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Working at Scottish Water

As one of Scotland’s biggest businesses, providing vital services to 2.52 million households and 153,000 business premises, Scottish Water provides a broad range of career opportunities. We’re passionate about developing our people and ensuring that Scottish Water is a fantastic place to work.

Young Scottish Water employee

Everyone has talent

We believe that attracting, developing and retaining the best people can help secure continued growth, success and customer satisfaction.

Our employees are essential to providing our customers with the very best service in communities around Scotland. The quality of drinking water received by our customers has never been higher, and satisfaction with the service we provide has reached record levels. But we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part in ensuring that Scottish Water is trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends.

If you are passionate about delivering a great customer service and can inspire trust and demonstrate pride in your work, we are confident that you will find Scottish Water an environment where you can build on your talents and one where you can thrive.

Working at Scottish Water

As an employee of Scottish Water you can expect to receive excellent training and support to enable you to realise your full potential. That’s why we have created qualifications, modern apprenticeship frameworks, graduate schemes and other career development opportunities.

We actively support the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related skills, aiming to develop the next generation of water industry leaders and experts, with a very specific focus on encouraging more women to take up STEM related careers.

Our employee engagement levels are among the highest in the UK, we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We value diversity and understand that different perspectives bring innovative ideas to the way we do things and help us serve our customers better.

We know your life outside of work is equally as important to you so you’ll find a variety of flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies to help you balance the demands of daily life. As a family friendly employer, we have been awarded the Carers Positive kite mark.

In 2015, we were named Scotland’s Best Large Public Sector Employer at the inaugural Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards and we won the prestigious Business Insider Award for Scotland's Best Large Employer, receiving external recognition around our commitment to creating a highly engaged workforce, opportunities for all, work/life balance and having strong values and ethics.

In view of the nature and environment of our work all offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. These include checking identity, right to work in the UK, employment references and Basic Disclosure criminal records checks.  Other checks may be required depending on the nature of the job for which you have applied e.g. qualifications or enhanced security checks. Scottish Water does not discriminate unfairly against applicants who may have a criminal history. Employment of individuals with a criminal record will depend on the nature of the position for which they have applied and the circumstances of their offences.

Join our team

If you would like to join our team at Scottish Water you can find out more about our latest vacancies here.