Your career

Whether you are joining us to have a career in regulation, the water sector, or in government or whatever stage you're at in your career, we have opportunities for everyone.  

We will work with you to understand your career aspirations, either inside Ofwat or in the wider Civil Service. We'll provide you with the space and support to shape your future while taking control of your own development.   

Above all, we strive to ensure our people feel connected and valued, and that their voice matters.  

Learning and development 

Throughout your career at Ofwat we'll encourage and support your learning and development.  

We'll support learning in different ways, including learning from others, through collaboration and partnership, membership of a professional body, in-house seminars and training and external courses.  

We believe that everyone in Ofwat has a leadership role. Whether you're leading a team or a project or developing thought leadership, we'll encourage you to grow your leadership skills. You'll also have the opportunity to be part of a professional network, with opportunities for professional development both internally and externally. 


Ofwat is part of the Civil Service Secondment Scheme and is a member of the UK Regulators Network (UKRN) – both of which can provide the opportunity for our people to be seconded to other organisations for a period of time. This gives individuals a valuable opportunity to gain experience of other organisations and skill sets. It also helps them to develop a professional profile. 

Graduate Scheme

We recruit graduates into a scheme that sees them spend several structured secondments across the different resource pools within Ofwat. 

During an 18-month period, this allows them to: 

  • adjust to the work place; 
  • develop new skills; 
  • benefit from mentoring by senior colleagues; and 
  • find out where they want to focus their future career development.