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Anglian Water Overview

Huntingdon, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1989
Company - Private
Utilities
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We manage, supply and recycle water for the driest region in the UK. So we love every drop. We love the opportunities that come with it. Because we are redefining what a utility company can be. From delivering the highest standards of customer service to transforming the way ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#1), 2018 (#2)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#1), 2018 (#12), 2017 (#1)

Company Updates

  • We don't believe our responsibilities as a business end when our customers turn on their tap.

    We're already playing a part in environmental and social projects that are making our region a better place for people and wildlife. Now we're making a pledge to continue - and to go even further. Read a blog from our CEO Peter Simpson on Anglian Water's part in the Public Interest Commitment being launched today by the water industry.

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    Peter Simpson: A commitment to our communities and environment | Anglian Water Services

    What's the real role of the water company? Anglian Water Chief Executive, Peter Simpson, wants to kick-start the debate. Our job as a water company is to provide water and sewerage services to the East of England. But is that the end of our responsibilities? We don't think so.

  • Two new weapons in the war against litter in our region have been launched!
    Last week two kayaks made from recycled plastic litter were handed over to the Colchester Rivercare group. 35 local people were joined by Colchester MP Will Quince for an amazing day of litter picking which saw 20 bags of rubbish, six traffic cones, a bike and a table collected. A huge thank you to everyone who took part!

    There are events taking place up and down our region as part of the Great British Spring Clean, supported by RiverCare and BeachCare - a joint initiative from Anglian Water and @Keep Britain Tidy.

    Read more on the story here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMvXc

    Recycled plastic kayaks set sail in Colchester to help keep our rivers and seas clean | Anglian Water Services

    As part of its RiverCare and BeachCare initiative, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, the water company has commissioned a pair of kayaks to be made entirely from waste plastic collected from the UK's rivers and beaches.

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Anglian Water – Why Work For Us?



Explore Anglian  Water and you’ll discover a world where engineers, scientists, customer service people - and a whole range of other experts and professionals - work together to deliver a vital service to over 6 million customers.

The sheer variety of what we do - and breadth of opportunity we offer - are just two of the reasons why we have been voted one of the best places to work in the UK. Now find out more. Discover what you can do in this amazing role, with the UK’s largest water company.

Welcome to a company that values different. We go out of our way to find people from all walks of life – people with refreshing ideas and a shared passion for managing and delivering water.

We’re committed to supporting the learning and development of our people, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, work safely and achieve their full potential. We’ve even won awards for our approach – in November 2017, we achieved the Personnel Today Award for Excellence in Learning and Development.

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We believe that everyone should enjoy working for us and be proud of the contribution they make, so in return, we feel that our employees deserve high quality benefits. There is more to our reward package than just a salary. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits that go far beyond a basic package.

Health and wellbeing is a top priority for us and we are committed to providing benefits that fit your needs, both now and in the future.

We also understand that career development and opportunities are important for many people. We will support you to perform at your best by offering a range of training and development programmes to help you plan your career.

Our benefits don’t end there! We are constantly looking at new and exciting ways of rewarding and offering benefits to our valued employees.

Benefits

As well as a competitive salary, we also offer:

Bonus – depending on what role you are applying for, you could be eligible for a performance related bonus or incentive scheme.

Holiday – you’ll benefit from a competitive annual leave allocation that rises with length of service and through our flexible benefits you have the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave.

Private Healthcare – everyone has the opportunity to join our scheme providing specialist healthcare when you need it the most

Dental cover – we offer a dental cover scheme for you and your family

Recognition – you can send thank yous and other recognition awards to colleagues for doing a fantastic job.

High street discounts and savings – you and your family can access thousands of discounts, gift cards and offers from some of the UK's most popular retailers.

Company vehicle – depending on what role you are applying for, you could be eligible for a Company car or van.

Volunteering – it’s great for your development and wellbeing and helps to connect to the customers that we serve, so our volunteering programme provides lots of opportunities for our people to give back and get involved in their local communities.

Water Park Discounts - we have many water parks across our region and as an employee you will receive various discounts when visiting.

Health & Safety - we believe that a safer, happier and healthier workforce is the most important thing in all that we do

Wellbeing – we offer many different well-being programmes to help keep you fit and healthy

Employee Assistance Programme – life can be challenging sometimes so everyone has access to speak with a trained professional at any time of the day

Pension – it’s much more than a post-retirement income. You could also benefit from life assurance, a pension for a surviving spouse, and benefits if ill-health prevents you from working.

Loyalty saving schemes – we offer a scheme that is safe and easy to save for the future.


Supporting mental health and wellbeing is important to us. A happy and healthy workforce is what makes a good organisation great, but it’s more than that. Our people are our greatest asset and we want them to feel happier for coming to work.

Our mantra is that we believe work should have a positive effect on health and wellbeing. Our in house LIFE and Wellbeing Programme continues to grow across the business, helping our employees to improve all aspects of their life through coming to work. This is something we feel hugely passionate about and are working hard to make this a reality.


If you’re just starting out in your career then take a look at some of our exciting apprentice and graduate roles. Whether you’d like to work on an operational site or in an office, use your practical skills, be in a customer facing role, learn what it takes to be a manager, or work with IT, the opportunities are endless.

You earn while you learn on all of our student programmes, and benefit from the guidance of an experienced mentor and team. You’ll gain exposure across the business and make a real impact in an innovative and leading Company.

Take a look at our student programmes and dive into a world of exciting opportunities.  

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We’re immensely proud to have won the prestigious Business in the Community Responsible Business of the Year award in 2017. The award recognises companies that put social and environmental concerns at the heart of their strategy, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and embedding it in the culture of the business.

We have successfully demonstrated this through our Love Every Drop strategy that encourages every one of us to put water at the heart of a new way of living. Through innovation and collaboration, we have totally transformed our business and we’re making great strides towards improving the region around us too.

This is a fantastic achievement that highlights the great work that each one of us delivers right across the business.

Anglian Water Reviews

  • "I have been here for 8 years and just love the company and culture."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anglian Water full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, people and the work is interesting and varied. Lots of opportunities to expand knowledge in different areas and develop. The company really cares about its people.
    Peter Simpson is an inspirational leader.

    Cons

    None I truly can’t think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

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Anglian Water Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Anglian Water.

    Interview

    Had arranged a Skype interview in Feb, 2 days before the interview they had informed me they preferred for it to be face to face. This was then postponed to the last week in March. I had flown back from China specifically for this interview and they did not get back to me for 3 weeks. When the finally did, a date was set. One day before the face to face interview they decided to cancel it with no reason or apology as to why. Terrible HR and unfortunately have nothing positive to say about the company

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Anglian Water Awards & Accolades

  • Carbon Reduction Project of the Year, British Construction Industry Awards, 2017
  • Responsible Business of the Year, Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO's 2017, Glassdoor Employee Choice Awards, 2017
  • Water Industry Skills Champion Award, Institute of Water President’s Awards, 2017
  • Occupational Health and Safety, RoSPA Gold Award, 2017
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