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Year in Industry

Every year we recruit a number of ‘Year in Industry’ (YINI) students. The scheme works to place pre-university and undergraduate students in paid career development placements in a variety of sectors.

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Centrica is currently employing 14 Year in Industry students to complement the regular intake of 70 Graduates and 60 summer interns and these form a vital part of our Graduate talent pipeline. The current year group are working across Centrica’s diverse business from roles in Insight to Finance to Information Systems and even including the Graduate team themselves.

We are anticipating that we will be hiring circa twenty YINI roles to start in the July-September 2016 period and you will be able to apply for suitable roles by following the links below:

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Student Profiles

Lauren Baldam
Educational Background:

Studied English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield.

Area of Centrica:

Administrator in the Graduate Team (Windsor, Corporate Centre)

Career Aspirations and future goals:

I have since joined Centrica’s analyst graduate programme. My first placement is in the CE Power Team as a Business Development Analyst. During the graduate programme I would like to experience a wide breadth of roles in both upstream and downstream.

General overview of the placement so far:

During my year in the graduate team I worked mainly in the recruitment area of the Graduate Team including working closely with the Attraction Manager to manage our on campus activities and the Selection Manager to organise our assessment events. On top of this, I also spent time with the Graduate Development Team which allowed me to get a good understanding of all of the different graduate programmes and helped me come to the decision of which programme was right for me.

Despite moving into a completely different type of role, the skills that I developed during the year have already proved highly useful in my first analyst placement.

Joe Kester
Educational Background:

Economics Bsc Bristol University 2012-2015

Area of Centrica:

Project Assistant in the Health Safety and Environment team for Centrica Corporate Centre

Career aspirations and future goals:

To continue learning quickly and growing by taking on work that stretches me and to work in different markets and industries.

General overview of placement:

Recording and uploading environmental data for Centrica's UK offices, internal green communications, managing Centrica's network of Green Teams and assisting on HSE projects.

Natasha Mudhar
Educational Background:

A-levels in Maths, Chemistry, Biology. Applying to study Chemical Engineering

Area of Centrica:

Project Assistant for Group Health, Safety, Environment and Security in Corporate Centre

Career aspirations and future goals:

To continue developing skills and building my knowledge in order to deliver tasks and projects at an outstanding level.

General overview of placement:

The type of work I've undertaken has been really diverse and has given me the opportunity to learn about the different disciplines within HSES whilst working with different teams. The skills I have developed within Centrica have been invaluable.

Caitlin Farmer
Educational Background:

History BA Durham University

Area of Centrica:

Emerging Talent Administrator in the Graduate Recruitment team for Centrica Corporate Centre.

Career aspirations and future goals:

To gain experience in HR and graduate recruitment as well as learn the skills required to flourish in the energy business and HR, and to be able to tackle larger projects, learning how HR works within a large multinational corporation.

General overview of placement:

I have been involved in many aspects of the graduate team’s work, from organising and attending certain careers fairs to gaining insight into graduate selection and the processes by which Centrica must use to employ graduates. I am beginning to be more involved with graduate development and will be using the opportunities Centrica provides to learn about the wider business and how HR can function to benefit it.

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