Britain's Most Admired Companies: Utilities Careers Guide 2011

Fancy a career at Centrica? Here's what it's like to work at one of the nation's best-known brands.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Company name: Centrica

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Address: Milstream, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5GD, UK

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Number of employees: 34,000

Company summary: Centrica is a leading, integrated FTSE 25 energy company with growing businesses in the UK, North America and internationally. We source, generate, process, trade and store energy to enable us to supply gas and electricity to millions of homes and businesses. We offer a distinctive range of home energy solutions and low-carbon products and services.

Company culture: We aim to foster a skilled, productive and diverse workforce by supporting skills development, promoting diversity and equal opportunities and providing regular opportunities for engagement.

Diversity, social responsibility: By creating an environment in which employees of all ages, ethnic minorities and backgrounds can flourish, we can better reflect the diverse customers and communities we serve. Our aim is to make a positive contribution through the way we operate and by investing in, and engaging with our communities.

Environment and sustainability: At Centrica, our corporate responsibility ambition is to be the most trusted energy company leading the move to a low-carbon future. We are committed to understanding, managing and reducing the environmental and ecological impacts of our activities through innovative, technological and cultural change.

Innovation: Through growing our smart meter and microgeneration capabilities, which enable households and businesses to manage their energy use more efficiently, to developing new ways of unlocking gas and oil reserves in ever more challenging areas of the North Sea, we are investing to secure affordable and low-carbon energy for our customers.

Opportunities: We want to attract, recruit and retain the best people. Maximising our people's capabilities will deliver against our business strategy, provide the best service to our customers and deliver value for our stakeholders. We have award-winning graduate and summer placement programmes, and over the past five years we have invested over £12m in these schemes in salaries alone.

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