Centrica - General Management Programme
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Our general management programme is our pipeline for future senior managers. Join the programme and you will gain a thorough understanding of the operational aspects of our businesses, then concentrate on developing specialist expertise. We believe that by giving our managers a comprehensive grounding in customer service, commercial and business issues, we enable them to make a much greater contribution either in general management careers or in our functional specialisms, such as marketing and human resources. Most of our placements are UK based but there may be the scope to be placed overseas, subject to continued exceptional performance.
The four 6-month placements: Placement 1 (6 months) You will be immersed in our customer service operation, learning why exceptional service is so important to business success. Developing your understanding of customers and customer service, this placement will require you to work on a project designed to improve our service methods and approach.
Placement 2 (6 months) Within 6 months you may also take on a people management role, and will lead a team of up to 20. People skills are vital to our success and we believe that throwing you in at the deep end is the best way for you to learn. This will be a demanding but very rewarding aspect of your training. We have established an excellent support network who will be on-hand to help throughout your placements.
Placement 3 (6 months) An opportunity to work in a commercial role in a completely different business. You will gain greater insights into the strategy, organisation and culture of our company as a whole and our diverse businesses. Commercial roles may include anything from marketing to human resources, procurement to communications, or operations to change management.
Placement 4 (6 months) This will give you experience inside another business within the group. You may move into a business function or focus on a specific activity such as understanding our competitive environment. Other roles may include forecasting, planning and strategy, operations or change management. Your placements will involve you moving to a location of your choice. There are also opportunities for you to work in our businesses in Europe, North America and India.