South West Water provides drinking water and waste water services throughout Devon and Cornwall and in small areas of Dorset and Somerset.

This year South West Water was awarded ‘Best Return on Customer Service Investment’ by The Institute of Customer Service. Their philosophy is putting customers at the forefront of everything they do.

Acorn is proud to have worked with South West Water for the last seven years, supplying their temporary workforce and managing permanent recruitment opportunities. Acorn has placed hundreds of talented people into a variety of roles across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

Why work at South West Water?
  • South West Water is part of the Pennon Group – one of the South West’s largest employers and has close links to all rail and bus routes.
  • South West Water has a reputation for being a professional and well-respected place to work. There is a strong focus on health, wellbeing and the environment. South West Water is engaged on a variety of environmental based projects and charitable work across the region.
  • Progression and training is offered throughout your career.


  • You are eligible to be part of the Pennon Share Save Scheme upon successful commencement of a permanent contract.
  • Benefits include free parking, onsite yoga classes, gym discount, acupuncture, Theatre Royal ticket discount, changing room facilities (to include showers and hairdryers) and a subsidised restaurant on-site, which has a variety of deliciously healthy and nutritious food options.
  • Dedicated Employee Advice line to support with any practical or emotional challenges.

Acorn is continually looking to recruit on behalf of South West Water for a range of full and part-time, permanent and temporary positions in the following areas:

Business Support
  • Project Management and Co-ordination
  • Administration support
  • Customer Liaison
  • Catchment Operator
  • Training Co-ordinators
  • Meter Readers
  • PA
  • Finance Assistant
Specialist opportunities
  • Project Management and Co-ordination
  • Business Analysts
  • IT Professionals
  • Human Resources and Payroll
  • Laboratory Analysts (microbiology and chemistry)
  • Botanical Officers
How will Acorn support you?
  • We have a dedicated team based onsite at South West Water to support in all aspects of HR and Health and Safety.
  • We care about your future and will always encourage temporary to permanent opportunities wherever possible.
  • We provide induction training and will always review further training with South West Water to ensure progression.

Pennon GroupSouth West Water is part of the Pennon Group

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