Water Quality Business Analyst Internship (12 months)

  • Job Reference: 18901
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Employer: United Utilities
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: £20,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical, Science & Technology, Trades & Labour, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Water Quality Business Analyst Intern (12 months)

Location: Warrington, UK

Duration: 12 months

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Stat Date: September 2022


Help keep taps flowing and toilets flushing across the North West

At United Utilities, we’re not only essential service providers to over 7 million customers across the region but we’re also at the forefront of tackling some of the biggest climate and environmental challenges in a generation. All our people are essential in achieving our net zero targets and creating a more resilient North West.


It's a big job and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for our customers. From operating our pipes and improving water quality, to embracing new technologies and safeguarding the local environment – whether you're in our head office or out on site, there's always plenty going on.  Our internship programmes will give you the opportunity to learn first-hand how we make this happen.


We have been awarded with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2020.  We were ranked #19 company in the UK, based solely on the input of employees, who provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.


You will be joining the United Utilities family of over 5,000 employees who all help to provide great service for our 7 million customers.


Our internship programmes will give you the opportunity to learn first-hand how we make this happen. Our undergraduate and graduate programmes are key to helping us support customers.

Role Overview

In our Technical Services Team working under Water Treatment Directorate, you'll have the chance to work alongside a dedicated scientific team, who have a great track record in delivering performance governance and new ways of working for drinking water from source to tap.

United Utilities Produces approximately 2000 million litres of water a day to customer taps across the North West of England to a very high standard.

You will be working on our Water Quality First Program providing our customers with industry leading water quality. 

Working with Operational Scientists colleagues, you will support the delivery of Innovation exploiting science and data to solve challenges; supporting the use of digital technology to enhance data visibility and analytics. Our commitment to Defining and Delivering Standards will include you in understanding emerging contaminants, applying knowledge from our work with operational colleagues and regulator, Quality Assurance Compliance and focus on Water Quality Technical Delivery.

We're looking for an enthusiastic undergraduate to lead the way and help us meet the challenges of the future.

You'll receive a structured 12 month placement programme which will cover a variety of areas supported by the Technical Services Team, including working alongside Innovation and Operational Treatment Team, with stakeholders in regulatory, network and customer work streams.

Don't worry, you won't be going it alone. Mentors and managers will work with you as you progress through your placement and support you as you work towards your personal development goals.

What we are looking for

  • You will be aiming for a minimum 2:2 in a Scientific or Engineering discipline (or equivalent) Degree and a student in your penultimate year.
  • You must be motivated and enthusiastic, an excellent team player, possessing ambition and drive. You should also have a keen eye for detail and problem solving ability.
  • You should possess good written, numerical and interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate and influence across all levels.
  • You should be able to be comfortable working flexibly (independently or as part of a team) across a range of tasks and activities to deadlines, be able to prioritise your time and be proficient with Microsoft office.



Don't worry, you won't be going it alone. Your mentor and manager will work with you as you progress through your placement and support you as you work towards your personal development goals.

When you join our Intern Scheme you'll receive a good salary, and you'll also be eligible for a bonus of up to 7.5%.

You get 26 days holiday to take during your placement, and at our fantastic Lingley Mere site we have an onsite gym, coffee shops and other great facilities. And while access to an award-winning pension scheme might not be top of your priorities right now, responsible employers like us make sure you get one anyway – you'll pay 5% in to your pot and you'll get an extra 10% from the company. And that's not the only way to save, as you'll be able to buy company shares as part of the employee share buy scheme.


Internship Duration

12 months


How to apply

All roles will be advertised on our United Utilities Career's Page. Roles will be advertised on selected University portals to encourage applications. All applications will need to be completed online through the United Utilities Careers Page.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation, or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.