Estates Land Agent Internship

Type: Intern


United Utilities provides water and sewage services to seven million people across the North West of England. It’s a big job and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for our customers.

Inspiring an innovation culture We believe everyone should be able to innovate. We’re looking at solutions to real issues in our industry.

From operating our pipes and improving water quality, to embracing new technologies and safeguarding the local environment – whether you’re in our head office or out on site, there’s always plenty going on.  

Our internship programmes will give you the opportunity to learn first-hand how we make this happen. Our undergraduate and graduate programmes are key to helping us support customers. 

Role Overview

In the Catchment Planning, Conservation and Partnerships team you will join our Land Agents Team and assist the Land Agent to help protect, maintain and improve the quality of raw water resources derived from the company’s catchments.

You will promote sustainable land management with the development and implementation of strategies to optimise the economic, environmental and social benefits generated from Company landholdings.

You could be involved in any aspect of rural estate management including property management, agri-environment schemes, supporting biodiversity aims (including SSSI & SPA), tree planting, improving wildlife habitats, facilitating water catchment regeneration schemes and other capital investment and maintenance work across the estate

The role is to cover Greater Manchester/Peak District /Cheshire region. Hybrid working role with office facilities at Denton WTW. 

As your internship progresses there will be substantial scope to take on additional responsibilities as you gain more experience. 

Don’t worry, we won’t throw you in at the deep end. You’ll have mentors and managers with you as you progress through your placement and support you as you work towards your personal development goals.

What we are looking for

  • Working towards or hold a degree in a land based or environmental related subject  
  • A full UK driving license.
  • Interest and/or experience in rural land management and/or environmental issues is key.
  • A Practical, approachable and enthusiastic can do attitude. 
  • Ability to work in rural outdoor environment is essential. 
  • Have good computer skills across Microsoft Office suite.


Don’t worry, you won’t be going it alone. Your mentor and manager will work with you as you progress through your placement and support you as you work towards your personal development goals.

When you join our Intern Scheme you’ll receive a good salary, and you’ll also be eligible for a bonus of up to 7.5%. You get 26 days’ holiday to take during your placement, and at our fantastic Lingley Mere site we have an onsite gym, coffee shops and other great facilities.

And while access to an award-winning pension scheme might not be top of your priorities right now, responsible employers like us make sure you get one anyway – you’ll pay 5% in to your pot and you’ll get an extra 10% from the company. And that’s not the only way to save, as you’ll be able to buy company shares as part of the employee share buy scheme.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

We’ve signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge. (This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)


Job Overview
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