Graduate Development Programme - Data Analyst

Job Reference:
Full Time
Birmingham or London
£28,000 p/a
Date Posted:
9am - 20.01.20
Closing Date:
11pm - 28.02.21

We’re looking for talented Data graduates to join our Graduate Development Programme.

About the Programme

Our 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.  

Rotating 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!

About Ofwat

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 changing demand;
  • 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!

Ofwat is 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?

Engaged 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?

As a 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. 

We 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 out!

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