graduate scheme

Procurement & Supply Chain Graduate Programme

Centrica Plc
East Midlands · East of Englandand 9 others
Time left to apply
13 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Gain exposure to all aspects of the supply chain, find out how the business fits together and influence at the highest levels.

Do you have an inquisitive nature? Are you the sort of person who can grasp supply markets and the economic drivers of our suppliers, and then turn this knowledge and a strong understanding of our business needs into a sourcing strategy?

Our Procurement team is responsible for purchasing everything we need to operate successfully. It’s a team with significant responsibility: we paid £4.5bn to suppliers for goods and services in 2015. That’s why we work closely with our internal colleagues to ensure that we understand their needs and we extensively research supply markets, devising procurement and supply chain strategies to ensure we get the maximum value for our money.

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

We need people across a number of academic disciplines who have good influencing and stakeholder skills and believe they can turn their commercial acumen into value. Our two-year Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate Programme will give you comprehensive exposure to a variety of our operations across our family of businesses and a great overview of how the whole organisation fits together.

Comprising three, eight-month placements which are designed to encompass the range of sourcing and supply chain activities we have across the organisation. We’ll provide you with extensive behavioural and skills training, plus regular opportunities to share learning with each other. Working in procurement means that you’ll be in contact with senior individuals up to board level – both within Centrica and externally at our suppliers – so we’ll make sure you have the skills to deliver your messages with impact and design negotiation strategies to deal effectively with our third parties.

Procurement and Supply Chain graduates are expected to be mobile during their two years of training and may be required to work in any of our UK locations.

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.

Accepted degree subjects




£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

We would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as should all vacancies be filled before the closing date, the position may close earlier than expected.

Closing date: 01/02/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 01/02/2017