Sophie Williams, Commercial Marketing Graduate Stream

Joined: 2015

Stream: Commercial Marketing

Studied: English Literature at Durham University

Placements: Marcomms [Marketing Communications] for British Gas (Staines), Assistant Marketing Manager for Local Heroes (London), Digital Comms for Centrica (Windsor)

Why I chose Centrica: I started as a Summer Placement intern in 2014, and enjoyed it so much I came back for the grad scheme! I also liked the fact that the grad scheme offered rotations, so I could try different areas of Marketing and work out what area I was best suited to.

What I enjoy most about my work: The variety of projects I've worked on over the last 2 years - from creating British Gas adverts for national newspapers to building the new careers pages on the website that you're looking at now!

Highlight of the Grad Scheme: The development days/workshops - for example, learning about my colour insights profile, the Living Leaders course and followership training at Sandhurst!

Advice to applicants: Preparation is key. The verbal/numerical reasoning tests may seem a bit daunting, but don't be put off! Do your research: speak to current grads (connect with them on LinkedIn) and understand what the company's goals and values are. And be nice to your fellow applicants at Assessment Centres - EVERYONE feels nervous on the day and it's much better to be collaborative than competitive!


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