Centrica • United Kingdom

Software Development Year in Industry (Centrica Energy)

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Software Engineering Year in Industry Programme

Make Your Move to Centrica Energy

Discover your full potential, accelerate your development and be part of making an impact at one of Europe’s largest energy trading companies with a Student and Graduate analyst position

Centrica Energy is the trading arm of Centrica. We trade power, gas, LNG, and energy attributes and connect producers, suppliers and off takers in the wholesale energy markets - and we provide our clients with the best route-to-market services available to the market today with physical and financial settlement approaches. In short we call ourselves Energy Movers By Nature.

We’re a total of 850+ colleagues from over 50 different nations, located in 8 different offices around the world. At our London office, where this programme is allocated, you’ll be joining our international office with over 200 dedicated energy specialists.

Working within a vibrant business environment, you’ll be involved in shaping the future of energy with some of the world’s leading energy investors and businesses that are looking to re-shape the energy industry and bridge the future to a carbon-neutral economy.

Our employees are our greatest asset, and our graduate analysts form a strong foundation to nourish this. Immersed in the world of energy trading and international asset management, you’ll gain valuable insights into finance, trading, asset management and business development within power, natural gas and energy commodities.

We are looking for talented Technology Students to join our growing commodity trading business. By nature, you are curious, top of your class and looking for steep learning opportunities, if so then we are keen to hear from you!

A year to be proud of

You have done some fantastic learning to date; we want to support your journey by adding in some real-world experience. Our inaugural 12 months Software Development Industry Programme aims to compliment your studies and accelerate your development - hopefully setting you up for your career in Technology!

The finance teams are pivotal to the success of Centrica and through the programme you can discover what life is like for our software professionals.

Here’s what you will be doing

Your placement will be within our Technology teams, working at the heart of the function you will discover what it means to be a Software Engineer – creating solutions to real business issues and exploring new opportunities to unlock the value in our data.

Opportunities may include

  • Core application development to build functionality into our customer and billing systems
  • Cloud platform/network engineering to build flexible and scalable solution environments
  • Data engineering to transform data at scale to support operations and analytics purposes
  • Data science including the use of machine learning to provide intelligence capabilities
  • Information/cyber security technology to ensure our environments are safe and secure
  • We want you to experience as much as possible and be able to soak up and learn about the wonderful world of tech and life at Centrica. Throughout the programme, you will be provided with an unparalleled level of support with access to buddies, mentors, and experienced line managers, as well as having a ready-made network of graduates across the business to tap into.

We have a few must-haves

We’re looking for passionate individuals who are analytical, curious, and willing to learn. In addition, we would like you to demonstrate:

  • Passionate about a career in Technology
  • Predicted minimum 2:1 degree in a STEM subject
  • Willing to work and be based in our central London office
  • Studying Technology centric or related degree with the ability to undertake a 12-month placement from June 2024 to June 2024
  • Eager to learn new technologies and tools
  • A technical mindset, with experience in working in software development
  • Great initiative and problem-solving skills

Ready to Make Your Move and apply? If you are passionate about discovering your potential and changing how we create a more sustainable future, then we would love to hear from you. We will be continuously reviewing applications, early submission is strongly recommended.

Make Your Move today to change tomorrow. Apply now.

#LI-CET #MakeYourMove #MoreThanACareer

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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