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Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)

About Centrica

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.

Summer Placement Programme

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.

Our Summer Placement Programme presents exciting opportunities to work in one of the following areas:

  • Analyst – British Gas
  • Commercial Marketing
  • Customer Insight
  • Customer Operations
  • Engineering (Chemical, Electrical and C&I, Mechanical)
  • Finance
  • Health, Safety, Environment and Security
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Procurement and Supply Chain

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.

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Customer Operations Intern

Internship (1-4 Months)

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Number of Placements Available This Year*

2:1 (Two One)

Predicted Degree Class Required To Apply

Awards and Commendations

[2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2015] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2014] Top 100 [2013] Top 75 [2012] Top 50 Placement & Internship Employer (Finalist)


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