Graduates

Whether you are starting a career in Business, Engineering, Data Science or Technology, there is an opportunity for you here at Yorkshire Water. 
Our established Graduate development programme is perfect for those who wish to take their university knowledge that extra mile and start developing new skills and abilities in the workplace.

If you're hardworking, passionate and have ambition to continue to learn new things then we'd love for you to take a look at our graduate scheme in further detail.

In this section, you can find lots more about Yorkshire Water's exciting Graduate Development Programme, and how you can further develop your skills and abilities.

The programme involves an intensive induction period along with practical placements for you to absorb as much knowledge as possible. You'll be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning, whilst supported by a Sponsoring Manager. So if you spot an opportunity to explore something that interests you, we'll be behind you all the way!

The recruitment process for the 2019 Graduate Scheme intake has now closed.

Your placements

These may involve shadowing team members in their day-to-day role on operational or head office sites, contributing to regulatory deadlines, or working on business-critical projects. These provide you with an understanding of your business area as well as how they inter-relate with the wider group, our customers, our regulator and other water companies.

The placements will give you an overview of the areas in which you would like to develop your career. You'll also have ongoing development discussions with your manager.

What will the programme bring?

• A one-week residential induction to give you an overview of the group, introduce you to our values and business objectives and an opportunity for you to spend time with your sponsoring managers, mentors and to have dinner with the directors
• Skills-based learning sets, including project management, influencing, time management, assertiveness, personal impact (how to make a great impact) and performance management (to learn about how our current graduates have found their development, take a look at their case studies)
• Additional personal development as identified with your manager in your personal development discussions
• A two-day development centre in year two with individual feedback and coaching sessions to maximise your progress on the scheme
• Business learning sessions to raise your awareness of cross-business projects and initiatives
• Industry events to deepen your understanding of challenges and innovation across the sector
• Mentoring with a manager in another part of the business to maximise your knowledge and opportunities to network
• Placements across your business area and across the wider business

Programme requirements

·         Minimum 2:2 Degree classification (expected or achieved)
·         BEng degree for our Engineering roles

Recruitment process

1.   Application form
2.   Online tests
3.   Video interview
4.   Assessment centre

If the Graduate Development Programme sounds like the opportunity for you, you will firstly need to complete an online application form which is detailed at the bottom of the job advert once you click on the apply button.
If your application form is successful, then you will be contacted by a member of the Recruitment Team to invite you to complete a series of verbal and numerical online tests.

If successful, you will then be invited to take part in a video interview, with the final stage of being invited to a graduate assessment centre. The purpose of this is to give you a feel for what it’s really like to work here and for us to find out more about you. You will be introduced to a variety of people from around the business, including previous graduates and managers from different departments. Some of these will be assessing your potential, some could even be your future colleagues.

Come and meet us

We will be attending various University careers events so look out for us and visit our stands. They provide an opportunity to speak to current graduates on programme who will provide an insight in to what it’s like taking part in the Yorkshire Water Graduate Scheme.