Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

A workplace for all

The service we provide to customers would not be possible without our people and the different talents, experiences and skills they have.

We are focused on ensuring that all forms of diversity are being strengthened and further developed and that Wessex Water is a great place to work for all.

We strive to create a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Internal support groups

We have a growing number of internal support groups and networks which are run by our people, for our people. Not only do these groups provide vital support for their members, but they also push for change to make Wessex Water a more inclusive place to work.

Diversity memberships

As an equal opportunities employer, we aim to ensure everyone has the chance to succeed at Wessex Water. We ensure everyone who interacts with us is treated fairly, from applicants and interviewees to new starters and experienced employees.

We are members of the following:

I applied for a job at Wessex Water and was completely open about the fact I am a wheelchair user. I was one of 40 applicants who was shortlisted for an interview. My manager has been amazing – anything I needed was provided for me. My disability doesn't matter, and I just get on with my job like everyone else in the team.


Junior CAD Technician

Gender pay gap

Our gender pay gap shows the difference in the average hourly pay received by men and women at Wessex Water.

Gender pay is different to equal pay, which is the right for men and women to be paid at the same rate of pay for work that is of an equal or equivalent value. At Wessex Water gender has no bearing on what employees are paid for the role they perform.

We recognise that diversity is a strength, and we aim to create an inclusive environment to improve the representation of women within the water industry and our business.

Latest Gender Pay Gap Report

Our latest gender pay gap report explains our gender pay and bonus gaps, what we are doing about them and how we are working to become a more diverse business.