‘The Great Stink’, incredible engineering and a celebration of our heritage

Thames Water

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Thames Water has long history of providing drinking water and sanitation in London and the Thames Valley. This means we look after many fascinating historical heritage buildings and steam pumping engines, some of which are still in use today.

Join us to explore the innovative development of clean water distribution, from the 400-year-old “New River” (did you know it’s neither new nor a river?) to Sir Joseph Bazelgette’s celebrated engineering excellence in response to The Great Stink of 1858.

You’ll also meet the people who continue to discover a rich history hidden beneath our feet and find out about careers in archaeology and heritage.

This session will run from 10am until 1pm.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Understanding how the organisation operates
Communication Skills
Problem solving

Great For Students Who Are:

Willing to learn

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Entrepreneur: If you could go back in time and be the person who invented something we use today, what would it have been and why?

What was the New River constructed for?