater sectors in England and Wales. Our vision is to improve life through water. We plan to achieve this through:
- ensuring that the sector delivers everyday excellence in
delivering water and wastewater services to customers, responding to their
- ensuring that companies take long-term stewardship of the
environment, their assets and their customer relations;
- ensuring that the industry “adds value”, whether through value for
money for customers or adding value to communities and the environment.
We are full speed ahead delivering our 2019 strategy, Time to act, together, which focuses on bringing our vision to life. So this is an
exciting time to join our team and ride the wave!
ambitious about the future and looking for people who can help us to achieve
our goals. Our commitment to being a truly diverse and inclusive employer,
reflective of the customers and communities we serve, encourages applications
from all walks of life. Our aim is to create an environment where colleagues
feel comfortable in bringing their whole self to work, where everyone is
treated equally, empowered to thrive, and together we achieve our vision of
improving life through water.
Who are we looking for?
and highly motivated individuals committed to making a difference. You’ll find
your feet and become effective very quickly in our small, friendly and
inclusive organisation. You’ll be empowered by our culture of collaboration,
learning and innovation and you’ll be exposed to senior executives and
stakeholders early on, giving you the opportunity to raise your profile
internally and within the sector. Successful candidates will thrive on drilling
down into the detail and understand the importance of their contribution to the
bigger scope of work, taking pleasure in all aspects of the role. You will be
comfortable building relationships and effectively communicating with a variety
of audiences, adapting your approach appropriately.
With a strong academic foundation, an instinct for
problem solving and a resilient approach, you will have (or be on target to
achieve this year) at least a 2:2 degree in a numerical, analytical,
environmental or business related discipline, such as (but not limited to)
economics, accounting and finance, environmental engineering, maths, physics or
chemistry. We’re particularly keen to hear from you if you have (or will obtain
this year) a relevant post-graduate degree. In either case, as this is a
graduate programme, we are looking for no more than three years’ work
experience following your graduation.
What’s on offer?
Graduate Associate on our programme, you’ll be employed on a 2 year fixed term
contract with a starting salary of £28,000 plus a substantial benefits package
including 25 days holiday plus 10 ½ bank holiday and privilege leave days per
annum. In addition you will receive an excellent benefits package including
exclusive discounts on a range of good and services (retail, theatre, gym
membership etc), professional development opportunities, health and wellbeing
initiatives and an excellent civil service pension.
have offices in Birmingham and London (you’ll be able to express a preference
for which) with remote working available. We operate a truly flexible and agile
working culture with all of the IT/infrastructure (including a Surface Pro and
iPhone) to enable you to work efficiently where and when needed.
Sounds good? We’re looking to appoint this year with an assessment centre will to take
place w/c 22 March and a start date
of 6 September 2021. The closing
date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 28 February 2021 so don’t miss