Yorkshire Water
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About Yorkshire Water

Careers

Working for Yorkshire Water 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. Graduates Have you got a degree and are looking for a job? We're here for you! 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 to hear from you Apprenticeships With the option of being able to gain on the job experience along with a competitive starting salary, it comes as no surprise to us that apprenticeships have grown in popularity over the past few years. We recognise the need for both fresh new talent and experience in our workplace, that's why we've already employed many apprentices in different business units across Yorkshire Water. Yorkshire Water is one of only 15% of employers in the UK that offer apprenticeships and we are very proud of this. We are passionate about growing our own talent and we strongly believe that this is critical to our future success. Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop new skills whilst earning a salary.

Working With Us

We treat everyone as per their needs and believe it's right to treat others with respect. This attitude is important when dealing with all of our stakeholders, whether it is our customers, the environment, our suppliers or regulators or our families and everyone we work with. We appreciate resourcefulness. Getting the best out of our resources and the situations that present themselves is a big part of our job. We recognise that we will achieve more and add value through teamwork, so this is an attribute that we feel is really important. Personal leadership qualities are something we look for in everyone and if you continually strive for success, you would be welcome here. We aim to provide a quality of service which is significantly better than any other utility, and at a price which represents good value for money. This means we always strive to look for ways to do things even better. When dealing with customers, it is imperative that we deliver a great service and with passionate employees this shines through.

Development

We put a big emphasis on colleague development. We encourage everyone to be the best that they can be and we believe that continuous learning is key to your success and ours. Your development is critical and it's important that we help you meet your personal aspirations, so we encourage a creative and flexible approach to individual and team learning. In your first few weeks, you will receive a corporate and role specific induction to ensure you receive all the information you need to understand the company’s vision and values and, more locally, what is 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. All our job vacancies are advertised internally. Career progression is part of our culture. You will be rewarded for hard work and performing well will provide you with the opportunity to progress internally.

Diversity & Inclusion

We're committed to providing a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects its equally diverse customer base. This is integral to delivering against our Strategic Business Objectives and our vision of ‘Taking responsibility for the water environment for good’. We also believe that an innovative and effective Equality and Diversity Strategy is an essential ingredient in maintaining sector leading performance, promoting equality of opportunity amongst all existing and future employees.

Rewards & 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 - Some roles also attract additional benefits such as a car, additional holidays and private healthcare

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Company Details

Headquarters

Bradford, UK

Revenue

£500m to £1bn

Employees

1,001 to 5,000