Employees

We create a great place to work by enabling our people to achieve their best, and focussing on safety, diversity and wellbeing.

EmployeesAs a major regional service provider, we employ more than 5,000 people to keep our network flowing – from engineers to customer service specialists; scientists to financial experts.

We run our recruitment programme in a way that supports the region’s jobs and training agenda. In 2014, David Cameron came to our Lingley Mere HQ to launch a new employment initiative for 1,000 young people in our region aged between 16 – 24 years old who are not in education, employment or training.

We are committed to providing apprenticeships and graduate places, with 54 apprentices and 24 graduates joining in September 2016. All have embarked on development programmes which will provide a fantastic launch pad for a lifelong career in our industry.

Skills development and career progression are essential for employee retention and great customer service, and in 2015/16, we delivered more than 21,000 training days. We have two training centres, one purpose-built to deliver our apprentice, technical and health & safety training; and the other to accommodate our leadership, personal development and information technology training.

We want colleagues to enjoy coming to work, by feeling valued, supported and respected. We sourced feedback from colleagues on all aspects of working life, and created company wide and local action plans in response to the findings.

While we all do an important job, nothing we do is worth getting hurt for, which is why we continued our intensive focus on health & safety, to ensure that colleagues go home safe and sound at the end of each working day.

Find out more about working for United Utilities.

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