Studied: Accounting and Finance at Southampton University
Current Placement: Financial Planning and Analysis (Windsor)
Why I chose Centrica: Centrica gives me the opportunity to study towards my ACA qualification whilst gaining experience across various roles in Finance. Centrica also attracted me as it has a really supportive culture and values that are closely aligned to my own, I was assigned a buddy during my first week and the close network of graduates across all streams means you always have someone to talk to.
What I enjoy most about my work: The variety of projects that I am assigned – I have the responsibility for these from start to finish so I can really make these my own. Also the team I work with are all very helpful and encouraging. I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of the graduate network at Centrica and getting to know people from various schemes.
Highlight of the graduate scheme so far: I’ve only been here a short time, but I am really enjoying the role I am in and the people I work with. In addition to this, I have also already assisted at a University Careers fair and will be a facilitator at the Summer Placement Assessment Day– there is so much to get involved in outside of your role here at Centrica!
Advice to applicants: Ensure you really understand Centrica’s values before you apply – this helps you decide whether the company will be a good fit for you (and is one of the reasons I chose Centrica!). Also just relax and be yourself throughout the various assessments, everyone involved wants to see you succeed!