A programme designed to stretch your skills and give you what you need to succeed in a supportive, innovative environment.
Duration: 2 years
Starting salary: £27,000 plus £3,000 starting bonus
Minimum requirements: 2:1 or 2:2 (with Master’s). Applicant must show an aptitude for IT.
What does it involve?
Interested in innovation? Want to improve products and services for customers and your colleagues? Information Systems (IS) is the team that provides the application development, design, physical infrastructure and architecture for our entire organisation. In short, it shapes the future of our business.
The IS team’s pioneering approach impacts Centrica at every level. Their innovations make our customers’ lives simpler – for example, so they can easily pay a bill on a mobile device. Our experts’ work developing Smart Meters lets our customers see their energy use in real time. Thanks to the Hive thermostat, they can also control their heating and hot water from a smart phone, laptop or tablet.
IS are always busy spotting opportunities for improvement by using Big Data analysis to drive the latest improvements to our business. Dedicated to using technology to its full potential, the team has also transformed the technology we use in our call centres to deliver a faster and more effective service to our customers.
Our two-year IS Graduate Programme will stretch your skills, in a supportive culture that’s designed to give you what you need to succeed. You’ll follow a tailored development plan for the duration of the programme and get full support through a mentoring scheme and knowledge-sharing sessions.
With rotations around the team, you’ll be able to try out a variety of roles within a core specialism. Graduates can experience roles covering Service Management, Solution Development and Implementation, as well as Software Development, Infrastructure, Networking and Telephony, and Big Data.
Wherever you work, you’ll find a team of experts dedicated to using technology to its full potential. You’re given responsibility from the start, using Agile and Waterfall methodologies and collaborating to work out solutions to problems. Once you complete the programme, we’ll support you to find a role that meets your career aspirations and our business needs.
We’re looking for determined graduates who can demonstrate their passion for IT. Whether it’s your core subject or not, as long as you can show your enthusiasm and aptitude for all things IT, and can combine analytical thinking, organisation and communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team, then we want to hear from you.
My graduate scheme experience has been truly transformational. I came out of university with no coding experience and within a few weeks was working on real projects, building software which is currently being used daily by the business. I have had many opportunities to develop as a person and volunteer my time to causes I care about. I would recommend this scheme to someone who really wants to stretch themselves and treat every day as a new learning experience- Kirsty Duncan, IS Graduate