Risk Specialist Graduate Development Programme – Scottish Water – Dunfermline, Fife
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We’re looking for a talented, enthusiastic graduate, passionate about providing our customers with the very best service, to join our Specialist Graduate Programme in September 2020.
As a Risk Specialist Graduate you will gain experience of how risk is managed at Scottish Water, specifically how our risk team provide a support service across the business by identifying potential threats and opportunities in the pursuit of business objectives, and ensuring that these are appropriately recognised and managed by the relevant business owners.
In undertaking this role, you will help to safeguard the interests of Scottish Water, our customers and our key stakeholders; and ensure continued progression towards the achievement of the Scottish Water Vision. This is an excellent opportunity to gain fantastic experience, with a progressive organisation and be supported in your development. Through developing your skills and knowledge of risk management you will support the business to manage a range of threats and opportunities by drawing on best practice and utilising a variety to tools and techniques. You will interact with a wide range of business areas, meet a variety of different people and learn about interesting and diverse areas of the business.
Our Corporate Risk Team maintain, review and provide robust reporting of the corporate risk register to various governance groups, including the Executive Leadership Team, Audit Committee and Board. Our risk team develop and embed risk appetite within the organisation and undertake robust analysis and reporting; providing guidance and direction to key groups in the proactive management of risk. The team champions a risk-aware culture by working with other teams and individuals across the organisation.
The aim of this two year programme is to further develop your skills and expertise to enable you to take on a specialist technical role on completion of your Programme. Placements within a number of key stakeholder teams during your two year programme will allow you to challenge yourself and colleagues as we are looking for Graduates who have the determination to succeed, add value and become our future subject matter experts and leaders.
You’ll be given the chance to stretch yourself on these placements across Scottish Water and across Scotland too… by being flexible in your thinking and sometimes in your location.
Successful candidates must: have knowledge of the principles of risk management, share our passion for delivering great customer service. An understanding of water and or waste water services is not essential. You will have a minimum 2:2 Honours Degree (or be on track to achieve a 2:2) in Risk Management or a Risk Management related discipline; or a Post Graduate qualification in Risk Management e.g. CIRM/MIRM.
Working at Scottish Water
Scottish Water is one of the UKs leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher – but we want to be even better. We’re proud to be leading the way in renewable technologies & energy efficiency by pledging to deliver net zero emissions by 2040 – five years ahead of the nationwide target set by the Scottish Government. You could help play an important part in ensuring that Scottish Water is trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends.
We are passionate about creating opportunities for people to learn and build the skills, knowledge and experience that will help them become the next generation of water industry leaders and experts, taking the industry forward. We were recently awarded the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people.
We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment. We were recently recognised by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women 2019, in 2017 we won the Diversity in the Public Sector Award 2017 (Herald and GenAnalytics) and the HR Network Award for Talent Management 2017. We also have Carers Positive Exemplary Status.
As a Scottish Water Graduate you can expect to receive excellent training and support, to enable you to realise your full potential and progress to the highest levels of our organisation. You will also be eligible for all benefits that our employees enjoy such as 37 days holiday per year, eligibility to join the defined benefit, contributory pension scheme and much more.
Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process. Details can be found on our website.
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