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We're looking for bright, logically minded people to help keep us at the forefront of the energy business – and we offer plenty in return.

What we're looking for

Apprentices don't need any experience within Information Systems (IS) or in business. What we're looking for is passion for IS and technology and the determination to succeed. The apprenticeship will suit people who are proactive and keen to learn and develop and get involved with all aspects of the programme. You'll be working in a dynamic and rapid environment where requirements change regularly so being high-energy and flexible in your working approach will be a major asset. Enthusiasm will go a long way too.

Apart from energy and enthusiasm, we're looking for:

  • A minimum of 2 A Levels A - E or equivalent or a Level 3 IT Apprenticeship.
  • An IT qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft packages including: Outlook; PowerPoint; Excel
  • Availability to join the IS Apprenticeship Programme in September

You will need to live within commutable distance of Staines

What we offer you


This programme incorporates a blended approach to study which means that you will complete formal training and engage in self-managed learning, whilst gaining experience on the job from industry experts.

The DofE is made up of five sections: Volunteering; Physical; Business Skills; Expedition and Residential. It will help you to develop self-confidence and self-reliance; gain a sense of achievement and responsibility; discover new skills, interests and talents and improve teamwork and other interpersonal skills


The qualifications you'll gain during the programme include:

  • An Advanced Apprenticeship, which includes:
    • Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
    • Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award or the British Gas Award (for those over 25)
  • Well-regarded technical qualifications/certification associated with your particular stream (e.g. APM foundation, ISTQB)

Rewards and benefits

As an apprentice and Centrica employee, you will receive a rewarding benefits package which includes:

  • A starting salary of £13,000 rising to £18,000 subject to meeting targets
  • A discretionary bonus of up to 5% every 6 months dependent upon performance
  • 23 days paid holiday
  • Comprehensive pension & share save schemes
  • Great career prospects.

Other benefits include:

  • Discounts on Centrica products and services
  • Membership of Perkz, a website which provides discounts for Centrica employees on a wide range of items, from gym subscriptions to airport parking

Support network

During your time on the programme you'll be able to call on a great network of support around you. You'll be assigned a buddy to ensure you get settled in right away. You'll have a line manager to provide you with day-to-day tasks and support and you'll even have an HR talent manager to assist you with your performance and development planning. Of course, you'll have your apprentice colleagues to enjoy learning with.