What roles are on offer


People Team

What we do

From Employee Relations to Recruitment, our People teams are there to support South West Water employees with everything from wellbeing initiatives to learning and development opportunities. Join this diverse, collaborative department and you’ll enjoy exposure to every level and layer of our business.

Whether you’re onboarding new starters, delivering training, or dealing with Payroll, everything you do will have a positive impact on our people. And while you’re busy supporting others to develop incredible careers, you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to make your own mark on our business. So if you’re the curious type who’s confident to challenge the status-quo and looking for a role where every day is different, dive in.


Our people

Meet the team

People Administrator

“My role involves meeting a lot of new people and helping them ease into the business. I love hearing how much candidates enjoy their new roles - it makes me feel proud of the everyday, which is so important in any job. You really do get back what you put in here. I’ve had such positive feedback to some changes I made to the onboarding process which fuels my drive to continue improving our processes. I’ve met some brilliant people, made great connections and am always pushed to be the best I can be – which is the most important thing to me.”

Human Resource Management Graduate

“With the support of my manager, I’ve been able to successfully complete projects which have cemented South West Water’s inclusivity and employee development values. I am particularly proud of leading two projects – the 10,000 Black Interns Programme which saw us recruit nine interns of African origin, and another project which saw us successfully provide Performance Management training to 270 line managers across the organisation. I love that I’m given the opportunity and space to do my assignment projects without being micromanaged.”


“I’ve worked at South West Water for five and a half years now and still enjoy it as much as my first week. There are loads of development and progression opportunities available here – I’ve progressed into 3 different roles so far, with each challenging me in a new area within HR. The company has also put me through my Level 5 CIPD qualification and HR Management Apprenticeship. The HR Team is like my 2nd family and we are all very supportive of each other.”

A warm welcome guaranteed

Life in the office

From Regulations to Marketing, our Head Office is home to a range of South West Water teams. Bright, airy and spacious, Peninsula House is a collaborative space where over 200 people come together to build a better future for the South West. Not only will you be welcomed by a fun, friendly atmosphere every time you step through the doors, you’ll also find endless opportunities to build an incredible career – and friendships – here.

Easy to reach from the M5 and Exeter city centre, commuting to Peninsula House is straightforward – and you’ll have plenty of parking spots to choose from when you arrive. Looking for something to do at lunch? As well as our on-site cafe, you’ll find shops and a supermarket just a short walk away, ensuring you’re always spoilt for choice.


Reward Manager

Sorry we don’t currently have any vacancies available in our People team. Why not take a look at all the vacancies we have on offer within South West Water and the other brands within the Pennon Group?