The students are spent time with various departments throughout the business, and with our supply chain partner companies, in areas including engineering, customer service, information services and economic regulation.
This continues our work to support undergraduates and it is the first time NWG undertook an undergraduate placement programme of this scale.
In the previous two summers, our Asset Investment team and supply partners have run successful summer programmes with groups of undergraduates spending 12 weeks working with them.
The programme is part of our NWG Academy activity to attract and develop talent and raise awareness of career opportunities within the company and the wider water industry. We are a partner in the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, a nationwide initiative aimed at helping promote sector skills and fill an estimated 221,000 roles by 2027.
This initiative is a fantastic opportunity for the undergraduates to learn about the huge range of roles that make up the water industry and put a year of work on their CV.
Rebekah Hilton, who took advantage of the opportunity, working with the Digital Experience and Customer Insights teams, said:
“It’s been really useful to get an idea of what kind of jobs I can do with my degree and how I can make it useful in a more corporate environment.”