FAQ

Here are some useful answers that may help you with your recruitment process with us.

Can E.ON sponsor my Visa request for the right to work in the UK?

E.ON UK is part of the E.ON Group, the world's largest shareholder owned power and gas company and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We also welcome candidates with international experience and we are an 'A' rated sponsor for the Tier 2 Points Based System, which allows certain skilled workers from overseas to work in the UK.

Under UK law you will need to prove your right to work in the UK at the time of your appointment. Due to current restrictions on sponsorship rules in the UK, we may be able to offer a Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship, please contact us prior to your application. If were not able to help you will need to obtain your own permissions to work in the UK. The UK Border Agency can offer advice about working in the UK under the Points Based System.

 UK Border Agency website

Does E.ON recruit graduates and undergraduates? 

We have opportunities for graduates and undergraduates across a number of programmes. For further information just take a look at the graduates section of our website.

 E.ON Graduate Programmes

Is it possible to make adjustments to my recruitment process? For example, adjustments for dyslexia.

If you have any special requirements or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments, please let us know in advance so we can make sure we have made the best preparations for you. Simply contact us during the application process.



What is a CRB check and what does it involve?

The purpose of a Criminal Record Check is to provide a potential employer with details of relevant convictions that an applicant or employee may have that could potentially prohibit them undertaking a role that has been identified by the business as having an element of risk.

E.ON is committed to equal opportunities and do not discourage those with a Criminal record from applying for a role within E.ON. Some of our roles require a Criminal Record Bureau check - basic level checks show only unspent convictions and enhanced checks will show all criminal record information, but a conviction does not automatically mean that a potential employee will not be successful as we look at each individual situation on a case by case basis. Checks take between 2 and 6 weeks for completion dependant on the level.

What does the recruitment process look like?

Our recruitment process is designed to ensure that you are right for the role and that the role is right for you. So there are no trick questions and no attempts to catch you out. It's purely a chance for you to show us what you can do, while getting a better feel for what's involved. 

The specific recruitment process depends on the role you are applying for. It is made up of different parts.

For some roles you may need to complete an online test (for example a verbal reasoning test, a numerical test or a personality questionnaire). You'll either be sent an email from SHL, our testing provider, with a link to these, or you'll complete them at an interview. If you'd like to practise similar tests at home to help you prepare, you can try an example by clicking here.

Most of the roles require a competency based interview. During this interview, we'll ask you questions about your past experiences. We'll look to understand the situation you faced and how you dealt with it. We'll ask you to provide examples of where you've demonstrated certain behaviours against various competencies. Before your interview, it may be useful to prepare by thinking about difficult situations you've faced during your past work experience and how you dealt with these.

The final step of the selection process could be an assessment centre. This could involve an additional interview or a role play. For some roles, testing forms part of our assessment centres, where you might also be asked to take part in group exercises or prepare a presentation. Of course, we'll let you know well in advance if we're planning to run assessment centres or further exercises.

For more information click here for our guide to assessment.

Which benefits does E.ON offer?

We want you to be engaged, energised and passionate about what you do. That's why our benefits scheme has a flexible range of options, all designed to make your life less taxing and to support you both inside and outside of work.

Our benefits, such as excellent health cover, a minimum of 25 days' holiday, or a pension scheme with 2 for 1 contributions from E.ON are open to everyone. There are also a range of flexible options to choose from as part of our 'My Choice' scheme. By sacrificing a small amount of your salary examples of what you could take home include:

  • high street retail vouchers and cashback at over 1,500 brand name shops and supermarkets
  • tax free childcare vouchers
  • travel insurance
  • up to 5 days' extra holiday to buy or sell