It is sometimes easy to forget how nice your working environment is and how it can effect your health and wellbeing. We offer such a diverse range of jobs from working in a fast moving office environment to working outside in the fresh air.
Each year we ask our staff to send in their photos from out and about and its amazing what we see. There are lots of animal encounters and some lovely views. In particular this year we have seen hedgehog and Badger rescues and even a slow worm relocation! At our Pitsford site we have also seen our staff up-cycle an old windsock into a hanging basket with flowers to attract pollinators.
It is great to see our staff celebrating the biodiversity of our sites. If you’re interested in a career with Anglian Water then take a look at our careers site for an interesting variety of jobs http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ12e
Yesterday we attended a careers fair in Chelmsford run by the Career Transition Partnership. This was specifically for military personnel leaving the armed forces. It was great to see lots of companies attending and an opportunity for military leavers to network and chat with different organisations.
Our workforce includes many Reservists and ex-service men and women and it is important to recognise just how many transferable skills they have. We need to encourage more companies in our region to get involved. If you would like to know more about how you can be involved with supporting the armed forces then please send us a message, we are happy to share.
Last week was Reserves day and over the weekend it was Armed Forces day. This is a chance to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
Here’s the story of Catherine who works in our Water Quality Team and is also a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy Reserves. We’re very proud of Catherine and all our reservists and former forces staff!
Our CEO Peter Simpson has been named again as one of the UK’s top
business leaders to work for by employee review site #Glassdoor.
#Glassdoor asks users to rate and rank CEOs and Peter Simpson came in at number 12 this year. We’ve also been rated 2nd Best Place To Work
through #Glassdoor reviews.
Peter said: “Although this list has my name on it, any recognition of Anglian Water is down to a huge number of very passionate and hard working members of our staff - as well as colleagues in our partner
companies, suppliers and contractors.
“It has been a tough year with challenges for us to step up to, but I am immensely proud of the work we’ve done to bring the issue of wellbeing to the forefront of business leaders’ minds as well as the strides we’ve made towards reducing plastic waste in our environment.
“To each and every person who has worked on these projects, and the many others who’ve kept the region’s water and sewerage networks flowing around the clock, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you.”
We made a promise on World Oceans Day. We're announcing a new drive to rid our region of problem plastic by 2030. We're going to be working with others, exploring new ideas, supporting more community initiatives and eliminating single use plastic across our business.
Read all about it here:
Yesterday we joined 50 other organisations including Marks and Spencer, Asda, The National Trust and the National Farmers Union to sign the Catchment Management Declaration.
Read a blog from our chief executive Peter Simpson on why this is such a vital new partnership for people, wildlife and our economy.
Today the Environment Agency has released a
report on the pressure the UK's water resources are under:
Our Director of Water, Paul Valleley has responded to the report in this blog and explains the challenges we face in the East as well as the technology we're using to make our network resilient for generations to come.
A big thank you to our fantastic team in Lincoln who took part in the city’s Big Colour Dash!
They ran an impressive 5k while covered in environmentally friendly powder paint- see their colourful picture below!
As well as having fun as a team, they raised a huge £2,500 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and the St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
The team ran in memory of much loved Anglian Water Colleagues.
There is more to wellbeing than just the physical. Mental ill health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK and is on the increase. It is still a subject that people don’t always understand and so find it hard to discuss.”
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Susannah Clements, our Director of People, explains why mental health is a key part of our staff wellbeing strategy.
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The technology market is constantly evolving and we need someone exceptional to help us deliver our goals through innovation and implementation of technology solutions.
This is a unique opportunity working in collaboration with Aston University resulting in you achieving a BSc Honours degree in Digital and Technology Solutions over the course of the 4 1/2 year programme.
You’ll gain valuable skills and technological insight through this unique and collaborative programme. You’ll also have the opportunity to work and study alongside other students at one of our partner organisations – Capgemini.
IT is central to our success and you’ll be at the heart of it.