Business Economics – Graduate Development Programme – Scottish Water – Dunfermline, Fife
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We’re looking for talented, enthusiastic graduates, who are passionate about providing our customers with the very best service, to join our Graduate Programme in September 2020.
We are looking for graduates who have the aspiration to become our next generation of experts!
We are keen to hear from graduates of any discipline with inquisitive, logical minds and a knowledge of basic business and economics principles.
Our two-year graduate programme will further develop your skills and expertise. As a Specialist Graduate you will be based within the Business & Economics Team within the Strategic Customer Service Planning Directorate. The Business & Economics Team supports Scottish Water in business, economic and regulatory decision making, engaging with its regulators, through the undertaking of analysis and project work.
On our graduate programme you will gain a broad overview of the business, building your knowledge and expertise during rotational placements in key areas such as: water service planning and operations, wastewater service, planning and operations, customer insights and finance as well as business and economics. You will help shape your programme – the opportunities, the development and the support will be designed around your interests and future ambitions. This will allow you to gain exposure to specific areas of the business and the challenges facing the industry.
We will enable you to take on a specialist technical role on completion of your programme. On completion of the programme you will work in Business & Economics Team applying your technical and business skills in a corporate, consultancy and regulatory setting.
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 in placements across the business and across Scotland too… by being flexible in your thinking and sometimes in your location.
The successful candidate must: share our passion for delivering great customer service and have a knowledge of basic business and economics principles. An understanding of water and or waste water services is not essential but an interest in the water industry is. You will have a minimum 2:2 degree (or on track for a 2:2 degree) in a discipline where you have demonstrated strong numerical and technical aptitude alongside a keen interest in business and/or economics. You will have the potential to progress your career with a Masters’ degree in economics and/or business.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain fantastic experience in an exciting role with a progressive organisation and be supported in your development.
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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