Southern Water Jobs

Welcome to our Southern Water jobs advice and help. The purpose of this page is to:

  • provide some general recruitment help and advice
  • publish contact information and link to useful resources
  • add value by including relevant user feedback where we have it

If you have worked for this employer or have experience of the recruitment process we'd like to hear from you. Our contact details are at the foot of this page.

Career opportunities and job news for Southern Water on this page. Follow this link for more utility jobs.

About Southern Water

Southern Water has responsibility for the recovery and treatment of water across the South East; East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Isle of Wight and West Sussex. It also provides potable water to about half the households in the same area; about 995,000.

The birth of Southern Water can be traced to the The Water Act of 1973 which led to the formation of the Southern Water Authority (SWA). When the UK's water industry was privatised in the late 1980s Southern Water Services Ltd was formed. The company has been brought and sold several times in the last 14 years.

In terms of its network Southern Water has 13,412 km of water mains, 390 pumping stations, 95 water treatment plants and 106 boreholes.

Working For Southern Water

They employ about 1,700 people across the region, their operations stretch from from Birchington in the East to Bournemouth in the West. There are full vacancy details on their recruitment website and a vacancy search tool. At the time of writing they were using an external company to manage the recruitment process.

Southern Water offers a wide variety of benefits and support services for its employees which are reviewed on a regular basis, at the time of writing they included:

  • A company induction day
  • An annual leave entitlement of 25 days. An increased entitlement linked to length of service goals.
  • A stakeholder pension and life assurance scheme.
  • Full occupational health support for all employees.
  • A Lifestyle programme delivering discounts and offers a large number of goods and services. 
  • Regular assessment of ongoing training and development needs through reviews and appraisals.

Opportunities at Southern Water are in business areas like: customer services, operations & maintenance, scientists and legal & finance.

Current Jobs

New vacancies are published all the time on the recruitment website. Most vacancies were full time and permanent but there are some part-time vacancies from time to time.

Southern Water Apprenticeships

The company has entered into partnership with Babcock International and the Royal Navy to create a modern apprenticeship. The first year of the four year scheme requires a six month placement with HMS Sultan combined with six months work based training. Much of the following three years is a cycle of four days job training to one day at college. Southern Water apprentices can count on regular support and management from assessors and supervisory staff.

There is also regular support from mentors, assessors and line managers, appointed by Southern Water or VT Flagship.

Location And Contacts

More information about Southern Water from:

  • Southern House, Yeoman Road, Worthing, BN13 3NX
  • 0845 278 0845

The outsourced recruiters:

  • 0121 702 0720

Feedback & Disclaimer

This page is under constant improvement, but if you find an error or content out of date you can let us know. If you have some feedback about working for Southern Water or their recruitment process you can send us an email.