Thinking about a career in STEM?

Thames Water Work Experience

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Experience overview

*This programme is on-demand, so you can start right away!*

Discover the most under-represented and exciting field within the world of STEM. You may not expect it but Thames Water stands at the cutting edge of technology and leverage this to bring thousands upon thousands of people a real, tangible output in clean, drinking water. They cover a whole range of STEM careers, so this programme is suitable for anyone with a keen interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

What’s included?

This programme will cover the roles and opportunities available at the UK’s largest water and wastewater service. From insight into how Thames Water keeps our water safe and clean to how it’s protecting valuable spaces in the environment, you’ll learn about the daily operations and big-picture thinking that put Thames Water firmly at the forefront of innovation in the sector. You’ll learn about the water cycle, how wastewater and sewage treatment works, sustainability and science and engineering at Thames Water. You’ll explore the range of roles within the company, from opportunities in STEM and sustainability to digital careers, communications and social media. 

Students in years 9  and above, based in the UK are welcome to apply and complete the programme
Students in years 9 and above, based in the UK are welcome to apply and complete the programme
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Attend live webinars
Attend live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
The Water Cycle and Clean Water Treatment

Ever wondered how we get clean drinking water? Where does it come from? And where does the wastewater end up? The answer to all of these questions lies in the water cycle. We'll cover it all from flooding, wet weather, increasing populations, and weather patterns to managing pollution, pesticides, and nitrate. We'll then quiz you on what you've learnt, just to make sure you were paying attention!

Sustainability at Thames Water
STEM at Thames Water
Digital, Communications, and Social Media
Employability Skills

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
Programme dates: 1st January - 22nd February
Application deadline: 22nd February

Meet industry professionals

We've worked with some awesome employers on our Thames Water Virtual Work Experience. Check out some of our speakers.

Cheryl Atkinson

System Operator

James Townsend

Field Performance Manager

What students say

Thank you so much for putting this all together! You've given me information I never knew, and boosted my confidence with the knowledge I knew already. I have a clearer view of my road ahead and how I will achieve it, so thank you again, for this great opportunity!
Thank you so much for taking your time to come and talk to us. I feel more confident about stepping into a work environment and I know loads of others feel the same
Thank you for creating this program for us. It was very helpful as I got to understand the different skills that are important for working in the industry.
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