Our programmes

Whatever area of our business your interests lie in, our graduate programme will give you first-class training and support, together with an in-depth understanding of your chosen business area – so that you can develop the skills you need to progress your career as you make a real contribution to some of our live projects.

  • Future leaders

    It’s our job to bring three million households and 200,000 businesses, clean, clear water and to take their wastewater away so our customers can simply get on with their day.

    Our operations department is at the heart of the company and is responsible for planning, operating and maintaining our water and wastewater assets, in order to provide an essential service for seven million customers in the North West of England.  

    We look for graduates that have the capability to engage with people at all levels of the business and develop into outstanding leaders of the future, helping to deliver our ambitious plans, drive performance and improve customer service in a safe working environment. Sound like your cup of tea?

  • Engineering

    Whatever aspect of engineering you're interested in, we've got something for you. As an engineering graduate you'll benefit from the shared knowledge and expertise of working with colleagues across all of the Engineering disciplines whilst also developing your own specialist skills. 

  • Finance

    As a finance graduate, you’ll have the chance to work alongside an established award winning finance team of over 120 employees, who have a great track record in delivering strong financial results.

    The graduate scheme is 3 years in length in which you are fully supported, both professionally and financially, in obtaining your CIMA qualification whilst gaining hands on financial experience. You’ll receive a tailored development programme that is specifically aligned to the CIMA professional experience requirements with 3-12 month placements in a range of critical teams from Treasury to Taxation and Financial Control all based at our head offices, Lingley Mere, in Warrington.

    It’s fair to say no two days will be the same, as you learn how we manage financial risk, implement robust financial controls, maintain good relationships with our investors and manage taxation.

    From specialist training to mentoring and coaching, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Managers, mentors and graduate buddies will be on hand to support you through your CIMA studies, help you set personal targets and make sure you’re on the road to success.

  • Water resources

    United Utilities provides water and sewage services to around seven million people in North West England.  Behind the scenes that means operating enough miles of pipework and sewers to wrap three times round the planet, investing billions of pounds to improve water and the environment across the North West, while taking care of some of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive countryside in the region. We're embracing new technology, thinking outside the box to improve services for our customers and even harnessing the renewable energy potential of the region's water, waste and weather.  

    In short, it's our job to bring three million households and 200,000 businesses, clean, clear water and to take their waste water away so our customers can simply get on with their day.

    As a Hydrologist Graduate, you’ll develop hydrological expertise and help monitor the performance of the company’s water sources in terms of efficiency, reliability, compliance with abstraction licence conditions, and environmental impact along with liaison with the Environment Agency and other regulators on all hydrological and water resource related matters.

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