Our Finance Programme trains graduates to manage the financial future of a FTSE 30 company that has billions of pounds of investment and 20 million customer accounts.
Duration: 3 years
Starting salary: £31,000 plus £3,000 starting bonus
Minimum requirements: Equivalent to BBB at A-levels and a 2:1 degree in any discipline
Completion of the Finance summer placement programme is a pre-requisite for this project, Centrica will not be accepting applications for the graduate stream until the Autumn of 2015 for start in September 2016.
Find out more on how to apply for the Finance summer placement programme.
What does it involve?
Centrica's finance function carries responsibilities across the full breadth of our business activity, providing us with the sound financial advice we need.
Our three-year Finance Graduate Programme comprises three 12-month placements covering a range of financial disciplines and business areas within which Centrica operates. You will be given full financial and accounting training and complete an accounting qualification (you can choose ACA, ACCA or CIMA). Opportunities for third-year placements extend into specialist areas including investor relations and M&A. At the end of the programme, you should have the full qualification and experience to build a strong future career in finance.
Throughout the programme you will be supported, both through your studies – with course funding and time off for study – and your placements. However, you will need to be a passionate self-starter with real integrity and the ability to communicate your ideas.
Responsibility comes fast so your analytical mind will need to be complemented by outstanding people skills and the flexibility to perform in a fast-paced environment.
Find out what our graduates think
"The graduate scheme has been everything I could have asked for and more. Being part of an integrated energy company in a rapidly changing industry gives unique working opportunities in finance."- Simon White, 2012 Finance Graduate
My Centrica journey began in 2010 as I was lucky enough to get onto the Summer Placement and was placed in the Commercial Value Finance Team at British Gas. It was without doubt the best working experience of my life and genuinely revolutionised my aspirations and thoughts for my future career. I had a degree in Physics with Astrophysics, and wanted to apply some of my numerical skills into the world of finance. I grasped the opportunity to do so in industry at Centrica as I thought it would provide a more dynamic and exciting experience.