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Centrica - General Management Programme

Industry Energy
Functional area
  • General Management
  • Operations
Duration 3 years
Region Europe
Location United Kingdom
Language requirements English (Fluent)
Salary GBP 24000
  • 23 vacation days
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Life insurance
  • Signing-on bonus
Mentorship program No
Preferred study background No preference - all degree disciplines
Recruitment process
  • Online application
  • Assessment center
Contact person
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Required skills

Leadership 7
Team working 7
Problem solving 7
Communication 7
Creativity 7
Commercial Awareness 7
Pressure Resistance 7
Flexibility 7
Networking 4


You will join a community of professionals and be part of a team that’s tackling some of the biggest challenges in the industry.

Energy is at the forefront of our everyday lives and Centrica is involved at every stage in the energy chain. Our organisation is constantly changing so you’ll need resilience and a flexible attitude to succeed.

Throughout our two-year programme, we will expect nothing but the best from you. You’ll work hard to build industry knowledge and gain a comprehensive grounding in business management, with multiple experiences across a range of businesses.

Examples of placements

  1. Year 1 - Core skills

    You'll start in a frontline customer-facing role in one of our contact centres. You’ll take on the role of customer service agent for about 2-3 months, developing customer focus by understanding the importance of delivering excellent service.

    With frontline experience under your belt you‘ll remain in the same area of business to develop your team and project management skills across a range of different functions. You'll be working on real, business critical projects which span the operational and commercial aspects of our business.

    You'll aim to cover these core management skills in your first year:

    Customer focus,Self-management,Planning and organisation,Effective communication,Motivation,Problem-solving,Decision-making,Relationship management,People management,Influencing skills

  2. Year 2 - Leadership

    At the start of your second year, you will be given the option of a mentor from the senior management team as well as a general management programme manager. The programme manager will be assigned to your business area and will support your learning and development on the programme.

    Adapting to change is fundamental to doing well in your second year.  You’ll have developed, to a high level, a transferable set of skills and be ready to take on a greater set of challenges in a completely different area of the business.

    Leadership and business management play a significant part of the programme. You will have two six-month placements in two different business units. You may also be considered for an international placement. If this is the path you choose to take, you will be expected to go through an interview process to assess your performance and suitability.

    From your experience, you will begin to understand where your strengths and weaknesses lie and start to apply the skills you’ve developed across various high-level projects, continuing to enhance your commercial and business awareness.


Who we're looking for?

We are looking for self driven, high-calibre individuals, able to grasp complex commercial issues. In return we promise to provide the support, guidance and opportunities that are the key to creating the next generation of business leaders.

For General Management, Finance and Information Systems a minimum 2:2 degree classification is required in any subject. For Engineering a 2:2 is required in a related discipline and for Geoscience a 2:2 in a related discipline and an MSc is required.

Our assessment process is designed to identify candidates who can demonstrate strengths in the following competencies:

  • Focusing on solutions
  • Managing relationships
  • Managing self
  • Adapts to change
  • Organises and plans ahead
  • Learns and shares knowledge
  • Focuses on the customer
  • Delivers results