graduate scheme

Engineering Graduate Programme

Centrica Plc
East Midlands · East of Englandand 9 others

Job description

Our four-year accredited Engineering Programme gives graduates all they need to become a well-rounded engineer.

As a leading integrated energy company with a gas, oil, power generation and storage portfolio, we actively engage in the development of pioneering, innovative and well-motivated engineers to become integral members of a high performing team.

With this in mind, we actively engage in developing innovative Chartered Engineers to become integral members of our high performing team.

You’ll find everything you need to become a well-rounded engineer within our four-year accredited programme, with the potential to gain experience from placements in our business operations such as Centrica Exploration and Production, Centrica Distributed Energy and Power and Centrica Storage. We’ll support and guide you towards chartered status and gaining accreditation with IMechE, IET orIChemE. A Chartered Engineer will be appointed as your technical mentor throughout the scheme, and structure your development based on the requirements of the UK Spec and wider engineering Capability Development Programme.

Company information

Centrica are an energy and services company, we deliver every day to 28 million customers worldwide, and everything we do is focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. Serving our customers is what we are known for, what we are good at and where we have distinctive capabilities. We want to make people’s lives easier, simpler and more connected.

We’re one of the top 50 companies in the FTSE 100, with 28 million customer accounts, an adjusted operating profit of £1.6 billion and around 39,000 employees worldwide. Centrica is the parent company for a range of global brands, including British Gas, Bord Gáis, Centrica Storage, Direct Energy, Dyno and Hive.

Person requirements

During the four year accredited programme, you will undertake a variety of placements across our businesses: Distributed Energy & Power, Centrica Exploration & Production and Centrica Storage where you will learn all the nuts and bolts you’ll need to become a well-rounded engineer. Senior stakeholders will support and guide you towards chartered status and will also plan ahead regarding your first permanent role within the business upon completion of the programme.

Within Centrica Exploration & Production you will be part of a team that is making exciting strides within exploration and production: graduates working within Centrica Storage will gain unique insights into a high-profile and strategically important gas storage environment. Whilst graduates joining Distributed Energy & Power will gain exposure to large gas-fired power stations or new distributed energy systems. You will develop breadth by undertaking placements across the business. A carefully-structured development programme will give you the opportunity to achieve your full potential.

As part of a diverse multi-disciplined team responsible for supplying millions of customers, working quickly and reliably under pressure becomes second nature. Most of all you will be encouraged to hammer away at new skills and constantly build on your knowledge. We are looking towards a future where there will be great challenges to overcome. So, we are looking for passionate and creative mechanical, chemical, electrical and C&I engineers who can deliver solutions, often within tight timeframes, and implement them safely and successfully. That’s what makes this a fascinating, stretching and rewarding scheme.

Qualifications and experience requirements

A Masters degree in a relevant engineering discipline and a full UK driving licence (due to remote locations)

Accepted degree subjects

engineering, electronic and electrical · chemical engineering · engineering, transport · engineering management · engineering, mechanical



£3,000 starting bonus, 25 days holiday, ShareSave schemes etc


East Midlands · East of England · London · North East England · North West England · Scotland · South East England · South West England · Wales · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber

UK-wide, flexibility required

Contract and working hours

How to apply

The advertised closing date for this position is 4th January 2017, however we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as should all vacancies be filled before this date, the position may close earlier than expected.

Closing date: 04/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 04/01/2017

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