The Centrica Summer Placement Programme
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After a hugely successful first year of the summer placement scheme, we have decided to increase the numbers for next year. The aim of our programme is to give students in their penultimate year of study a taster of what it is like to work for a dynamic energy business and an opportunity to get their "foot in the door".
Take the opportunity to decide if Centrica is right for you and see how our business works.
The summer placement scheme gives you a practice run of taking the step from university to the real world of work, giving you an opportunity to put into practice your academic learning. Placement students will have the opportunity to see our business first hand and deliver a valuable 10-week project (previously 12 weeks in 2006) to our business. Your placement will be based in one of our UK offices. There is an opportunity to travel for those that want to travel between locations.
In return for your energy, skills and enthusiasm we will give you an action packed experience with an opportunity to stretch and challenge yourself along the way. We will take time to give you some of the same learning and development that our acclaimed Graduate Programme offers. You will be performance-managed throughout your placement by your line manager with objectives being set in your first week to give a sense of clear direction. You will have the opportunity during your placement to show you meet the key competencies that are required for entry onto the Graduate Programme. We then meet with your placement line manager to review your performance and complete an end of placement review. All of this helps us to decide if you are the right fit for the Centrica Graduate Programme to join us the following year.
If successful you will be welcome to join us in the pre-joiners event. This will be your first opportunity to network with our existing graduates, your line manager and to also meet the members of the Centrica team. You will also begin new friendships with your fellow Summer Placement students.
You will be provided with accommodation close to your work placement along with the rest of your Summer Placement peers, making this a sociable and comfortable environment. What more could you want!
Home and Away
You willl get a chance to stay in the Royal Holloway halls of residence, one of the most prestigious universities in the country. You will be provided with accommodation in Self-Catered Flats of four, all bedding, towels and kitchen utensils are provided. Centrica pays for accommodation, but food is your responsibility. There is a launderette facility and a common room for residents.