United Utilities opens 18 internships in roles from water quality to digital marketing

WARRINGTON-headquartered United Utilities has opened up applications for its 2023 internships, with 18 positions available.

The internships, which include 3-month placements starting in July and 12-month placements starting in September, cover everything from land management and water quality, to engineering and digital marketing.

They are open to students in the second or third year of their degree, and graduates within a year of their graduation, and most are based at the water company’s Lingley Mere headquarters in Warrington.

The three-month internships are:
• Strategic Catchment
• Hydrology Analyst
• Regulatory Improvement Analyst
• Fleet Management
• Estates Land Agent (Hybrid role to cover Greater Manchester, Peak District and Cheshire, with office in Denton)
The 12-month internships are:
• Water Resources Hydrology
• Water Quality First
• Dynamic Network Management
• Strategy Development
• Process Safety
• Mechanical Engineer
• Civil Engineer
• Assistant Project Engineering Manager
• Assistant Project Manager
• Quantity Surveying
• Spares and Logistics Analyst
• Town Planner
• Financial Analyst
• Digital Marketing Executive

Julie Newton, Head of People Engagement and Culture at United Utilities, said: “Our internship programme is always really popular as it gives current students and recent graduates a direct insight into a potential career, and backs up their classroom learning with hands-on experience and work-based training.

“We’re delighted to have 18 internships available for 2023, covering a wide range of roles across the business, and we look forward to welcoming our new colleagues in July and September to help us make our region stronger, greener and healthier.”

Zainab completed an engineering internship at United Utilities while studying economics at Manchester Metropolitan University. She said: “Although my degree is in economics, my internship has helped me develop lots of specific skills like web skills, report writing and researching, as well as team work and management skills.

“The working environment is always positive and encouraging, mostly as a result of all my colleagues being really welcoming and sharing a common goal, and my efforts and hard work are always recognised.”

Interns at United Utilities receive a salary of £21,030 and 26 days of annual leave (both pro-rated), dedicated training and ongoing support, pension scheme, onsite gym and much more.
Applications close on Sunday 4th June and full details are available at: www.unitedutilities.com/corporate/careers/graduates/internships

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