Summer Placements

Spend your Summer at Centrica and get ahead of the game with one of our Summer Placements.

Are you a talented undergraduate looking to get a head start with your career? Our placements last for 10 weeks, and offer you the opportunity to work on real projects with real responsibility, while benefiting from a wide support network of colleagues, a line manager and the Graduate talent manager. Our aim is to help you build your strengths, gain skills and stand out from the crowd.

Locations: UK-wide, with accommodation provided locally

Salary: £17,500 per annum pro rata (£336 per week)

Entry requirement:- Minimum 2:1 degree. You should be in your penultimate year but we accept applications from final year & postgraduate students providing you have a plan to start graduate employment in September/October 2020, if you are successful in securing a graduate position with us after your 10 weeks.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US

In return for your hard work and initiative, we will give you the support to make the most of the experience. You'll be:

  • Supported by a graduate talent manager assigned to your business area and responsible for overseeing your performance and development
  • Paired with a 'buddy' from our previous graduate or summer placement intake to help you settle in and answer any questions
  • Assigned a line manager with experience of the area of business in which you are placed

Beyond this support, we will provide you with accommodation close to your placement. With other students also based in the area, you'll have a ready-made network wherever you end up.

The Summer Placement Programme offers a real-life look at what it might mean to be a Centrica graduate. If you perform well in your placement, you could even return to your university with an offer to join the graduate programme after your graduation.

Want to check out the different schemes we offer for Summer Placement? Check out the Graduates section for more information.

"The best thing about the summer placement was how much responsibility I was given. Right from the start, I had full ownership of projects that I knew would make an impact on the business, and would continue to do so after my ten weeks were up. You’re pushed out of your comfort zone, which is great – it helps you to develop skills you didn’t know you had."

Samia Siddiqi, Commercial Marketing Summer Placement

  • Analyst

    The Analyst Summer Placement Programme will see you undertaking a project within a diverse array of teams and function areas to gain a detailed insight into a career as an analyst. We are looking for highly numerate and driven individuals who appreciate that energy businesses are driven by many factors. For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

    Minimum requirements: Penultimate or final year student expecting a 2:1 degree or Master’s with 2:2 degree minimum.

  • Business Leadership

    On the Business Leadership Programme, you will work within our operations supporting our brands. Your project will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of different people, across a wide range of operations in our frontline business to develop your skills. For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

    Minimum requirements: 2:1 degree or Masters (with 2:2 degree minimum) You must be in your penultimate or final year of study.

  • Commercial Marketing

    On our Commercial Marketing Summer Placement Programme, you will work within our British Gas business. Energy is an extremely dynamic market and this an exciting time within the Commercial Marketing team. During your placement, you will undertake a project with real responsibility that will help to shape our business strategy. For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

    Minimum requirements: 2:1 degree or Masters (with 2:2 degree minimum) You must be in your penultimate or final year of study.

  • Customer Insight

    A Customer Insight summer placement will give you the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and exciting team that puts the customer at the centre of everything British Gas does. Whether it’s providing customer analytics or helping with strategic decisions. We’re looking for inquisitive people with a passion for using information to drive better decisions. For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

  • Engineering

    Our UK-wide Engineering placements offer mechanical, electrical, chemical and control & instrumentation student engineers a great opportunity to experience gas processing, electricity generation and gas storage. For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

    Minimum requirements: In final year of study, with expected minimum 2:1 BEng degree (and planning to complete a MEng post placement) or penultimate year of study with expected minimum 2:1 MEng degree. Your degree must be accredited by the relevant engineering institution (for example IET, IMechE or IChemE). A full driving licence (upon starting the programme) is required.

  • Finance

    The Finance stream of our Summer Placement Programme is a chance to see if a career in finance might be for you. You'll work with finance professionals who'll show you the key role finance plays in the energy industry and how finance supports our whole organisation. All degree disciplines are acceptable. For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

    Minimum requirements: Equivalent to BBB at A-levels and a penultimate or final year student expecting a 2:1 degree in any discipline.  For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

  • Health, Safety, Environment and Security

    This exciting scheme gives you a real-life look at a graduate career with us, and how you could help us understand, manage and reduce the ecological and human impact of our activities. For example, you will discover how we are developing cutting-edge green technology to reduce Britain's carbon footprint.

    For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

    Minimum requirements: Penultimate or final year student expecting a 2:1 degree or Master’s with 2:2 degree minimum.

  • Human Resources

    Our HR Summer Placement Programme will see you undertaking a key project within the business. HR is a hugely varied, strategic and hands-on area of the business and whatever project you do will ultimately help our business meet critical goals and objectives. For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

    Minimum requirements: 2:1 degree or Masters (with 2:2 degree minimum) ideally in an HR discipline. You must be in your penultimate or final year of study.

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