What roles are on offer

Pennon's Experience the Workplace programme

What we do

Want to immerse yourself in the knowledge and fresh thinking that flows into every corner of our business? We’re proud to offer a range of work experience opportunities across Pennon Group.

Join us for work experience and you’ll spend time in various areas of our business. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know colleagues from across Pennon, gain valuable employability skills, and even visit some of our sites.

Whether you join us at South West Water, Bournemouth Water or Bristol Water, one thing’s for sure – you’ll be given all the support you need to really make a splash.

If you have any questions about Pennon’s Experience the Workplace Programme, please contact us at workexperience@pennon-group.co.uk.

Experience the workplace

The opportunities

Two-day introduction into the water industry

Are you interested in the water industry and looking to gain valuable experience? Look no further than this opportunity with Pennon! In just two days, you'll get a glimpse into various career paths available with the company. You'll also have the chance to network with current apprentices and graduates and participate in workplace activities to develop your skills. Don't miss out on this chance to explore your future!

We are holding 2-day experiences throughout the year with our first taking place March 2024.

One-day insight into Pennon apprenticeships

Join Pennon's Apprenticeship Insight Day and kick-start your career!

Curious about how you can get ahead in your career with Pennon? Come along to our Apprenticeship Insight Day where you'll learn all about Pennon Academy and the available apprenticeships we offer. You'll get to meet our current apprentices, who can share their experiences and advice, and take part in a hands-on activity session to develop your skills for the future.

We are holding one-day experiences throughout the year, starting in February 2024, during National Apprenticeship Week.

Virtual work experience

Explore the water industry and enhance your expertise with Pennon's Virtual Work Experience...

Are you looking to broaden your horizons and develop your skills in the water industry? Join us for a Virtual Work Experience week and engage in virtual meetings and projects related to water management and sustainability. Work alongside our team of experts on real projects. This experience will give you the opportunity to learn, grow, and network with seasoned professionals, providing you with valuable mentorship and networking sessions as well as lasting workplace experience.

South West Peatland Partnership Restoration Experience

Join us in the summer to explore the South West's moors: A chance to help restore peatlands, enhance biodiversity and protect our historic environment.

As lead partner in the SWPP, South West Water is providing a two-day opportunity to a select number of students interested in conservation, restoration, or archaeology. Come and join us on Dartmoor, Exmoor or Bodmin Moor where you will gain valuable experience in the field. You'll be an active part of our team, supporting with restoration, enhancing water quality and quantity leaving peatlands, promoting biodiversity, monitoring progress, and helping to preserve our moorland heritage.

Social Mobility Business Partnership (SMBP)

Explore Multiple Industries in the South West with the Social Mobility Business Partnership! If you're aged between 16-17 and come from a low-income background, join SMBP Charity and Pennon in a unique opportunity to experience a range of industries in the South West including the NHS and Exeter Chiefs. Participate in a five-day programme and gain valuable skills and experiences that will help you shape your future.

Our partners

Pennon's Experience the Workplace Programme has been developed in partnership with the following partners.