Work with water

The water industry

The water industry

Water is essential to all our lives. The Water Industry plays a vital role in protecting public health, the environment and enabling many of our key activities including food production, transport and construction.

The industry is a sophisticated business with extensive assets – networks (pipelines), treatment works and reservoirs. Private companies operate within water quality and environmental standards set by national bodies such as the Drinking Water Inspectorate and the Environment Agency. The Consumer Council for water acts on behalf of our customers to ensure that we keep them at the heart of everything we do, even though generally we operate as a monopoly. As with other industries the Health & Safety Executive ensures our working environments and practices are safe. Ofwat (The Water Services Regulation Authority) is the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales, helping the industry build trust and confidence with customers, the environment and wider society.

With so many physical assets, the industry invests a great deal in capital projects to meet new demand and ensure treatment works and the networks operate effectively. There is a great deal of focus on exploring and implementing new, innovative approaches to improve efficiency and our customers’ experience and to reduce cost, energy consumption and impact on the environment.

Take a look at how we are shaping the future

Many people in the industry are very passionate about what they do; they make a real difference to people’s lives every day, often without them even noticing.

What is careers lab?

Careers Lab enables schools and businesses from a variety of industries to work together to equip young people with the inspiration, knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the UK economy.

Employers are demanding more skilled workers. To get a good job you need to develop the skills that employers require. There are many ways businesses try to inspire and support young people moving into the world of work and to address the skills gap, Careers Lab is one of them.

The programme works alongside existing careers teaching to provide a modular, progressive framework of lesson and activity plans designed to enrich students’ understanding of career paths and open their minds to the possibilities of the working world.

The teaching resources are all available for schools and businesses to use without any restrictions. To allow us to monitor if Careers Lab is successful we ask for two things:

That all schools and businesses using Careers Lab register so we can keep in touch and we can support schools and businesses to develop their networks.

All Careers Lab lessons are recorded through the online form or via your BITC contact.

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