Employer profile

Pennon Group

Updated: July, 2019

About Pennon Group

“Bringing resources to life”

As one of the largest environmental infrastructure groups in the UK, we are at the top end of the FTSE 250. We have assets of around £6.5 billion, headquarters in Exeter, Devon and a workforce of around 5,000 people nationwide.

Our businesses focus on water and wastewater services and waste management services, you can find more information about Pennon Group businesses below:

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Viridor - about us

Headquartered in Taunton, Somerset, Viridor is at the forefront of the resource sector in the UK, transforming waste into energy, high-quality recyclates and raw materials across over 300 sites nationwide. Providing services to more than 150 local authorities and major corporate clients as well as more than 32,000 customers across the UK, its activity supports the development of a regenerative circular economy that seeks to keep resources in use for as long as possible and recover and regenerate materials at the end of their service life.

South West Water - about us

The merged water company of South West Water and Bournemouth Water provides water and wastewater services to a population of c1.7 million in Cornwall, Devon and parts of Dorset and Somerset and water only services to c0.5 million in parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. South West Water, with headquarters in Exeter, was awarded enhanced status for its 2015-2020 business plan, and has the highest potential returns in the water sector.

We hire graduates throughout our businesses within…

  • Engineering – project, civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical and more
  • Finance
  • Management – operational and technical
  • IT
  • Human resources
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  • You must have already achieved or be on track to achieve a minimum of 2:1 degree classification
  • Your degree should be in a relevant field to the programme you wish to apply for
  • Any previous placement would be advantageous but not essential

Number of positions available

Across the Pennon Group businesses, we look to hire between 35 to 55 graduates each year.


Viridor operates over 300 sites nationwide from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland and South West Water operate throughout the South West of England with the central office based in Exeter. Pennon Group’s headquarters are in Taunton.

Starting salary

With Pennon Group, you can expect a very competitive starting salary and expense package as well as a wide range of superior benefits. You’ll be set clear benchmarks to progress and enhance your earnings as you develop in your role.

Work sectors

energy and utilities, business, consulting and management, engineering and manufacturing



How to apply

Visit our careers page to register and complete our application form for Viridor or South West Water and upload your CV.

Where to meet us

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or visit our websites

Pennon Group
South West Water

Contact details

01392 446 677
Peninsula House
Rydon Lane

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