Thames Water

All about us.

We’re the UK’s biggest water company with 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. Customers rely on us every day to provide them the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment - drinking water and waste services. This is a huge responsibility and meets the needs of almost a quarter of the UK’s population. 

On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2 billion litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times!

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 the equvalent of 23% of our sites.

We are protectors of the natural environment and 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. We provide one of life’s essentials and all our work goes to providing a top class service for our customers, while ensuring our bills are affordable.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. To help us succeed, we’re on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.


Working for us.

At Thames Water, we recognise that it's our people who are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed, we need a range of skills and capabilities. Examples of our careers can be found on our website.

We value new ideas and skills which is why we focus on bringing fresh talent into the business. Outside of our usual job vacancies we also have entry level careers programmes . These include:

  • Apprenticeships

  • Traineeships

  • Higher Apprenticeships

For our entry level programmes we cover all tuition or training fees to complete your designated programme. You’ll have support from a dedicated manager, buddy and mentor as well as exceptional training and development. You are also given a laptop and mobile phone. You can use your laptop for your studies and training. So you have everything you need to get started! Other benefits include:

  • Earn while you learn, salary paid from your first day, even if you are at college.

  • In some cases contribution towards driving lessons can be provided

  • Employee benefits scheme (Including online discounts portal and pension)

These programmes are a great opportunity for those looking to start their career in an innovative, rewarding service which is essential to millions of people across London and the Thames Valley.

"Boring" at Beckton!

"Boring" at Beckton!

Posted: 24th of January 2018 by Laura Feltz

Digging tunnels at the largest waste treatment works in Europe

Meet our Apprentices - Kayne

Meet our Apprentices - Kayne

Posted: 18th of January 2018 by Laura Feltz

Kayne is now fully qualified, take a look at his thoughts on the apprenticeship.

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