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Wessex Water

Claverton Down Road
Claverton Down
United Kingdom (UK)
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We are a regional water and sewerage business serving 2.7 million customers across the south west of England including Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, most of Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire and Hampshire.

The Bristol and Bath area in the north west has a population of around 750,000 and in the south east the Bournemouth and Poole area has about 300,000 residents.

The region’s landscape is varied, ranging from the Mendip Hills and the levels of Somerset to the cliffs of Dorset and Wiltshire’s Salisbury Plain.

The two coastlines have a number of popular holiday resorts such as Weston super Mare and Minehead on the north coast and Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth on the south coast.

We are owned by YTL Power International of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who bought us in May 2002.

YTL has demonstrated a long term commitment to us, enabling us to develop and continue to provide a first class service to our customers.

Our aim is to give all customers excellent standards of service by providing high quality water and environmental services that protect health, improve the environment and give customers good value for money.

We are recognised by the water industry regulator Ofwat as one of the most efficient water and sewerage companies in England and Wales.


If you work with us you can benefit from a comprehensive training programme that includes:

- the opportunity to study for relevant professional or further education qualifications while working
- a structured training programme for some roles involving both part-time college courses and in-house training
- apprenticeship opportunities for young people - see current vacancies for details of any current schemes
- regular Learn@Lunch events where senior staff share their knowledge with colleagues
- the opportunity to devise innovative ideas as part of our Eureka scheme which aims to implement staff inspired initiatives that improve our business


As an employee you would have access to a wide range of benefits and rewards including:

- competitive pay enhanced by performance related pay
- a pension scheme you can join immediately plus a range of insurance benefits providing valuable cover for you and your family
- life insurance in case the unthinkable should happen
- tailored learning and development that suits your aspirations while supporting business needs
- tax and National Insurance free salary sacrifice childcare vouchers for up to £55 per week
- Cycle2work, a tax efficient way to purchase a bike and accessories, available after one year’s employment
- a free reward scheme offering discounts and cashback from more than 1,200 high street and online suppliers
- the opportunity to buy or sell leave (available after one year of employment)
- support from our occupational health provider and free confidential telephone counselling

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