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How we recruit
We use a range of tools during our recruitment process, from traditional interviews to psychometric testing. Find out what’s involved.

Application advice

As part of the Severn Trent recruitment process, we may assess your capability for a vacant role in a range of ways.

Our most common selection tools are interviews, presentations, psychometric testing and assessment events. We believe it’s important for you to be clear about what’s involved so that we both get the most out of the experience. On these pages we’ve provided brief guidance on each of these tools and what they mean.


There are various forms of interview, each with different types of questions. We focus our approach on your skills, experience and behaviours, so you'll be asked for examples of how you approached different situations, drawing on experience from work, study or home. While each interview will be as different as the vacancies are themselves, preparation is vital.  


Presentations are a frequent part of our recruitment process and may be used alongside interviews and psychometric testing to assess your capability for a role within our business. There is no shortage of advice available on how to make an effective presentation, but once again, practice makes perfect.

Psychometric testing

Psychometric testing literally means measuring the brain, which sounds scarier than it actually is. In this context it applies to tests that have been scientifically devised and trialled to measure certain characteristics or abilities. You won’t need to prepare for these, just be yourself.

Assessment events

Assessment events may require you to complete an interview, psychometric tests and various exercises designed to assess your suitability for the role that you’ve applied for. Make sure that, when you arrive, you know as much as possible about our business and where your role might fit in.

The application process 

Contact the Recruitment Team 

If you've any questions or queries for the recruitment team at Severn Trent, you can contact them on 02477 716799 or email


If you have any questions relating to graduate, undergraduate opportunities you can email the team directly at or for apprentice opportunities you can
contact the team at