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Application process

Water is a fresh opportunity.

We hope you like what you’ve read on our site – and that you’re interested in embarking on a career with us.

We hold a sponsorship licence and can sponsor international candidates. Our application process has been designed to be as straightforward as possible and, generally speaking, the stages run like this:

  • Apply via a short application form, including your CV and a covering letter (our site is fully mobile optimised so you can apply from wherever you happen to be) – if you’re applying for a water park role, which typically run from April to September, it’s useful if you let us know why
  • Some roles might also involve a short online assessment
  • Shortlisting takes place
  • If you’re successful, your interview is scheduled – initially you might have a telephone interview, or it could be a standard face-to-face interview; in some cases we run recruitment days (with an assessment centre-style format, including different exercises)
  • (If you’re applying for one of our water park roles, you’ll have a short interview at the water park so you can meet the team and see the idyllic surroundings. It’s crucial that you bring the relevant documentation requested at this stage!)
  • Mostly, we run a one-stage interview process but for some roles, you’ll have two interviews
  • Interview dress code: We would like you to represent your true self at the interview and we would encourage you to wear what you feel comfortable in, that’s suitable for the environment you are applying to and with respect for your colleagues and visitors. If you are attending site then we would ask you to wear any appropriate PPE or work wear that is provided. Our employees dress code reflects the above guidance, our only stipulation is that you would wear appropriate clothing when meeting customers. In most cases this is likely to be professional, but not always formal.
  • After that, we’ll either offer you the role or let you know you haven’t been successful
  • If you accept our offer, we’ll then carry out pre-employment check screening – this will cover things like your right to work in the UK, references and your driving licence if it’s a requirement (some roles may involve further checks)
  • On-boarding happens next – this is when we get paperwork like contracts and new starter forms completed, but it’s also an opportunity for you to learn more about us through your new manager

You start in the job and undergo an induction – this is where you meet your team, undertake any relevant training and discover more about Anglian Water

Making our candidate journey accessible

We value diversity and inclusion as central to our success as an organisation; we believe we are better able to understand and meet the needs of our customers if our organisation reflects the communities we serve.

Our inclusion-based approach recognises that individuals who work for us, or who want to work for us, will be valued, treated fairly and respected for their individuality.

We recognise some candidates experience barriers to recruitment, as a result of a disability or health condition. We encourage all of our candidates to work with us, throughout the candidate journey, to ensure we overcome barriers and ensure any reasonable adjustments are made.

To find out more about reasonable adjustments and how to request them, follow the link below.

Have some unanswered questions about working for us or your application? You can contact the Anglian Water Recruitment team via email at

If you have a more general question about Anglian Water, find out the best way to get in touch with us here.