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Exciting challenges, great opportunities and a chance to make a real difference.

A great place to work

Our success depends on providing an environment in which our employees can flourish.

Our Culture

We have an open, honest culture that's based on mutual trust and respect.

We're committed to helping our people fulfil their potential. You'll find many exciting opportunities and challenges with Centrica. Our team working ethos and strong sense of community contribute to our success not just as individuals but as part of the greater team.

Everyone is rewarded fairly for their efforts, recognising the valuable contribution we make to the business.

We're proud of what we do and are continually striving to be better. But don't just take our word for it! As we continually strive to become a better business and a better place to work, we are comparing ourselves against, and looking to learn from, the best organisations in the world. In fact, parts of our organisation have recently been ranked #3 in the Financial Times Best Places to Work and in the top 50 of the UK's Best Companies to Work For according to the Sunday Times.

Employee Engagement

We listen to our employees and we care about what our employees think. We promote two-way involvement in decision-making at all levels of the organisation and have initiatives in place for measuring employees’ perceptions. For example, listening to feedback from our employees is just as important to us as gaining feedback from our customers.

Diversity

We value individuality and are committed to creating a truly inclusive workplace.

We've been recognised as an 'Exemplar Employer' by Opportunity Now and are eighth in the annual Female FTSE benchmarking report, which is based on research from Cranfield University.

Work-Life Balance

We value our people and want to build long-term relationship together. This means we're committed to thinking creatively about ways of working that will help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

We have a flexible working policy and support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible. In particular, we provide support for those employees who have caring responsibilities – whether for a member of the family or for a close friend.

Employee Wellbeing

The health, safety and security of our employees is a core priority.

Our occupational health teams and well-established systems are geared to support you in maintaining a productive and healthy life with our business.

Corporate Responsibility

We believe that being a successful commercial company goes hand in hand with being a good corporate citizen.

At Centrica, we encourage our people to take responsibility. You'll have a real opportunity to make a positive contribution to our company, our customers and to the communities in which we operate.

Business Principles

Our Business Principles set out our commitment to operate responsibly wherever we work in the world and to work closely with our stakeholders to manage our social, ethical and environmental impact.

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Shape Your Future

Success for us means that you can see a compelling future ahead of you within the business.

Great Opportunities

We're a leading energy company – one of the Top 50 companies in the FTSE100 by market capitalisation. We're also a diverse company with powerful UK consumer brands such as British Gas and Dyno, our Centrica Energy business sources and generates energy both locally and internationally and our business in North America continues to grow.

We focus entirely on energy and related services – activities which offer exciting opportunities across a wide range of career paths throughout the UK, and internationally.

Every one of our people has a role to play in driving our business forward. Whether you’re in engineering or marketing, IT or finance, at Centrica you'll have the chance to make a real contribution to the company.

Career Development

The success of our business depends on that of our people.

At Centrica you’ll have a career, not just a job. We’re committed to identifying potential, providing development and career opportunities, and empowering you to make a difference in our business.

We’ll support you with ongoing general and specialist training, accessible learning and development and a chance to gain professional qualifications.

Our talent management strategy focuses on developing people at all levels to secure the future management of the company. Whether it is developing the 100 graduates on our graduate development programme or the thousands of apprentice engineers and customer service advisers we bring into our business every year, we take your development seriously. In fact, last year we spent over £24m on developing our people.

British Gas is accredited as an Investor in People.

Shape the Future of Energy

We're involved in every step of the energy story, from source to supply – in fact, we are a key force in leading and shaping change in the energy industry. Where do you fit in?

The Challenge

The markets in which we operate are rapidly changing. We see that we have a key role as the UK's largest domestic energy supply business to lead the industry to a more sustainable future.

Our challenge is to secure long-term energy supplies for our customers and to help build a sustainable future.

Centrica's Role

Operating in a global market, it's our role to secure and supply the energy that keeps millions of businesses and homes running.

We need to understand and deliver what customers want today and tomorrow, while meeting the challenges of an unpredictable and changing energy market. More than just meeting the needs of today, we are investing considerable effort to create a future for more efficient and sustainable energy solutions. From developing the UK's largest wind farm to installing micro generation power in the home and advising customers on energy efficiency, every part of our organisation is working towards this goal.

Make a Difference

Whatever their role, our people are using their experience and expertise to make an impact on one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: securing our energy supply, now and in the future.

We’re working towards becoming the leading integrated energy company in our chosen markets. It’s an interesting time to be in the industry and we've plenty of challenges to meet across our businesses.

So where do you fit in?

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