We supply power and gas to around five million customers and counting in the UK alone, providing both homeowners and business with technical innovation and a service they can trust.
Whilst managing our traditional energy portfolio, we’re also looking at new and better ways to generate energy. Since 2011, we have invested an impressive €3bn into renewables like wind, biomass and marine, plus climate protection measures. We’re using new technologies to help reduce the environmental impact of fossil fuels, and we’re also finding lots of clever ways to help customers use less energy and keep their bills down.
Ten different graduate schemes
We offer ten schemes in all, lasting from 18 to 24 months. They cover a wide range of business areas, from Engineering and Finance to HR and IT & Business Change. Whichever scheme you’re on, you’ll get a view of the overall business – both in the UK and abroad, and an inside look at the people, processes and technology that are transforming energy today. Equally important, you’ll also gain a valuable professional qualification along the way — such as chartered status (engineers), CIPD (HR) or CIMA (finance).
Two types of undergraduate placements
We also offer two types of undergraduate schemes: one for Engineering and another for Commercial. Lasting 48 weeks, they’ll give you an inside look at how we’re changing the industry each and every day. So whether you’re supporting our research and development activities, or helping to define our IT or Finance strategy, you’ll gain experience that will shape your future – and make a big difference to us, too.
- Name: Claire Tait
- Role: Customer Operations Leadership
- University: University of Stathclyde
- Degree: Politics
I chose this scheme because I was attracted to its scope. I felt the range of opportunities could help me discover what kind of career would really suit me. So far, the best placement I’ve had has been in sales. I got to work with senior stakeholders and was given serious responsibility. At one point, I was managing a team of 13 people – so I really had to hit the ground running.
I genuinely love coming to work each morning. The work can be challenging sometimes, but it makes it all the more rewarding. At the moment I’m on the people management placement, and later this year I’m going to study parts of the Applied Business Management MA at Warwick. It’s quite a privilege because this is one of the best business schools in the UK.
Training & Profiles
Depending on your scheme, you can expect to gain valuable qualifications such as PRINCE2, chartered status (engineers), CIPD (HR), or CIMA (finance)
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