graduate scheme

Information Systems Graduate Programme

Centrica Plc

Job description

A programme designed to stretch your skills and give you what you need to succeed in a supportive, innovative environment.

Information Systems are looking towards the technology of the future and we need you to join us on this journey

As one of the leading Utility companies in the UK we are leading the competition in our Information Systems projects within areas such as Smart technologies and especially around the newer technologies such as Hadoop, Big Data, Digital and many other core development modules. The people we are looking for to join us as the first step of their career are those who are passionate about all things in technology.

Our experts here developed the Smart Meters that allow our customers to see energy use in real time; Hive, which lets them control their central heating from a smartphone; and innovations that mean they can pay their bill from a mobile phone. They’ve improved the way SAP works for our business and have even revolutionised the technology we use in our call centres to deliver a faster, more effective service to every single British Gas residential customer.

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

The IS Graduate Programme spans two years and will comprise of three 8 month placements within a core specialism that will give you a chance to gain hands on experience in many specialist technologies and working in areas such as:

• IT Architecture
• IT Security
• Core Systems Development (SAP, Hadoop, Java etc)
• Digital
• Business Analysis

The programme enables you to build key IS skills and experience within your chosen specialism and will give you a great foundation to a successful career in IS. You will be given responsibility from day one in roles that have been designed to stretch and challenge you whilst providing the support and development you need. After the programme, we will support you in finding a role aligned to your career aspirations and business need, and tailor make a further 2 year development plan which could include gaining relevant professional accreditation and continued mentoring from a senior manager.

Qualifications and experience requirements

In order to apply for this stream you must already have, or be expecting to achieve a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree, or a 2:2 with a post graduate degree in any discipline. Applicant must show an aptitude for IT.

Accepted degree subjects




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




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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