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HR2018 - Human Resources (HR) Graduate Programme 2018


Placement Specific

Programme Information


Develop, support and shape our people to meet the future challenges of our business

Duration: 3 years (3 x 1 year placements)

Locations: UK-wide

Starting salary: £27,000 plus £3,000 starting bonus

Minimum requirements: 2:1 degree (2:2 if combined with Master's), ideally in an HR discipline

What does it involve?

Could you meet the strategic challenges we face as a business? What would you do to maximise the potential of our people? How would you ensure we continue to be recognised as a 'Great Place to Work'? These are just some of the questions our future HR leaders need to answer. With this programme, you can become one of them.


How does it work?


Rotating through different parts of Centrica Group, you will build the portfolio of skills and breadth of experiences you need to become a strategic HR professional. Your three placements will expose you to a range of HR disciplines including:

• Strategic HR business partnering
• Talent management and succession planning
• Learning and development
• Resourcing strategy and projects
• Transformation and change
• Reward and recognition
• Employee engagement
• Employee relations
• Diversity and Inclusion

There will be lots of opportunities throughout the programme for you to raise your profile with HR Directors, business leaders and colleagues. You will also meet biannually with your fellow HR graduates to network, share insights and develop your skills. At the start of your second year, we’ll help you gain your CIPD qualification. By the end of the programme, you’ll know exactly how a first-class HR function operates and will be ready to play a key part in delivering change.


Responsibility comes early for our HR graduates, so as well as having outstanding people skills, it’s important that you have a strong analytical mind and the ability to perform in a fast-paced environment. You’ll also need to be flexible about relocating within the UK if you really want to make the most of all the opportunities on offer.

“The HR Graduate Programme presents a continuous stretching environment in which no two days are the same; from business partnering senior stakeholders, to managing transformation projects and consultation processes. The support I have been provided throughout has built my competence as an HR professional and given me the confidence that the scheme will develop me into the proficient HR person I want to be.”

Michael Davis, HR Graduate


If you currently work for Centrica, please use your Centrica work email address to apply.