• by Karma Loveday

Thames Water partners with Women's Utilities Network

Thames Water has partnered with the Women's Utilities Network (WUN) to help it attract more female talent and boost its female headcount from 33% to 45% over the next five years.

Thames will benefit from the partnership by being able to advertise its vacancies to WUN’s 1,500 members, participate in WUN’s mentoring programme, share and learn best practice from other companies, and attend events focussed on development.

WUN was founded by a group of women who have built successful careers in both energy and water to help other women build the right networks, get the right training and take control of their own work lives.

The new partnership comes after Thames Water appointed Sarah Bentley as its new chief, and  celebrated a six-fold increase in the number of women applying for frontline jobs after changing the wording of its job adverts.