Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Water / Waste Water
  • Year established:
    1989
  • UK locations:
    Yorkshire & Humberside

About Yorkshire Water


What is it like to work for Yorkshire Water

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Yorkshire Water has a strong employee supported volunteering programme as the foundation of its Community Investment Programme. Their volunteering activities focus on education and the environment and employees are able to choose from a selection of opportunities including reading with a child for 1 hour a week and becoming science and engineering ambassadors. Yorkshire Water has four education centres across the Yorkshire region providing free visits to primary, secondary and further education students. These visits encompass national curriculum requirements and educate future customers on issues to do with clean and waste water treatment. The organisation has a well established environment community made up of a number of different dedicated teams with specific environment related responsibilities. The teams meet on a regular basis to ensure the business as a whole has a joined up approach to the environment.
My Company
My Company
They encourage a culture of impromptu reward and empower managers to recognise the efforts of their teams through day-to-day actions. Yorkshire Water has a culture of celebrating success and where successful projects have been nominated for external awards they will encourage members of the teams to attend the events. The Community Spirit Awards are run on an annual basis and celebrate the success of the wide range of volunteering programmes they promote across the business. The Awards celebrate those teams and individuals who have made volunteering such a success and staff and community partners are able to make nominations.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They reward and recognise employees for their work and contributions in a number of ways. The organisation operates performance related pay and employees receive quarterly appraisals where they are assessed on their contribution to the organisation in terms of their behaviour, completion of key priorities and carrying out their role. Yorkshire Water also run a recognition scheme where employees are given vouchers by their managers as a token award to recognise their achievements. It may be used for people who have demonstrated their values in an outstanding way, to celebrate a great piece of work or to say 'thank you' for contributions which would not otherwise be rewarded in their basic salary.

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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

  • Sites:

    14

  • UK sites:

    14

  • Earning £35,000+:

    20%

  • Number of Staff:

    2131

  • Staff:

    2131

  • Staff Turnover:

    3%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Male : Female:

    75% / 25%

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    Water Business Unit (clean water operations), Environmental Business Unit (Waste Water operations), I.T, Regulation & Investment

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