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Yorkshire Water To Create 300 New UK Jobs

29 Nov 2017

Yorkshire Water To Create 300 New UK Jobs

Yorkshire Water has announced a recruitment drive to fill 300 new jobs in the UK, with a range of different roles up for grabs.

1 in 6 of the new Yorkshire Water jobs will be for ‘leak inspectors’ who will try to make substantial reductions in water escapes. The other 250 jobs will be a mix of roles including analysts, data scientists, engineers and sewer technicians.

Yorkshire Water already employs around 2,500 people in full and part time positions in the UK but the latest recruitment drive will see them add a further 12 per cent to their staff headcount.

Director of service delivery for Yorkshire Water, Pamela Doherty, said: “We’ve spent a lot of time talking to our customers and now really understand their diverse needs and how water impacts on their lives.”

“They want us to lose less water in leaks, minimise interruptions to their supply and reduce sewage escapes from our system. Above all, they don’t like the idea that a Yorkshire company isn’t currently one of the best in its sector.”

“Based on this feedback, we’ve taken the decision to make a substantial investment in new staff, new skills and new technology. Over the next two years, this investment and our determination to deliver will put us alongside the best in the industry. Our plans combine intensive use of traditional engineering skills with some innovative applications of new data led techniques,” added Ms Doherty.

Endorsing Yorkshire Water’s plans, chairman of the Yorkshire Forum for Water Customers, Andrea Cook, said: “This series of initiatives from Yorkshire Water makes clear how aspirational the company is in working towards the highest standards in customer service. It is what the customer’s expect, and what they deserve. I am sure they will welcome total investment which is also supported by shareholders.”

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