Who are Waters?

Waters is a global analytical science technology company with Corporate headquarters based in Massachusetts, USA, employing approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. It’s UK research, development and engineering facility is based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, employing over 600.

Over 50 years in business, Waters is now one of largest companies in the analytical science industry, supporting scientists working in laboratories all over the world. With a hard-earned reputation for applications expertise and post-sales support, Waters stands out among its peers and, year after year is one of the best-performing companies in the industry.

Whether at work discovering new pharmaceuticals, inventing new and more effective ways to treat diseases, assuring the safety of the world’s food and drinking water supplies, monitoring and controlling pollution, or conserving the world’s greatest art treasures, scientists worldwide rely on Waters’ liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry products.

As the leader in analytical technology innovation, we at Waters believe in the science of what’s possible – the idea that there is no challenge that science can’t help us solve. Every day, we work with scientists in more than 150 countries from all levels of industry and government to better understand their challenges and develop the tools they need to succeed.

What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are Waters involved in?

Here at Waters, we still consider ourselves to be at the beginning of a journey that we hope will boost the number of women working for us here in the UK. We recognise the benefits of having a diverse workforce and want to learn from others and share our experiences and challenges in improving gender balance in our workforce. Providing support to the women who already work for us and reaching out to the next generation of female scientists, technicians and engineers is important to us for the future of our business and in showcasing the fantastic careers we have to offer.

Why did Waters join WISE?

“Waters has joined the WISE campaign as we are committed to helping employees achieve their career goals and in particular would like focus on providing additional support our female colleagues. We would also like to encourage the growth of our female workforce and encourage females to select a STEM career.”
– Eilis Rattigan, Director HR, Europe

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