All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Centrica employees based on 153 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.3/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.7/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.9/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.7/5
 
Company Culture:
3.7/5
 
Career Progression:
3.6/5
 
Colleagues:
3.9/5
 
Training:
3.3/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.7/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.4/5
 

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The fact that within a short amount of time you get given the responsibility and respect of a full time employee.
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Application Advice:

Make sure you really think about the scenarios that you are given and answer them authentically. People will be able to tell if you've just said what you think they want you to say.

Interview Advice:

Be self confident but also modest. Make sure you structure your answers in a logical way (called the STAR method) so that it's both easy for you to communicate what you want to communicate and for the interviewer to understand what you're trying to convey.

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Centrica
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Application Advice:

When doing the personality testing just be consistent in your answers. This arises from answering truthfully. People don't really get screened out at the personality testing - this is just to aid the interviewers later when they interview you.

Interview Advice:

Assessment days are about finding out how you'll be to work with. Don't be over-bearing/over confident. The assessors are very perceptive so be friendly and be yourself. You get asked some simple logic questions like how many letters do BG send home in the year. There's obviously not an exact number but show your logic in terms of how you'd calculate it.

Centrica
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Application Advice:

Take your time and do tests prior.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and be sure to ask questions.

Commercial Marketing Graduate, Commercial Marketing at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Emphasise any customer experience you might have. We are a very customer orientated company and demonstrating this will go a long way.

Interview Advice:

Keep calm. The interviewers are not trying to catch you out, if anything they want you to be at your best. So relax, answer the question they ask you and seem eager. Think about why you want the role at Centrica and what you can bring to it.

Centre of Excellence Lead, Service and Repair at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Study the values, prepare for the reasoning tests, look beyond the website for research.

Interview Advice:

Bring other candidates into conversation at the AC, speak confidently and don't be afraid to challenge.

Graduate Analyst, Rotational Scheme at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Read up about the company's values and vision

Smart Commercial Forecasting Analyst, Sales at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Do your research and get a good understanding of the company before any assessment. Random financial and industry facts are useless, unless you understand their impact and context.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Centrica is a friendly and welcoming place to work, they want to see the type of person you are as well as your competency. Don't prioritise one over the other, you want to show them you are a good all-rounder that will be easy and enjoyable to work with.

Group Functions Financial Analyst, Finance at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Use your experience to show how you stand out and what you can offer.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you understand the Centrica values as they are a key part of the organisation and each employee should work by these values. Use examples of times when you have shown these values and think about the future opportunities within the grad scheme that will allow you to deliver these values when discussing why you would be good at the role.

Business Design Analyst, Field Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Answer honestly, be proud of your achievements, have an enthusiasm for the customer. Customer centricity.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic, talk to others in the group, don't be too aggressive in the group exercise, allow others to talk but do make sure you have a voice. Bring your personality and interests and share them. Also share why you like the role and how you see fitting into it. Commercial awareness is also key - research the brands beforehand

Graduate Marketing Specialist, Marketing at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Do your research about the role and the company, make sure you know what you are applying for. Be completely honest and take your time to answer the questions to the best of your ability. If your values align with ours and you have clear examples of this, you will be fine.

Interview Advice:

Same as the application advice, with additional research and knowledge. Make yourself stand out in a positive way like this, without stepping on the toes of those around you.
Put your thinking cap on, we like to see people who can think logically and break a complex problem into smaller pieces.
Make sure you know why you want to work for Centrica and what you will bring value with, along with how the company can benefit you.
Don't be afraid to ask your interviewer questions too! It will make you memorable.

Commercial & Forecasting Analyst, Connected Home at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Look up the company values and try to get across how your skills and experiences apply to them.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared and try to relax - if you've made it to interview then they want you to do well.

Graduate Analyst, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand Centrica's strategy and values and how you can apply both of these within the role you are applying for. Have a general understanding of the energy industry and the challenges facing Centrica as a business.

Interview Advice:

Show passion for the role you're applying for and make sure you're up to date on what you wrote in your application.

Analyst, Energy Marketing and Trading at Centrica
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Application Advice:

I would advise applicants to have confidence in who they are and what is important to them, ensuring that they respect others during assessment centres and aim to work towards our core values, keeping customers at centre focus.

Interview Advice:

Generally exemplifying that customers are always at the heart of what we do in Centrica and ensuring that any discussions are steered towards that. I would advise collaborating well with fellow applicants at assessment centres as well as doing thorough research about the company for your personal interview.

Graduate, Business Leadership at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Centrica are a massive company with many different parts. Make sure you know the role that each part of the business plays in delivering Centrica's strategy.

Interview Advice:

Questions will be tailored specifically to you so brush up on your competency based questions.

E.C&I Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Application is fairly standard for a graduate scheme.

Interview Advice:

Read up on the values and think about how you've shown these in the past - questions are centred around these.

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Showcase a wide variety of things you've done - the company care about more than just your work achievements.

Interview Advice:

Research the energy industry, even if you're applying for a more generalist role e.g. HR.

Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketing at Centrica
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Interview Advice:

Prepare, understand the company, the different business units.

HSES Graduate Program, Smart Metering HSES at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Read the question and identify specifically what they're looking for. You only have a low word count but they expect you to cover all aspects of the question. Editing is your friend.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Although research and providing the 'right answers' is a large component of the assessment centre, ensure you let your personality come across - they like to see how you'd fit within the business as a person.

Business Leadership, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Make sure you know what procurement actually entails.

Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate, Procurement at Centrica
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself, make sure you research the company and also know what is going on currently in the industry.

Financial Accountant, Financial Control at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the company and role before applying (the company site and Graduate social media accounts will be good for this). Be open to travel. Be honest in your application. Mention relevant experience / technical capabilities listed in the role requirements.

Interview Advice:

Research the company, its opportunities for development and risks they face as a high profile company in a customer facing and hazardous industry. Ask questions about the potential roles you'll be in to make sure it's something you want to do as well.

HSES Graduate, Health Safety Environment and Security at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Look at the external market and our competitors' actions and behaviours, as well as socio-political activity - how might this influence the decisions we make internally?

Interview Advice:

Read about our recently launched Values on the website.

L&D Consultant, HR at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Take time to think why you want the job and whether it is the right grad scheme for you. Don't be afraid to show off about your accomplishments.

Interview Advice:

Understand Centrica and the energy industry - current and future developments. Relax, it isn't the loudest candidate who gets the job.

Customer Insight Graduate, Insight at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Spend time really working out why you want to apply to Centrica/the specific stream as this will help you form your application questions.
Practice some psychometric tests before doing your Centrica application as you will be asked to do these, so it's worth making sure you are comfortable with them first.
Do your research on Centrica and any latest news stories effecting the industry for your telephone interview.

Interview Advice:

Research into the values of Centrica and think of key examples where you have demonstrated such a value, have these examples ready to hand as you are very likely to be asked such questions.
There may be a "curve-ball" analytics type question, where the interviewer isn't interested in your answer, but rather your thought process.
Think up a couple of questions to ask the interviewer at the end, there is nothing worse than them saying "Do you have any questions?" and you not having any curiosity!

Customer Insight Graduate, Data, Insight & Customer Value Management at Centrica
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Application Advice:

- Make sure you are aware of our values and link that to your application.
- Include why you want to work for Centrica - it is more than just British Gas!

Interview Advice:

- Understand how HR plays a strategic role .
- Get your passion and enthusiasm across, and try and act yourself.
- Ask some inquisitive questions.

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Show passion throughout your application.
Know what forces drive the energy market.

Interview Advice:

Describe the movement of the oil price over the last 10 years and how it is linked to economic output?
If you trade renewable power, what metrics would you look at?
Is money important to you?
Would you choose a fixed rate or floating rate mortgage?
What's the expected outcome of throwing a dice 100 times and adding the results?
How will Brexit affect a London based energy trader?
Who was a main influence on you except for your parents?
What do you think of fracking?

Energy Marketing & Trading Analyst, Energy Marketing and Trading at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be honest and be relaxed. Centrica has a very friendly and accepting work environment, and you will fit in just fine if you are yourself.

Measure yourself against the company's values and see where you fit in

Interview Advice:

Competency questions based on the core values and skills of those required from a graduate. Be prepared to have several examples and be able to discuss each one.

Graduate Analyst, at Centrica
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Interview Advice:

Prepare answers for each of Centrica's key competencies - the interview questions are often based around these. However the interview is only a small part of the assessment - for the rest, simply be enthusiastic and friendly, and show off the kind of problem solving and creativity that they are looking for.

Graduate Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to be flexible and adaptable.

Interview Advice:

Don't learn answers to expected questions, learn examples which can be applied to numerous questions.

Continuous Improvement Manager, CHI at Centrica
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Application Advice:

- Show that you understand the company's values and can fit into the culture.
- Demonstrate why you want the specific stream you've applied for.
- Demonstrate wider industry knowledge outside of the stream.

Interview Advice:

- Be yourself.
- Utilise the feedback given after your phone interview to ensure you build upon your stronger areas and strengthen the weaker ones for the face-to-face interview.
- Ensure you provide constructive contributions during the group activity.

Graduate, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the business and the current structure and direction. Consider what a 'Leadership' organisation looks like and how you would fit into a company that is committed to modernising and disrupting the status quo.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in group exercises. Positively challenge and develop ideas, be aware of perceptions of you, but don't try to be somebody you're not.

Customer Operations Graduate, Customer Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the company and its values. What does the company look for? eg. leadership behaviours.

Interview Advice:

Centrica is very big on rounded individuals so make sure you come across as not only someone who has researched the role and company, but also someone who we'd want to sit next to and work with every day!

Fairly standard interview format - Competency questions etc. A few curve balls in there that are only there to try and see your way of thinking/logical approach rather than looking for an actual answer.

Analyst, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

When asked to draw from your experiences to demonstrate key competencies try and think of the examples that other candidates will not have thought of, this will make you stand out in the crowd.

Interview Advice:

Dont be afraid to stop and think before answering the questions. It's better to pause and provide a relevant, well structured answer than rush straight into answering without thinking about your answer first.

Customer Operations Graduate, Business Support Analyst, Customer Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate a wide range of experience and examples of how you've built your skills - part time work, uni societies, etc. Be very clear on the job and why it's right for you, and what you can bring to it.

Interview Advice:

Be very aware of the company and the industry. Think about recent big events in the sector (especially those that affect the company directly and its competitors) - try to think ahead too, how do you think these events will unfold? What will be the mid-long term impact on the compnay?

Be enthusiastic, confident and ask questions back. Get to know the interviewer as much as they get to know you. Be prepared for some more abstract questions but don't panic - you are NOT expected to get the right answer, these are for you to show how you think and how you solve a problem, so stay calm and curious, float your ideas with the interviewer and ask for a tip/steer if you're really stuck.

Commercial Manager, Business Services at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Look at the range of graduate schemes on offer and select the most appropriate for your future development needs - use our career matcher tool on the website to help!

Interview Advice:

Do your research about the company/department you are looking to go into - news, company information, annual reports etc, and bring that knowledge into the group and individual exercises at the assessment centre.

Data Planner, Customer Insight and Data at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be honest. It's important that not only you're a good fit for the company, but also that the company is a good fit to you.

Interview Advice:

As cliche as it may sound, just be yourself. And make sure you've done your research.

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be open minded to trying new things - whether you are from a technical background or not you must be willing to learn and adapt.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself mainly. No one is looking for Albert Einstein, rather someone who is passionate about joining the company!

Service Graduate Manager, IS Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be concise, use examples, make an impact.

Interview Advice:

Stay focused.
Use the STAR method: situation, task, actions, results.

Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be honest in your interviews.

Really think hard about what you would like to get out of a graduate programme and make sure the company values are aligned to your personal values.

Interview Advice:

Prepare - go onto the company website and see what their core values are and any exciting things that they are doing.

Assistant Marketing Manager, Smart Metering at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Read the application and adjust your cv accordingly.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, relax and try to enjoy the day.

Customer Operations Graduate, Residential Energy at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be kind, friendly and enthusiastic.

Interview Advice:

Do not try to pretend you know something when you don't. I was asked what the Internet was and I just said I didn't really know and he just told me a bit and then I still got the job. Identify why Centrica specifically interests you.

Big Data Platform Administrator, Information Systems at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be quick. Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Good to have knowledge of the software development process.

Data scientist, Data Science at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Enjoy the process.

Interview Advice:

Don't mishear, try and relate what you did at uni to what you expect the job will be.

IS Graduate, Programmes and Engagement at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the company well and try to stay calm during the assessment centre process. Speak to current graduates and gain some insight.

Interview Advice:

Why Centrica? Research the company.
What role interests you? Know your area.

Developer, Core Systems at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the wider energy industry beforehand.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, make sure you're thoroughly prepared and do your research on the wider energy industry/current affairs.

Optimisation Analyst, Field Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be honest about your experience and sell your extra curricular activities.

Interview Advice:

Be up to speed with the technical side of the role, understand the energy industry in the UK and emphasise your learning agility and ability to be flexible. Show a willingness to be challenged and learn new skills.

Rotating Equipment Engineer, Maintenance at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, don't force yourself into a role that isn't meant for you.

Interview Advice:

Our customer is our most important person. (Our customer includes our stakeholders, so think of the impacts you have on them.)

Customer Operations Graduate, Customer Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Do your research! Browse the website and check out the social media channels - Facebook, LinkedIn and particularly blogs - which have loads of great advice from current grads about what the day job is like, what the application process is like and how to succeed, etc. You could contact current grads for advice and ask them what they do, how they're finding it etc.

Don't rush the application. Allow plenty of time to practice for the verbal and numerical reasoning tests until you're comfortable with the time limit and style of questions. Be really specific if you're giving examples to demonstrate the leadership behaviours. Don't give vague examples! Ask people to proof-read and check your written answers.

Interview Advice:

Remember they are looking for evidence of leadership potential, so it's your job to provide that evidence in your examples: Think of some solid anecdotes from your own life where you have demonstrated the behaviours they are looking for and make sure you go into detail. You can't go wrong with using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) format when responding to interview questions.

You may be asked about new situations you've never been in before. Pause and think before answering, or say "Let me just think about that" - better to give a thoughtful, good answer than a rushed, incorrect one. Don't be daunted by corporate-sounding language - you can ask to clarify something if you're not sure what you're being asked.

Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketing at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Good grades won't be enough to get through - they are very interested in people with rounded experience and interests. Good people skills are absolutely essential.

Interview Advice:

The interview process is friendly and designed to put you at ease. Make sure you've done your research on the company and are prepared to give examples for the leadership behaviours. The interviewers are on your side and will be looking to bring out the best in you. Relax and be yourself - your ability to engage with the interviewer is important.

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Really pay attention to what the company is about and what they are currently working on. Try and incorporate relevant information in your applications and always make sure you allow enough time for each question.

Interview Advice:

Always arrive early and be prepared to answer questions regarding the business. You should know a little bit about the company and always refer to it during your answers. Make sure you ask questions too and don't rush to answer. Take your time and be confident.

Centrica
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Application Advice:

Really research the company and the grad scheme and refect on whether this is for you before applying. Also worth reaching out to gradautes from Centrica to understand their experiences. The social media pages for Centrica are run by current Centrica Graduates therefore they will be able to help you answer some queries.

Be mindful of your structure in how you answer the questions and also add a sentence or two on what your learnt from a specifc experience and how you would apply it in future. Always great to show your reflective abilities.

Interview Advice:

My biggest advice will be stay true to yourself. Never write what you think they want to hear. Write down what you believe to be true of yourself. This goes for any interviews aswell. At the end of the day, you dont want to put on a mask, get to starting the role and realise it is not suited for you.

HR Advisor, HR – Customer Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, come prepared, challenge yourself.

Interview Advice:

Competency based questions about experiences you've had, think about things you would do differently in the future.
We're looking for people to demonstrate leadership behaviours.

Customer Operations Graduate, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, be confident, be fully prepared for the interview stages but do not prepare to the point of sounding like a robot.

Interview Advice:

Need to have good social skills, friendly but confident.
Understand the values of the company and what they do.
Be able to articulate some key examples from your life which have progressed you as a person.
Be yourself do not try and act like someone else, if the company fits with you then it will work out.

Customer Operations Graduate, Customer Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Apply early.

Interview Advice:

Knowledge of commodity markets.

Grad, EM&T at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be thorough in answering the written questions during the first stage of the application.
Be sure to demonstrate the leadership behaviours in the telephone interview whilst keeping your responses clear and concise. Make sure you've done thorough research on Centrica and their brands.
Be yourself during the assessment centre whilst demonstrating the leadership behaviours.

Graduate, Marketing at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the role, the business and the industry.

HR Advisor, HR at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Do your research about the scheme and think about what you want - it's 2-4 years of your life and the start of your career so it can set the direction for you. Don't forget to think about the bigger picture, not just your department but the wider company and industry as well.

Interview Advice:

The process is quite rigorous - a written application, then a telephone interview and then a full-day Assessment Centre. The written application should be focused on giving a good introduction to you - what makes you unique and what is your motivation and reason for wanting to join the scheme. The telephone interview is entirely about the leadership behaviours so look them up, think about them and have at least 2 examples of how you display these behaviours (and they don't have to be from work experience). Lastly, the Assessment Centre can be intense but don't stress out too much - be authentic, be friendly and be the kind of person that the Assessment Centre facilitators and interviewers want to work with.

Centrica
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Application Advice:

Concentrate on how you are portraying yourself, not just on what knowledge you have. Behaviours are as important as what you know.

Interview Advice:

Give varied examples of how you have displayed Centrica's leadership behaviours - not just from university/work but also through things you do outside of work.

Centrica
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Application Advice:

It's important to have a clear view of why it is this role and this company in particular that you are applying for, and make sure you really convey your motivation for applying.

Interview Advice:

It would be useful to have a basic level of awareness of recent news stories relating to the energy industry.

Assistant Commercial Manager, Centrica Grad Scheme at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be open to work in and with various departments, be willing to travel/relocate.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want to work in this company/role?
Describe a time you challenged the status quo.
Describe a time you weren't successful, what did you learn from it/would you do differently?

Centrica
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Application Advice:

I would suggest that they research the scheme and learn about all the different aspects it has to offer which make it unique and different from the other similar schemes I originally applied for.

Interview Advice:

Why this role in particular?
Learn about the energy industry and the history/ business structure of Centrica.
Both leadership and teamworking skills are extremely important.

Financial Analyst, Corporate Control at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Try to demonstrate your problem solving abilities.

Interview Advice:

Know what the company prioritises and relate those in your answers.

Centrica
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Application Advice:

Use Annual Reports to fully research the company's performance and strategic priorities.

Interview Advice:

Build a good rapport with the interviewer - everybody who applies is highly skilled but not everybody is a people person.

Analyst, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

'Be yourself' - there are no specific characteristics that necessarily mean you will be good or bad at the job. Just make sure that you demonstrate where you have been driven, innovative and taken responsibility. It is more important that you show you can learn from your experiences/mistakes, than to show that you haven't made any.

Interview Advice:

The interview was a combination of hypothetical situations and competency questions. Make sure you look at what the company's 'Key Behaviours' are and think about examples where you have demonstrated these skills in real life scenarios. Always link your answers back to these behaviours.

Centrica
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Application Advice:

Try to really understand the company as a whole for any stages in the application process. Don't be put off at the number of different stages involved, as this is common for any graduate scheme. Try to understand the mind set of business activites, why businesses carry certain activities out, from both the business point of view and their consumer.

Interview Advice:

Try to get an overview of the business as a whole, and the different brands which make up Centrica.
Think of times, both academically and personally, when you demonstrated the core values of the business.
The interveiws are about you, and you only, so use "I/Me" rather than "We".
Being commercially aware is vitally important for any company, so keep up to date with the news and the state of our business in the current climate.
It is always good to have a few good questions lined up regarding the business etc. to ask the interviewer.

Customer Value Management Analyst, Customer Data and Insight at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the energy industry and Centrica extensively. The industry is highly regulated, competitive and is constantly under political scrutiny which makes it a challenging but very exciting area to begin your career in!

Interview Advice:

Again, research the industry and company and ensure you are aware of the vast range of stakeholders Centrica engages with. Prioritise these stakeholders from Centrica's perspective and be aware of the strategic direction of the company.

Finance Graduate, Finance at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Thorough understanding of the role at hand. proper structuring of the information, follow the STAR method to state achievements (Situation, Task, Action, Results)...

Interview Advice:

Active Listening, team player, understand the task at hand, high focus levels, alertness, confidence and a smily face...

Electrical Engineering Graduate, Engineering Integrity at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Prepare

Interview Advice:

Understand HR and the types of job roles available within it, look through legal case studies because having a basic grasp of employment law would have been a massive bonus and prepare a wide array of competancy/skills based examples.

HR graduate, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Make sure it is what you want to do, and not just applying to any job, you will struggle if you do get on it and don't really want to do it.

Interview Advice:

Tailor your interview to the specfic stream you are applying to, the assesors are from that stream and will be able to tell if you don't want to do it and have just applied to any one.

Customer Operations, Customer Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Identify if the role is right for you throughout all steps of the application process. Visit a site if you can before applying.

Interview Advice:

Bring notes with you which demonstrate examples for the skills specified in the job advert. It is not a memory test and this will make you feel more relaxed on the day.

Customer Operations Graduate, BGNE at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Show passion for the role, those who genuinely enjoy the job and have a strong interest in the work will do best.
Do not be put off by any technical areas of weakness you may have as these skills can be learned and developed on the job.
Show an interest for the wider energy market as well as your area of expertise.

Interview Advice:

Talk about a broad range of personal experiences from academic, to extra-curricular and personal hobbies to give a good overall picture of yourself.
Be honest as to why you chose your degree and why you are interested in the role.
Have a rough idea/overview of where you want to be in the next 5-10 years.

Geologist, Subsurface at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the industry, understand the public debate and show a great interest in and understanding of what Centrica is all about.

Interview Advice:

Demonstrate that you understand how the customer is at the heart of everything we do.

Assistant Product Development Manager, Product Development at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research around what kind of project you are likely to be involved in and how much support and training you are likely to get.
Try to have studied a Petroleum related Masters beforehand. This will give you excellent exposure to the type of work that you will be involved in whilst providing you with the most relevant skill set. Undertaking such a degree will give you a good indication of whether or not a career in the industry as a Geoscientist is for you.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself!

Graduate Geophysicist, Northern Hubs at Centrica
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Interview Advice:

- Speak up in group excercises, but never speak over others - will show you are not a team player which is very important to Centrica.

- Make sure you have prepared for your presentation - practice the timings! This is an important part of your assess

Graduate Analyst, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Make sure you tick all the behaviour areas specified on the website.

Interview Advice:

Don't let one exercise where you didn't do your best put you off for subsequent ones, every one is taken on its own merit.

Graduate Analyst, Exploration & Production at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be very clear on what were your contribution and results of the example you give about your experience in your application. Ultimately, try to suit the leadership behaviour of the company with your own.

Interview Advice:

Relax and try and take it easy. Treat the interview as a normal conversation with someone.

Graduate Operations Engineer, Operated Assets at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Use the STAR methodology and ensure you have multiple answers from multiple settings such as university, work and social activities.

Interview Advice:

Take prepared material in with you - it will look much more professional.

HSES Graduate, HSES at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the company before joining.
Know what is going on in the news.
Know why you are interested in the graduate stream you are applying for.
Have good examples of where you have demonstrated leadership behaviours.

Interview Advice:

Keep time in the group discussion - wear a watch, this allows you to be the natural leader without exerting too much authority.

If you don't know something, say so, don't try and muddle through.

Assistant Loyalty manager, Marketing at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Thoroughly research Centrica.
Apply for the role most suited to your skills.
Attend events and talk to graduates to get a better insight of the role.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you use your research in the various activities. You may not be asked what do you know about Centrica, so it is important you show your knowledge by relating it to your activities.

Customer Retentions Manager, British Gas Business Service & Repair at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Take Your Time With the Online Application Form
Have Good Examples of Demonstrating Compentecies

Interview Advice:

Always Safety First Attitude
Be Natural
Don't Come Across Too Shy or Too Overpowering

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Production at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Centrica's application process is all about demostrating the graudate behaviours. If you're able to competently talk about times when you've displayed all the behaviours you've got a great chance of doing well. Centrica place far more value on the behaviours than educational history.

Interview Advice:

The interviewers want to make sure that finance is right for you and you've got solid rational behind your decision to apply for the Centrica finance scheme. They're not expecting applicants to have a comprehensive knowledge of finance, as long as you're willing to learn.

Accounting & Report Analyst, Finance at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Do not be afraid to sell your personal achievements, whilst still being honest and genuine about them. There is nothing wrong in admitting to having struggled with previous tasks/roles, if anything this is preferable if you can clearly demonstrate how you have overcome this/made the best of the situation. Do not forget to focus strongly on what you have achieved as an individual, avoid referring to "we".

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre was strongly focused around our organisation's leadership behaviours, which are detailed on our graduate recruitment webpages. Be sure to do research into this sort of thing and come prepared with specific examples from your personal experiences that are related to these. Be sure not to repeat examples previously used in any applications/telephone interviews. Be clear around your motivations for wanting this particular role or scheme, why are you well suited to it and what benefit could you add?

Health Safety and Environment Graduate, Power Generation Environment Team at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be yourself! Be honest about your motivations and why you want to join Centrica. Do your research on the company. Explain why you've applied for this scheme and what you believe you can add to the company. Familiarise yourself with the Centrica Leadership Behaviours.

Interview Advice:

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Why Centrica?
Why this particular role?
Why did you leave previous job roles?
What are the biggest HSES challenges facing Centrica?

HSES Graduate, Health, Safety & Environment at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Get the applications in early and pay attention to how you answer the questions, not just the content you want to get across. Answers should be structured as well as containing the key information about you.

Interview Advice:

Take the time to do the research about the company. Centrica is a big company which is involved in every aspect of the energy supply chain. Whilst this means that there are lots of opportunities in the company, there is also a wide range of topics which you might want to have an idea about in the interviews.

Wind turbine engineer, Engineering Integrity at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Give examples of when you have shown certain skills, without evidence there is less power to your claim.

Interview Advice:

Number one tip would be yourself. I think the company is more interested in your interpersonal skills once you get to the assessment stage as they know you are technically capable from your degree. Be a team player and don't be or come across as overpowering.

Production Engineer, Reservoir Performance Team at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Numerate background is very useful. Practical experience of using Excel and VBA will put you at a strong advantage. Familiarity with computer programming and statistics is also beneficial, but not totally neccesary (often role dependent).

Interview Advice:

Prepare plenty of competency-based answers and research the company (current share price, recent investments, competitor information, latest market news). Also, have an idea about the area of the business that you want to go into, as initial placement will be influenced by what is said in the interview.

Graduate Analyst, Midstream at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Have a strong interest in the Energy sector, including sufficient knowledge of both upstream and downstream positions.

As with any accountancy graduate programme, be sure of the challenging nature of the exams and qualification you are required to complete.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, engaging and not competitive with others at assessment centre. Demonstrating your own knowledge and answering question tailored to the role you're applying for will help you stand out from the majority of graduates who provide generic responses.

Link example on competency questions back to the leadership behaviours detailed on the graduate website for Centrica.

Trading Accountant, Midstream at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Make sure and mention any of your past experience working in teams or positions of responsibility in work or outside of work. Read over any of materials given prior to assessment centre and also check what current company values are and make sure your application answers are written in order to demonstrate clearly that you have those behaviours.

Interview Advice:

Read up on company beforehand, especially any recent news, and understand how integrated energy company workds

Graduate Project Anaylst, Information Services at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Applicants who have a generic CV and answers not tailored to the business will be spotted a mile off. Only people who are passionate about the industry will be getting through.

Interview Advice:

Know the core behaviours, what the graduate team are looking for and get in touch with current graduates for advice and support.

Nuclear Finance Analyst, Non-Operated Joint Ventures at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Don't reuse any competency examples from previous application stages.

Interview Advice:

Prepare multiple examples of different challenges you have faced and work related situations you have been in - better to have too many and not need them than be stuck trying to prepare an answer live in the interview.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Projects at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Read up on the values of behaviours of British Gas as it is these that you will be marked on. these are not a secret and can be found on the Centrica website, make sure you have a few examples of all the behaviours/competencies and that you know them!

Interview Advice:

Specifically to the Customer Operations Graduate Scheme within centrica, personality is valued so make sure yours comes out. It is vital you will be able to work with people and lead teams in the right way. People who are are excellent on paper can turn out to have the wrong attitude and are therefore not taken on.
So my advice would be try to show you are a rounded (though highly competent) person as in the interview/assessment day process, this is almost as vital as the competencies.

Customer Improvement Manager, British Gas New Energy at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Have examples ready to illustrate the leadership behaviours and values of the company.
Do your research and make sure you fit with the company culture.

HR Advisor, Human Resources at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Make sure you're applying for a role you really want. Assessors can tell the difference between someone who really wants this job, and someone who has applied for a range of different things just hoping they'll get an offer.

Spend quality time putting in your application and tailor your examples to the role, picking out the attributes that are important to the company.

Interview Advice:

For a phone interview, have a few examples for each of the desirable behaviours.
Stick to the STAR model, Situation, Task, Action & Result - this is how they'll be marking!
Be genuine and authentic, companies want to hire people that will fit the organisation, it's important for them and for you.

Vulnerability Manager, Corporate Responsibility at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research the industry and know the commercial value of Human Resources.

Interview Advice:

Really understand yourself and what examples you have achieved inside out.

HR Advisor, Power Generation at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Engage with and understand the energy debate, and try to understand the vision British Gas is heading towards, the challenges it faces and what it needs to do to get there. Also it is important to put the customer and the forefront of your thinking, as the customer is the most important thing for British Gas.

Assistant Product Development Manager, Product Development at Centrica
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Application Advice:

This is a good company to work for if you are looking for a career in utilities or banking/finance but are also looking to avoid the high pressure environments ad lack of work=life balance that come with other investment banks etc.

Interview Advice:

Understand the companies core business model. There is a focus on soft skills, more likely to be asked about "a time when you were challenged" than to solve a numerical puzzle, which is unusual for a numeric job!

Graduate Analyst, Midstream at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Find what you're passionate about both in the energy industry (make it company specific if you can based on news stories etc) and also in the function area (HR, Finance etc). Furthermore, be aware of the competencies and have a good variety of strong examples ready for interviews.

Interview Advice:

Take a deep breath, relax and let your personality shine through. Trying to be something you're not will limit your opportunity to connect with the interiewer. Again have those handy competency examples to hand as that is likely to form the basis of your interview.

HR Advisor, HR at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Get someone else to read through your application. Not only will they spot errors, but they can challenge you or give advice on what you can answer more clearly.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and open. Interviewers quickly see through a facade and it reflects negatively on you. Prepare examples of business behaviours ahead of time, and don't be afraid to bring a notepad or list to remind you.

Gas Market Analyst, Gas Market Fundamentals at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be well versed in competency questions, have faith in your ability and do not underestimate the necessity of networking when working in a blue chip company.

Customer Service Manager, Complaints at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research what Centrica and British Gas do and sell.
British Gas doesn't just sell electricity and gas!

Interview Advice:

Think of questions to ask the current graduates, who will facilitate the assessment centre

Graduate, at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Just be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Try to prepare as much as possible, research the company and think about your key skills and relative examples to demonstrate your achievements so far.

Centrica
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Application Advice:

I would advise candidates to look into the business and really understand if this is a company you want to work for. Centrica has its leadership behaviours on the website and this should be used as the first point of call when deciding if this is a role for you.

Interview Advice:

With the interview I would advise people to be honest. it is very easy for the assessors to spot when someone isnt being genuine. So be yourself as it will portray you in a better light.

Bid Manager, PH Jones at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Take your time, as tempting as it is to copy and paste answers from other applications, it is important you give each application the time and credit it deserves.

Interview Advice:

Base answers around the behaviour principles Centrica look for. Structure answers clearly with a beginning, middle and summary point which should answer the question and relate back to the behavioural principle. Use clear examples with supporting facts and figures.

Partnerships Marketing Assistant, Retail Marketing British Gas at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Research Centrica as much as possible. Research the role. Ensure you apply to the role you would enjoy. Attend events and speak to employees at these events to get an insight of what a day in the life of Centrica is like.

Interview Advice:

Ensure your answers can be quantified. If you reduced cost, how much cost etc.

Customer Retentions Manager, BGBCS at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be Honest, Read Job Descriptions - Not every job is for everyone.

Interview Advice:

Be Honest, Don't be Shy, Know the Role

Change Manager, Operations at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Take time and read your application once finished- Grammar is very important.
Try to write as much as you can.
Study the leadership behaviours in great detail.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method when answering questions.
Show why you fit Centricas mould.
Use real life examples.

SAP PMCS Analyst, Smart Metering at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Be confident and be proud of what you already achieved. Never be scared to stretch your own limits and appreciate opportunities for change.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and prepare. Do Your Best- Prove You Are Best!

IS Graduate, Governance at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Show a real passion for the industry - it's such a big well known company you need to know what's going on, what's happening in the future but also obviously what BG's doing. There are so many parts of the business you need to know what's going on where - just knowing the difference between British Gas, Centrica and Direct Energy is simply not enough.

Interview Advice:

Classic competency questions - when gone further for a customer etc

Marketing Graduate, British Gas New Energy at Centrica
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Application Advice:

Gain a good understanding of the company and its values, especially around the media attention that the energy industry has received recently.

Understand the key Centrica leadership behaviours and think of examples where you have demonstrated each of these.

Interview Advice:

Understand the key Centrica leadership behaviours and think of examples where you have demonstrated each of these.

Make sure to focus on your own contribution within any teams you may have previously worked in.

Customer Experience Manager, Smart Metering at Centrica
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Best:

Customer focused.

Worst:

Company morale can be pretty low owing to the lack of managements clarity in leadership.

Centrica
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Best:

So many different roles
Size
Great team spirit
Good work/ life balance

Worst:

Can be slow to get things approved
Scale of the company

Commercial Marketing Graduate, Commercial Marketing at Centrica
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Best:

Culture. Vision.

Worst:

Instability of going through reorgs

Smart Commercial Forecasting Analyst, Sales at Centrica
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Best:

The great people and the diverse areas of work that one can be involved in.

Worst:

N/A

Group Functions Financial Analyst, Finance at Centrica
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Best:

The opportunities Centrica gives you - they value graduates immensely!

Worst:

Working for a huge organisation can be confusing/daunting and there is often little time to think about the bigger picture when trying to complete day-to-day activities. You need to allow time to understand the scale and structure of the organisation to help understand where you can progress.

Business Design Analyst, Field Operations at Centrica
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Best:

Free fruit! Breakfast is taken care of. :)
Great opportunity to connect with senior leadership.
Graduates are deeply valued and so most (if not all) are willing to make time to explain their roles and provide guidance.
Freedom to innovate - have an idea? Centrica Innovations will help so you can develop a new product - perhaps the next Hive? The opportunity is there.
Future focused - environmentally conscious and forward thinking.

Worst:

Large company - red-tape, politics.
OFGEM - not really a Centrica thing but some haziness as it relates to the market and what can and cannot be done.
Old and new - with great retention, there are a few who are stuck in the past and are a bit harder to get to buy into.
Risk adverse - being a market leader sometimes there can be resistance to new ways of doing things if there is any risk.

Graduate Marketing Specialist, Marketing at Centrica
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Best:

The people. Amazing culture wherever you go in the office. The benefits package and the competitive salary is a bonus with the opportunity for you to shape your career how you want to.

Worst:

The size of the business can mean that they do not react as quickly as one would hope. Sometimes there is a lot of red tape to push forward a simple change.

Commercial & Forecasting Analyst, Connected Home at Centrica
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Best:

There are a wide variety of roles to get involved with and a lot of scope for personal development.

Graduate Analyst, at Centrica
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Best:

The value it places in graduates and the opportunities it gives them.

Worst:

Lack of recent commercial performance can be demotivating as an employee.

Analyst, Energy Marketing and Trading at Centrica
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Best:

It's a large company with lots of opportunity

Worst:

The most recent financial results

Graduate, Business Leadership at Centrica
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Best:

Great benefits and support.

Worst:

Massive company so things move quite slow. Communication from middle management is poor.

E.C&I Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Centrica
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Best:

People
Quality of work
Progression opportunities

Worst:

Lack of transparency
Lack of say in next role

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Centrica
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Best:

Supportive and inclusive environment.

Worst:

Like with any big company, bureaucracy and long-winded processes when anything goes wrong (IT issues, pay issues etc.).

Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketing at Centrica
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Best:

Big name, clear progression opportunities

Worst:

Uncertainty with future business setup and available jobs

HSES Graduate Program, Smart Metering HSES at Centrica
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Best:

FTSE 100 company.
Branching out into other avenues (Hive, Local Heroes) so different areas of business are completely different.
Identifiable name for CV.

Worst:

Falling share price.
Not the 'greenest' of companies.

Business Leadership, at Centrica
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Best:

Flexible working - in terms of hours and location ie I can work in the London office or from home when it suits

Worst:

Inefficiencies due to size of company
Has a negative reputation for many people

Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate, Procurement at Centrica
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Best:

FTSE 100 company with various business units that you can get involved in

Worst:

The scale of the company can mean it is slow to get things done which can be frustrating

Financial Accountant, Financial Control at Centrica
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Best:

Theres's a wide range of businesses in multiple locations, great opportunity to travel and develop.

Worst:

The changing nature of the business is a good and bad thing - the changes can be exiting and create new opportunities and business units however, you end up being torn when it comes to deciding on your next placement (some options you may feel are only available in the mediate future).

HSES Graduate, Health Safety Environment and Security at Centrica
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Best:

Recognisable brands, great benefits package.

Worst:

Red tape.

L&D Consultant, HR at Centrica
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Best:

Company culture

Centrica
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Best:

International and so provides a plethora of future opportunities and development chances

Worst:

Very flat structure so promotion is difficult

Customer Insight Graduate, Insight at Centrica
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Best:

Great culture for work-life balance is encouraged.

Worst:

Not good clear communication across the board.

Customer Insight Graduate, Data, Insight & Customer Value Management at Centrica
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Best:

The people
The opportunities to stretch and develop

Worst:

Detailed process and sign off process
Can be inflexible when trying to try something new

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Centrica
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Best:

Travel and international placement opportunities
Very varied work
development of technical skills related to underlying commodity and IT skills to model and evaluate any kind of phenomenon or contract.
great office culture

Worst:

agility and responsiveness

Energy Marketing & Trading Analyst, Energy Marketing and Trading at Centrica
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Best:

Large company, very attractive on your CV to have experience with

Worst:

Negative media connotations means that it does not have the best image

Graduate Analyst, at Centrica
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Best:

Very focussed on your development - the entire graduate scheme is aimed at building you as much as possible.

Worst:

There is sometimes a perception that the smaller locations (ie not the big offices) are forgotten at times. They do not always receive the same attention that other areas of the business do.

Graduate Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Centrica
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Best:

Massive respectd company which is trying to radically change itself.

Worst:

It has a legacy of inertia andthere are elements which are highly resistent to change, sometimes people place too much priority one xisting practices which have become out of date and need challenging.

Continuous Improvement Manager, CHI at Centrica
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Best:

- Working culture
- Responsibility
- Support given on graduate scheme
- Exciting time to join the company as it's moving at a fast pace

Worst:

- Lacking resource after reorganisation
- Lack of transparency between teams

Graduate, at Centrica
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Best:

Reorganisation. Driving change and encouraging positive disruption

Worst:

There is a disconnect between the middle management and front line. The senior management seem more in tune.

Customer Operations Graduate, Customer Operations at Centrica
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Best:

opportunities to gain experience in many different fields on the grad programme over the 2 years. you cna really tailor your journey to your own career interest and aspirations.

Worst:

analysts perhaps slightly undervalued.

Analyst, at Centrica
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Best:

The size of the company. This provides such a wide variety of opportunities for experience and job progression

Worst:

The size of the company is also one of the wost aspects of it. Because Centrica is so large I think it's a challenge to embed an culture and work environment universely across the whole business.

Customer Operations Graduate, Business Support Analyst, Customer Operations at Centrica
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Best:

Very big and well-respected company with lots of different business units across different parts of the industry and different countries = lots of opportunity! Very good benefits and a very supportive company, they take good care of you.

Worst:

Too big - it is sometimes slow moving, it is difficult to find the right people to get things done. The reputation in the media is challenging.

Commercial Manager, Business Services at Centrica
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Best:

Benefits package is good (gym, share scheme, pension etc)
Office environment is a great place to work

Worst:

Slow to make decisions due to size and culture

Data Planner, Customer Insight and Data at Centrica
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Best:

There's the opportunity to work across various different brands.

Worst:

It can be a bit too corporate at times.

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Centrica
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Best:

Provide great beneifts with outstanding flexibility.
Attract intelligent ambitious people

Worst:

Company restructure.

Service Graduate Manager, IS Operations at Centrica
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Best:

The investment in training and career development

Worst:

The size and de-centralised nature = a lot of phone/email conversations and reduced face to face interaction

Assistant Marketing Manager, Smart Metering at Centrica
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Best:

The inclusive culture and focus on personal & career development

Assistant Marketing Manager – Energy Acquistions, Marketing at Centrica
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Best:

constant change and challenge

Worst:

size means that sometimes you dont see the whole picture clearly.

Customer Operations Graduate, Residential Energy at Centrica
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Best:

It is very concerned with the health, safety and welfare of its employees.

Worst:

It is a large company and so you can feel like you don't really know your place in th company

Big Data Platform Administrator, Information Systems at Centrica
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Best:

Money
Work life balance is good

Worst:

Not in London

Data scientist, Data Science at Centrica
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Best:

The people

IS Graduate, Programmes and Engagement at Centrica
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Best:

Nice place to work (good atmosphere, friendly)
The work that you do is important and affects a lot of people throughout the country

Worst:

Things can be quite slow to change

Optimisation Analyst, Field Operations at Centrica
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Best:

The employees

Worst:

Certain areas aren't agile.

Customer Operations Graduate, Customer Operations at Centrica
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Best:

There's a very positive people-oriented culture. I feel like a valued member of the company. I feel like my company wants me to succeed and do well, for my own sake as much as the business needs.

I also feel like my work has genuine value and worth.

Worst:

The work environment can sometimes feel a bit corporate / dated, but that's due to the office buildings!

Sometimes (rarely) there can be internal politics but I imagine that's true of anywhere.

Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketing at Centrica
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Best:

Variety, progression opportunities, good culture and friendly people, good work-life balance

Worst:

Company can feel big and disjointed

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Centrica
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Best:

Diversity, Progress, Support.

Worst:

Negative press that comes with being a Oil and Gas company, as this is the common theme for others in the same sector. However you will see the initatives run to ensure customers are our priority and to be day-to-day enviornmentaly friendly.

HR Advisor, HR – Customer Operations at Centrica
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Best:

Commitment to development.
Pushed outside your comfort zone.
Honest and flexible working environment.
Masses of opportunity to change direction.

Worst:

Media perception of the company being non representative of the full picture.

Customer Operations Graduate, at Centrica
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Best:

Benefits

Grad, EM&T at Centrica
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Best:

Benefits and career opportunities

Worst:

Bureaucracy/process

Graduate, Marketing at Centrica
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Best:

The people.

Worst:

The size of the company, and its history means that some processes are extremely old and outdated and can take a long time to change.

Centrica
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Best:

The opportunities to progress and develop

Worst:

The processes that need to be followed and which can slow down progress

Assistant Commercial Manager, Centrica Grad Scheme at Centrica
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Best:

Safety is our number one priority (employees, customers, processes)
Graduate team/support system
Training and development opportunities

Centrica
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Best:

Opportunities to learn about differen areas of finance as well as exposure to the energy market

Worst:

Location of offices and small number of graduates on the Finance scheme can limit interaction at times

Financial Analyst, Corporate Control at Centrica
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Best:

Good employee benefit

Worst:

The building is cold

Centrica
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Best:

World renowned company with global opportunities.

Worst:

Inefficient internal processes involving too many people.

Analyst, at Centrica
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Best:

The company is well known, has a good reputation and have many benefits for employess. There is a great culture of work/life balance.

Worst:

We are a major competitor in the energy and service market, everything and anything we do is reported in the media, and the correct facts are not necessarily always portrayed.

Customer Value Management Analyst, Customer Data and Insight at Centrica
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Best:

Company culture

Worst:

It has a bad reputation!

Finance Graduate, Finance at Centrica
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