Legal Administration Placement 2024

Type: Early Careers Programme
Region: North West

At United Utilities, we’re not only essential service providers to over 7 million customers across the region but we’re also at the forefront of tackling some of the biggest climate and environmental challenges in a generation. All our people are essential in achieving our net zero targets and creating a more resilient North West.

It’s a big job and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for our customers. 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.

We have been awarded with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2020. We were ranked #19 company in the UK, based solely on the input of employees, who provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.

You will be joining the United Utilities family of over 5,000 employees who all help to provide great service for our 7 million customers.

Our Intern Summer Placement Programmes will give you the opportunity to learn first-hand how we make this happen.

Role overview

In the Legal department the successful placement applicant will join a large team working on real business projects, carrying out a variety of tasks across our legal team.

We’re looking for someone who can bring new perspectives to our work.

We will help you gain an understanding of the projects being undertaken by United Utilities Legal Services department and the methods used to deliver them. Specific tasks may be assigned during this time. You will be accountable for delivering these with the support of your line manager.

Working closely with the Legal Services team the post holder will administer processes and provide effective support to the Legal Services team (and, if required, other parts of the General Counsel Department) to ensure that the delivery of services are fit for purpose and undertaken efficiently and effectively. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of processes and tackle different challenges.

What we are looking for

  • You must be motivated and enthusiastic, an excellent team player, possessing ambition and drive. You should also have a keen eye for detail and problem solving ability.
  • You should possess good written and interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate and influence across all levels.
  • You should be able to be comfortable working flexibly (independently or as part of a team) across a range of tasks and activities to deadlines, be able to prioritise your time and be proficient with Microsoft office.

To apply you need to

Either be working towards a law degree or legal qualification, or otherwise demonstrate a committed interest in a career in the law and have suitable qualifications in English and Maths.


If you want to join an FTSE 100 company that wants to disrupt the water industry and you want to make a positive change in the world we would like to hear from you.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

Due to the length of your programme being 3 months you will be engaged via our resourcing partner Reed Talent Solutions.

How to apply

All roles will be advertised on our United Utilities Career’s Page. Roles will be advertised on selected University portals to encourage applications. All applications will need to be completed online through the United Utilities Careers Page.

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.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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