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Finance (Summer Placement)

Centrica Plc
£14,000 pro rata
East Midlands · East of Englandand 9 others
Time left to apply
29 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Our 10-week summer placement programme is designed to increase employability in students whilst providing a valuable resource to the business. We’re looking for self-directed learners and self-motivated individuals who show potential to grow, learn and develop on our programme. You should aim to demonstrate a can-do, proactive attitude and a genuine interest and desire to learn more about our business and industry. In return, we offer projects with a high level of responsibility and the opportunity to enhance and develop the fundamental skills required for working life, with a support network that’s second to none. We want you to stand out in the workplace and helping you establish your strengths and fulfil your potential is what our Summer Placement is all about. We also encourage you to get involved with community and charity activities. One of these is the Summer Placement Charity Challenge, which raises money for our chosen charities. In the last three years students have raised around £50,000 through various team initiatives – all while enhancing vital skills and networking across the business. If you perform well, you could leave us with an offer to join the Graduate Programme the following year.

We have locations across the UK – plus we arrange and pay for accommodation close to your place of work with other students based in the area.

Any business relies on people who can calculate sound financial advice – and the energy sector is no exception. Our finance function carries responsibilities across the full breadth of our business activity as a FTSE 50 Company. We set ourselves ambitious quality targets, which is why we’re looking for passionate self-starters with real integrity; people who can provide the right level of challenge and communicate their ideas. Responsibility comes fast so your analytical mind will need to be complemented by outstanding people skills to build effective networks, while having the flexibility to adapt and continually perform in a fast-paced environment.

During the summer placement programme, you can expect to be challenged but supported as the Finance programme is supported across the function, including at Finance Director Level.

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

Qualifications and experience requirements

Equivalent to BBB at A-levels and a penultimate or final year student expecting a 2:1 degree in any discipline. For more information, please visit the individual graduate programme pages.

Accepted degree subjects



£14,000 pro rata

5 days paid holiday


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, with accommodation provided locally

Contract and working hours


Start date


How to apply

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2016 (subject to change, please apply early to avoid disappointment).

Closing date: 04/01/2017

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

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