Why did you apply for the Welsh Water graduate programme?
What attracted me to the commercial graduate scheme was that it offered me the opportunity to combine my passion for hydrology and the environment, with my commercial awareness obtained from my previous job and my skills and knowledge gained from university. What drew me to Welsh Water specifically was its not-for-profit status and 2050 vision, ensuring that the company puts the environment and its customer at the forefront of everything it does.
What have you enjoyed most about the Welsh Water graduate programme?
Having studied geography at university, the most enjoyable thing about the Welsh Water graduate programme is seeing how the entire water cycle operates. How water is moved from the river to your tap or used to flush your toilet and beyond, and even how that end product is utilised to generate energy and then used on our sites! Specific to my placement I have thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the energy sector, and not just what you learn about in university.
What would you say to anyone thinking about applying for the programme?
Don’t feel like you shouldn’t apply or that you don’t have the relevant skills or knowledge to work at Welsh Water. There are so many sectors and roles within the company making it suitable for everyone. The scheme itself is what you make of it, it can present you with so many opportunities like communicating with senior colleagues allowing you to gain further insight into the industry, being part of The Prince’s Trust Million Makers fundraiser, organising institutional events and attending conferences and career events.
Do you have any interesting hobbies, stories or background?
I spend a lot of my free time keeping fit and active, and thoroughly enjoy outdoor walks. Being new to Wales has meant that I have a lot of new places to explore. I also love to travel, getting lost in a new place, experiencing new cultures and cuisines.