When I first joined Anglian Water back in 1993, I only planned to stay around for a couple of years and move on. And yet here we are, it’s 2021 and I am still here.
The reason I am still here is threefold.
Firstly, the company purpose is something that motivated me back then and still motivates me today. Water is essential for life, so having a job that is all about safeguarding this precious resource and making sure it gets to where it is needed is something that I have always felt deeply invested in.
Secondly, I have had the great opportunity to work in many areas of the company, from front line operations, to scientific, engineering, asset management, change management and most latterly in digital and data management. So, you could say I have worked for one company but had about six different careers during my time so far. Anglian Water supports life-long learners like me the opportunity to grow and explore and in return, I have been able to contribute to the ongoing performance of the company. My work is always challenging because we are always looking for ways to improve or transform our services and this keeps me inspired and motivated. If I hadn’t had the opportunity to grow and learn as an individual, trust me, I would have been long gone.
Thirdly, Anglian Water treats me like a human and not a faceless number. They know that as well as being an employee I am also a mum, a wife, a daughter….a whole person in other words. In return for my work and commitment, they provide me with the flexibility I need to balance all aspects of my life, which helps me perform at my best.
That’s why, after nearly three decades, I am still here.
I’d heard lots of great things about Anglian Water. When leaving school, I knew that I wanted to do an apprenticeship with a reputable company that was going to give me great opportunities long term and that’s exactly what Anglian Water has done.
I’m an Operational Technology Field Apprentice working within the Operational Technology Department. My role enables me to support and monitor the telemetry networks that control operational processes within the business to ensure they run as smoothly as possible.
I started my apprenticeship having done a GCSE in Electronic Products and knew very little about networking and I have enjoyed my time in my apprenticeship, learning lots of new things along the way. Anglian Water is always supportive in any courses or workshops that you want to get involved in.
After my apprenticeship, I plan to continue in my role within Anglian Water to gain a deeper knowledge of the telemetry networks. Eventually, I would like to do an Electrical Engineering HNC to further my studies and have a broad range of knowledge.
My advice for someone applying for an apprenticeship at Anglian Water would be to just be yourself! Show a willingness to learn and grow within your role. Anglian Water doesn’t always want the best but someone who has a positive attitude for new opportunities and shows good potential.
The best thing about my role is that I can earn while I learn and seize new opportunities to progress within the company.
My job is stimulating and challenging which, gives great variety in what I do from day to day. No two days are the same!
Health and safety is paramount at Anglian Water and this has certainly been reflected during the Coronavirus pandemic. I was asked to stay home during the first lockdown but on return to work I have felt safe and supported in the decisions I have taken to keep myself well and healthy at work. Regular business bulletins have helped me to stay up to date with the changes that are being made across the business.
Zake has been a Test Analyst since joining Anglian Water in 2019. “ My job involves taking ownership of testing to manage, maintain and improve Anglian Water Services test capabilities. I collaborate with project teams to help assure that test procedures and policies are being met”
Lauren is a Digital Partner. She joined in 2014 and has been working as a Digital Partner since 2019. “My job involves exploring strategic improvements and new solutions that help us meet our Performance Commitments and efficiency targets. I’m also a member of the Future Leaders’ Board, who work together to provide new perspectives on our business challenges and report into the Management Board.”
Emma is one of our Cyber Security Analysts and joined Anglian Water as part of the Graduate Management Programme. “One of the great things about the Graduate Management Programme was getting to work with different teams and getting a broader understanding what Information Services do and of how our business works as a whole. This broader knowledge has been invaluable in my career and I use it every day in my Cyber role”.
Some of our specialist roles require specific exposure and this will be detailed in the advert content. If you feel you have most of the requirements but don’t have experience using one specific system, then please apply and discuss this within your covering letter.
When not working remotely or in the field, our people work within modern offices. We are currently reviewing our office spaces and provision of kit to ensure that we provide the best environment we can for our colleagues.
We pride ourselves on offering excellent progression opportunities within the group. This can include both secondments, permanent internal transfers and promotions. All our positions are advertised internally so that everyone has an opportunity to progress.
Yes. Our people are encouraged and mentored to produce a development plan covering both soft skills and experience within the group.
Due to operational requirements some roles will require shift/on call work, but this will be made clear on the advert and in the interview.
We are a family-friendly and inclusive employee so we will always look at person's individual circumstances and discuss flexibility.
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