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Process Engineering Summer Internship Programme


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We’re building the workforce of the future – and your future starts with us!  We are delighted to be offering places on our 2023 Summer Internship Programme that will give you the opportunity to discover a unique insight into our business, seeing first-hand what it takes to drive changes and deliver for our customers and our people.

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The programme will take a lot of hard work and initiative on your part. In return you’ll get to develop career-boosting skills, and the possibility of a place on our 2024 Graduate programme if you do a good job.

Be a part of something bigger and join us in powering a sustainable future. Through our trusted brands, Centrica delivers innovative energy and service solutions to help solve customers’ needs. As the UK’s leading energy supplier, we put customers and colleagues at the heart of everything we do.

We are proud to be recognised as a disability-confident employer. Our customers come from a variety of different backgrounds, and so do we. We hire great people from all walks of life, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue championing inclusivity while investing in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world for everyone. 

Our people are the beating heart of our business We are incredibly proud of our commitment to being FlexFirst. we listened to our people and understood that they work best when they are comfortable and have a flexible working model that suits their individual needs.  

About the role

Join us, on our Summer Internship programme, and you can gain a unique insight into our business, seeing first-hand what it takes to drive changes and deliver for our customers and our people.

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. We need committed, enthusiastic Engineers to help us in our journey. Our award winning Summer Internship 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.

From day one you will be exposed to what it takes to be an Engineer in the evolving Energy Industry. With placements that can include Centrica Energy Assets, a brand new business unit looking to transform the UK’s energy landscape, or Centrica Storage Ltd, a traditional and long-standing gas production company that is looking to re-develop their operations to tackle the Energy Transition, you will get first-hand experience on what challenges face the UK’s goal of Net Zero by 2050.

As part of your Internship, you will receive knowledge and training on the fundamentals of being a Process Engineer. From developing simulations and optimising operations, to helping implement large-scale capital projects and ensuring best practice procedures are implemented across the company, you will be exposed to a wide range of technical problems that can face Engineers on a daily basis.

You will also get the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, using your Process Engineering knowledge to collaborate and deliver an engineering project that will have an impact on Centrica’s drive to Net Zero. Potential projects can include helping develop our Solar and Battery portfolio or even helping to redevelop the UK’s largest Natural Gas storage site into the world’s first of a kind Hydrogen storage site.

As part of the Internship you will receive a Graduate Buddy who will help guide you through your time at Centrica and assist you with your future pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer.


We’re looking for penultimate-year MEng students or final-year BEng students who are planning on completing an MEng. You must be:

  • Expecting a 1st or 2:1 Master’s degree in a suitable chemical/process (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 20 June 2023
  • Looking to start your Graduate career in 2024

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 £19,500 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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Job ID Number: R0033811
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Tomorrow
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Starting Salary: £19,500 + benefits
  • Master's and above (expected)
  • 20 June 2023 until 18 August 2023
  • Windsor (Berkshire)
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Disciplines Accepted...

  • Chemical
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Process

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