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Thames Water Utilities Virtual Work Experience: STEM Careers in Innovation


Job sector

Energy & Utilities
Students aged 13 and above, based in the UK are welcome to apply
Certificate of completion
Over 9 hours worth of content

Dive into the dynamic world of STEM with Thames Water's Energy & Utilities Virtual Work Experience. Uncover the surprising role of Thames Water at the intersection of technology, innovation, and public service. As the UK's largest water and wastewater service, Thames Water brings clean, safe water to thousands while embracing a diverse range of STEM careers. This program is ideal for those passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Discover the intricate workings of water safety, wastewater treatment, sustainability, and cutting-edge science and engineering. Explore the company's varied roles, from STEM and sustainability to digital careers, communications, and social media. Join Thames Water in shaping the future of water services and innovation in the sector. Embark on a journey that reveals the essential role of STEM in delivering tangible outputs in clean, drinking water to communities across the UK.

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. 

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

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Hear from our student community

Aqsa Saleemi, Year 12 Student

Thank you for all your time and effort. The program was by far the best experience I’ve had virtually compared to other virtual experiences I’ve done. I liked the layout and the interactive activities, and I learnt a lot I didn’t know. I would definitely recommend this program to others; it was a great experience I would love to do it all again.

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