Our People

Reward & Lifestyle
We strongly believe that a good work-life balance is essential for maintaining a productive and happy working environment, and we will do everything we can to give you a helping hand, from providing the opportunity to purchase childcare vouchers, to money off bus and train travel.
Competitive basic salary and the potential to earn even more through a performance related bonus based on both company and individual performance. So, if you do a great job then you'll be rewarded for it!

  • Extra rewards for outstanding contribution to your role
  • Generous holiday entitlement (on top of bank holidays)
  • Excellent quality contributory pension scheme; free life assurance and personal   accident insurance
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Some roles also attract additional benefits such as a car, additional holidays and private healthcare

Recruitment Process 
All our roles empower colleagues to use their own initiative, make decisions and generate new ideas. We recruit people into a wide variety of roles and use different ways to attract and assess candidates.
Our recruitment process is honest, open and two-way, we want to ensure you find out more about the job on offer and we also want to find more about you.
Working for Yorkshire Water involves roles which are focused on looking after the water environment and putting customers at the heart of everything we do.
Take a look around to find out more about the work we do as a company and what life working for a water company is really like.

Here at Yorkshire Water, we recruit people into a wide variety of different roles and we use different techniques, depending on the position, to make sure that we get the best person for the job. As part of the recruitment process, you might be asked to participate in one or more of the areas below:

Competency based interviews
If you are asked to attend an interview, you will be given a selection of competency-based questions to explore your experience against the criteria listed for the role
You will also have the chance to ask us some questions about the role, the culture, the work environment, or any other area of interest to you. It is also a great opportunity for you to provide specific examples that demonstrate your skills and experience.

Assessment centres
You may be invited to attend an assessment centre, at these events you will be asked to participate in a number of activities these may include an introductory business presentation, site tour,  interview, presentation, group exercise, role play, ability or personality test. The main purpose is to assess your skills and experience in line with other candidates. You are likely to meet a variety of people across the business at these events, so please feel free to ask them any questions that you may have about the company.

Testing
At some point during the recruitment process, you may be invited to complete psychometric or personality tests which are designed to understand your ability, personality, skills and capabilities.

Diversity and inclusion
We want to be as diverse as the communities we serve here in Yorkshire. We want everyone who comes to work at Yorkshire Water to feel like they can be their authentic self in the workplace because their individual needs are met and they are fully supported to be their personal best.
Having diversity amongst our colleagues creates innovation, helps us to fully understand and support our customers, and allows us to create a culture where our colleagues can be their authentic self.  

Diversity and inclusion is an essential and embedded part of our business strategy. Find out more about what we’re doing to improve our diversity.

Gender pay gap
Due to the number of colleagues we employ, we’re required to publish our gender pay gap data and we are proud to do this. Being open and transparent about who we are and what we do is very important to us and our customers. We’ve gone over and above what we’re required to report on by publishing our ethnicity pay gap data as well as our gender pay gap data. You can read all about who we are and how we’re going to close the pay gaps in our Workplace Diversity Report. 

Your career development
Career development and progression is part of our culture at Yorkshire Water. We love everyone to have a career development plan and continuous learning is encouraged in whatever way suits your personal aspirations.
Innovation, learning and development are what makes our business thrive. We want to be the best at what we do and to do that we know we need to invest time in growing and developing our colleagues.
Career development at Yorkshire Water offers a creative and flexible approach to both individual and team learning.
In your first few weeks, you’ll take part in a corporate and role specific induction to make sure you know all you need to about our business, from its vision and values and, more specifically, what’s expected of you in your role.
You'll have regular discussions with your manager about your development and career aspirations to make sure you get what you need. You will have access to the best learning and development available to really get the most from your career.