Environmental & Engineering & Asset Management Graduate Scheme

  • Job Reference: 00038404-1
  • Date Posted: 1 November 2023
  • Location: Hatfield
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Do you want to work for a company that provides an essential service to our customers and communities where you live?

Would you like to work for a company that truly care for the environment and who are passionate about river restoration net zero and biodiversity?

Do you want to work somewhere where your technical and personal development is key to our success in solving engineering problems?

If these challenges excite you, then the Affinity Water Engineering & Asset Management Graduate Scheme could be for you.

Check out the video above to hear what our current grads have to say!

We're looking for candidates with the energy, drive, curiosity and motivation to challenge to become our next generation of Engineers, Scientists, Operational & Asset Managers and Data Scientists, working within our science, engineering and operational teams.

You'll be using your academic and people skills to help us ensure that we can continue to supply our customers in our region with high quality, sustainable and affordable drinking water 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. You will be joining at an exciting time as we prepare to deliver our business plan for the next regulatory period. You will be part of the teams that are making decisions both today and making long-term decisions to get the best value-for-money for our customers and developing our long-term plans. We're looking for candidates we can invest in for the long term, who'd like to learn and develop to take leadership roles within Affinity Water in the next 5 years.

With dedication and hard work, by the end of the programme, you'll not only have a comprehensive overview of all aspects of your technical specialism, you'll also have learned about other areas of our business, and you will be equipped with the key foundational skills & knowledge to have a successful career in Affinity Water

You'll be based at our head office in Hatfield but will also be travelling throughout our company area stretching from Dover in the south to Clacton in the east, as well as our home county regions in and around London.

What do you need to get the job?

As a Graduate we appreciate you won't be the finished article just yet, but you will need to have a Bachelor or Master's degree in an Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography or Mathematics discipline. You will rotate through a number of departments within the organisation and get real insight and experience of Affinity Water.

You will also need to have strong numerical fluency, analytical capabilities and skills in technical report writing. Additionally, we want applicants who have a desire to understand complex projects and programmes, who are excellent communicators and who are curious.

Importantly, any successful applicant will also be interested in learning from technical and industry-leading experts on wide-ranging topics including improving biodiversity, managing water resources, asset health and resilience, water treatment technologies and processes and developing strategies to safeguard our company's future. You'll be motivated to seek professional development and accreditation with an appropriate professional body and find ways to put your learning into practice on a daily basis.

Ultimately, you'll be on the fast-track to a mission-critical leadership role in an industry that's trying to solve one of the major sustainable challenges of the 21st century, while making a positive difference to the local environment and local communities.

  • Applications should be made on or before 7th January 2024 
  • Assessment Centres will be held in our Hatfield office mid February 2024 
  • The Graduate programme will commence September 2024.


  • Salary £28,000
  • Annual leave 24 days rising with length of service
  • A generous pension scheme that doubles the contributions you make, up to a maximum of 12%
  • We offer enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave. We also have a Carers policy and Menopause policy to help us support our people through different stages of their lives.
  • Access to our Wellbeing Centre with support for looking after your physical and mental
  • Discounts for Medical and Dental Insurance, Retail Outlets
  • Volunteer days

Affinity Water recognises the benefits of greater diversity in our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We are committed to building a more inclusive culture where every member of our workforce can thrive. 

If you require any help or further guidance, need information in an accessible format, or require adjustments please contact Hayley Savory - hayley.savory@affinitywater.co.uk