Studied: Mathematics at King’s College London
Placements: Competitor Analyst in UKB (Leicester), Portfolio Performance Analyst in UKB (Leicester), Commercial Analyst in Connected Homes (London)
Why I chose Centrica: I was looking for a FTSE 100 company and gain experience and what better industry to start in than the Energy industry. I found that the Centrica values were very much in line with mine and I wanted the opportunity to make an impact and really grow as an individual.
What I enjoy most about my work: I really enjoy the responsibility and the diversity of work that I get to be involved in. I get to lead projects where the final outcome really makes an impact to the bottom line. I am trusted with high level work and various projects at the same time which allows me to keep engaged and stay motivated.
Highlight of the grad scheme so far: The chance to present to the Managing Director of UKB. I did a good piece of analysis that gained a lot of recognition and it had worked its way up to the senior leadership team. This gave me very high level exposure and I was grateful for the opportunity to get my name out there...!
Advice to applicants: Be entirely honest through the application process and be aware of how well you align with the values. This is a company that really values personal development, a positive work environment and invests in to its employees. You are not expected to have any significant work experience but you can draw on your life experiences to show how you would be a good addition to the business.
Studied: Economics and Economic History at University of Edinburgh
Current Placement: UK Home Sales team on the Smart mandate (Staines)
Why I chose Centrica: I did a couple of courses at university on the energy industry and I found it stimulating due to the amount of change happening within the industry at the moment. Centrica offered the perfect option, being at the forefront of this industry whilst also offering the opportunities to develop myself both technically and professionally.
What I enjoy most about my work: The amount of responsibility given to me from the start, allowing me the chance to make a real impact and deliver value.
Highlight of the grad scheme so far: Working alongside great people every day!
Advice to applicants: Read about what is currently happening in the industry and where Centrica plays a role.
Studied: Masters in Chemistry at UCL & University of Sydney
Placements: MI (Staines), Commercial Planning and Performance Analyst (Leicester), Commercial Analyst for start-ups (Leicester)
Why I chose Centrica: Centrica has a brilliant reputation as a Graduate Employer, and is a FTSE 25 company. It has a massive amount of complicated commercial and analytical work powering it, in so many diverse and unknown business areas! The sheer range of the business was enticing!
What I enjoy most about my work: I enjoy the ability to shape and change the future of Centrica. I love working with my team and seeing the effects of my work resolve into increased business performance!
Highlight of the grad scheme: Building a start-up energy supply company!!
Since finishing the grad scheme: I now manage the Commercial & Reporting team in BG Lite, a start-up company in Centrica!
Advice to applicants: Centrica values ways of thinking and hiring the right people – we value individuality. Be positive, be creative and be yourself.