Emily Burke, Commercial Marketing Scheme

Joined: 2018

Stream: Commercial Marketing

Studied: International Business & French at the University of Birmingham

Current Placement: Assistant Products & Propositions Manager (Staines)

Why I chose Centrica: I chose Centrica as it is a global company with really strong brands in the UK and further. With all the changes and challenges the energy industry is facing it’s exciting to be part of a company that is leading the way to the future of energy. I also had little previous marketing experience so the chance to try multiple roles on the grad scheme was perfect for me.

What I enjoy most about my work: The breadth of experience I’ve had exposure to. From meeting with agencies and attending radio recordings in my first role to looking at profit and loss of our core products in my current role I’ve had the chance to build two completely different skill sets and networks within the business which has built my confidence.

Highlight of the grad scheme so far: The people – I’ve built up such a strong network of friends within the grad scheme and in my wider teams. Everyone is so supportive and genuinely wants you to get as much from the scheme as you can.

Advice to applicants: You’re not expected to know how to do everything straight away but a positive attitude, willingness to learn and a genuine interest in our company and industry is key.

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