Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Water Contract Operations
  • Year established:
    2004
  • UK locations:
    National

About Kelda Water Services


What is it like to work for Kelda Water Services

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They support employees and their well being by undertaking a rolling programme of baseline health assessments and regular monthly health promotions. In addition to the core Healthy Hearts Programme and health topics they actively review suggestions for health promotions through from employee focus groups. They operate a flexible working programme incorporating home working and a Parental Leave Policy which allows for additional unpaid leave to be taken. The number of hours employees work is monitored and they can accrue lieu time. The occupational health department regularly hold campaigns to make employees aware of health and safety which covers the importance of a work life balance.
My Team
My Team
There is a budget in place for teams to socialise outside of work. The West Wales catchments have held events such as ten pin bowling and kayaking and many retirement evenings with a pub meal in a relaxing sociable environment. Teams are involved in sponsored community events such as events such as beach cleans and undertaking projects such as creating a garden for a school. There are also two formal team building ‘away days’ per team each year. This involves activities chosen by the team and involves every member of the team.
My Company
My Company
Employee’s contributions are recognised in various ways. For example, the internal awards process, the Business Excellence Awards is run on an annual basis across the Kelda Group and is all about recognising and celebrating the excellent work of teams and individuals across the business. Colleagues can submit entries for a piece of work or project that has achieved a business benefit under the vision chapters of Service, Compliance, Value, People, Partners and Society. They also value long serving employees and recognise long term service through a recognition award. This recognises employees with 30 years of continuous service with an award of £400 and a certificate. In KWS Wales all employee successes are communicated to all employees via the intranet, Newsletters and weekly emailed news briefs. There are often celebrations of success team building events held throughout the business.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    12%

  • UK sites:

    3277

  • Staff Turnover:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Sites:

    6

  • Number of Staff:

    612

  • Staff:

    612

  • Male : Female:

    86% / 14%

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    Business Wide

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