Why join Ofwat?

There are so many reasons why Ofwat is a great place to be! We have amazing offices, with an excellent agile working environment, a great team and are driven by our values. We actively encourage collaboration and innovation and there’s a real adult culture fostered by trust, flexibility and respect.

A great opportunity to make a Splash!

The Ofwat Graduate Development Programme provides a powerful start to your career. Carefully designed to provide you with a breadth of knowledge and a huge amount of insight into how a regulator works, you’ll get to work within our professional multi-disciplinary teams, alongside some of the most senior and experienced professionals in the regulatory field. The work we do is complex and has direct implications for the customers and the environment so you’ll have the opportunity to make a real impact!

Our People

Ofwateers are the heart and soul of the organisation. It’s about our agility to change within a culture that makes it possible for everyone to feel connected and valued, where your voice matters. It’s about having the right environment where you have the space to shape our future while taking greater control of your own growth and development – with a dogged focus on better outcomes for customers, the environment and society. There’s clearly space to go further and we have a People Strategy ‘A great place to be’ that is designed to take us to the next level to fulfil our ambitions for the water sector and our role as a regulator.

Flexible working

We are a highly agile workforce, and flexible working is part of our culture. We have offices in Birmingham and London (you’ll be able to express a preference for which) with remote working available. Our technology (including a Surface Pro and iPhone), infrastructure and small but beautifully formed team, means you can be equally effective working at home, in the park enjoying the sunshine or at your local coffee shop!

The offer

As a Graduate Associate on our programme, you’ll be employed on a 2 year fixed term contract with a starting salary of £28,000 plus a substantial benefits package including 25 days holiday plus 10 ½ bank holiday and privilege leave days per annum. In addition you will receive exclusive discounts on a range of goods and services (retail, theatre, gym membership etc), regular professional development, health and wellbeing initiatives and an excellent civil service pension.