What we can offer you

Great perks, passionate people and incredible opportunities

Life at South West Water

Our culture

For us, it’s not just about what we do, but how we do it. At the heart of our business are our people. That’s why we invest in them and ensure they have everything they need, and a culture that gives them the support and freedom to change, improve and thrive. As part of our diverse and dedicated team, you’ll be encouraged to be yourself and given all the training you need to really make a splash.

We’re excited about what’s next as we continue to embrace diverse thinking, drive innovation and push to become a more inclusive business. Join us on our journey and help us deliver an outstanding service and a sustainable future for the South West. Discover what happens when you #JustAddWater.


Rewards and benefits

At South West Water, we don’t all do the same job, but we each get out of bed in the morning knowing that every day is a chance to make incredible things happen, together. In return for our people’s hard work and commitment, we offer an excellent range of benefits:

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Buy or sell annual leave to offer you extra flexibility.

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Buy a bike and safety equipment tax-free, through our Cycle to Work scheme.

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Take up to 26 weeks’ additional maternity leave.

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Share your parental leave and split your time off to care for your child how you choose.

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We offer free car parking at the majority of our sites.

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Invest in Pennon Group plc through our two all-employee share schemes.

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We support our people by offering a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

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Look after your wellbeing at work with our Champion Health app.

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Enjoy free eye tests and discounts on frames and lenses at Specsavers.

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Enjoy access to thousands of deals and discounts through Perkbox.


Learning and development

Unlocking your potential

From management masterclasses to upskilling technical skills, public speaking workshops to Charterships – at South West Water, we’re focused on doing everything we can to train, develop and support all of our employees. After all, we know that our people are our most valuable asset.

In an organisation as big as ours, there’s no knowing where your career might take you as we help you achieve your ambitions and unlock your potential. So if you’re passionate and curious, get ready to dive into a world of opportunities. You’ll get to know yourself and grow yourself as you enjoy real responsibility, real variety and real satisfaction from day one.

What are you waiting for? Discover what you can do, #JustAddWater.


Supporting your wellbeing

The wellbeing of our people is our priority. That’s why, across our business, you’ll find Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing Champions on-hand to support you whenever you need it, and employee networks dedicated to creating a safe space for everyone. From yoga classes and coffee mornings to volunteering days and financial education webinars, we’re proud to run initiatives that keep our people happy and healthy. Everyone who works here also has access to Champion Health – a personalised, proactive platform which helps employees look after their own wellbeing.

All of our wellbeing initiatives are underpinned by our four Wellbeing pillars.

Mental Wellbeing

Taking care of our minds, coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.



Physical Wellbeing

Taking care of our bodies, acknowledging the importance of activity, nutrition and sleep.

Community Wellbeing

Encompassing the major external and internal factors such as social health.

Financial Wellbeing

Taking care of our financial wellbeing and being in control over our financial future.

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Leadership and management

Leading the way

Behind every one of our brilliant teams, you’ll find incredible leaders. To us, great leadership means being open and transparent, and trusting our people with the responsibility and accountability to do their jobs well.

Inspirational and passionate, our leaders are committed to fostering an environment where what’s most important is doing the right thing. They’re also the driving force behind our ambitions to reach net zero by 2030. And by continuing to embrace diversity of thought and inspire our people to think differently, they’ll ensure we get there.

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