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Controls and Instrumentation Engineering Summer Placement Programme


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Spend 9 weeks working on a real project with real responsibilities and give yourself a great head start in your career.

What you'll be doing

Centrica has a clear vision to be a leader in the decarbonised, decentralised energy system. The transition from fossil fuels to low carbon and renewable energy sources is one of the most pressing and complex challenges facing mankind, and Engineers are central to its success. 

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At Centrica, we need committed, enthusiastic Engineers to help us in our journey. Our award winning Summer Placement programme will give you the opportunity to work in a real life environment on meaningful projects, and it will give us a chance to see the real you. 

You will get first-hand experience in technical engineering, projects, and operations, developing technologies, testing units, improving current products, or designing control systems across a variety of energy technologies.

You will be working from day one as part of a team and we have high expectations of our summer placements. So, there will be plenty to get your teeth into and it will take a lot of hard work and initiative on your part. In return you’ll get to develop career-boosting skills and could earn yourself a place on our 2023 Graduate programme if you really stand out from the crowd.

What you'll need                                                                                                                   

  • We’re looking for penultimate-year MEng students or final-year BEng students who are planning on completing an MEng. You must be:
  • Expecting 1st or 2:1 Master’s degree in a suitable electronics/control and instrumentation (or closely related) engineering discipline, accredited by the relevant engineering institution
  • Right to work in the UK
  • A passionate and creative Engineer who can deliver solutions within tight timeframes and implement them safely and successfully
  • In possession of a full UK driving licence, as you may be required to travel to remote locations
  • Free to start your internship on 21st June 2022
  • Looking to start your Graduate career in 2023

Why Centrica?

Centrica is a leading energy, services, and solutions company. We keep millions of homes and businesses running and work hard to support the changing needs of our customers and help them transition to a lower carbon future. Join us on our Summer Placement programme and you can discover what it would be like to work at the heart of our business, helping to shape our strategy for the future.

  • You’ll receive a salary of £19000 per annum (pro rata)
  • You’ll receive multi-layered support from a wide range of senior IT leaders and fellow colleagues
  • You’ll join an organisation focused on Diversity & Inclusion

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Opportunity Overview

  • February 10th, 2022
  • £19,000 pro rata + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 9 weeks
  • Windsor, Berkshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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