FAQs


Do you sponsor non-EEU applications?

Graduates 
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorship for our graduate scheme. If you are applying, you must be able to demonstrate your right to live and work in the UK on a full time basis.

Undergraduates
If you are an undergraduate studying at a university that has a Tier 4 licence, you are welcome to apply for one of our 48-week undergraduate placements.

The UK Border Agency can offer further advice about working in the UK as a non-EEA national.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/


Do you accept applications from people with disabilities?

Absolutely. We are an equal opportunities and clear two ticks accredited employer.  
Our recruitment process has been designed to ensure that all candidates are treated fairly and reasonable adjustments can be made at each stage of the process. 
If you require any assistance during the online application stage, please call us on 02476 190 370 or email us at newcareer@eon-uk.com and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your needs.

How do I apply?

Simply go to our apply page and find the role that you want to apply for.


What will the online application involve?

When you first apply, you will be asked to answer a number of questions, upload your current CV and complete a questionnaire (where you’ll be asked to judge various situations).  If you are successful at this stage, we’ll invite you to complete some online ability tests.


Can I defer my offer?

Unfortunately, we don't allow deferred entries on the graduate scheme.  If you are successful in the recruitment process, we expect you to start your placement in September 2015. 

If you wish to start in the following September, please check our website again during the following year.


Can I apply to more than one role or more than once per year?

We want you to apply just for the role you think is most suitable for you.  It is not possible to apply for more than one role within one year, but you can apply again the following year - either for the same or a different role.


What training and development will I be given?

Our dedicated talent boards and Scheme Leaders will source the very best opportunities for you. You’ll have on-the-job training, structured performance management, and formal training activities.  We call it a ‘blended learning’ approach. 

Your time here will be balanced and structured, with area specific development, supported by the business and with a focus on developing our unique leadership competencies.

Your skills will be honed throughout your placements, and you will get plenty of broad business experience.  A structured support network will help you every step of the way.  

Your Line Manager will help you on a daily basis to make sure that you have what you need to perform in your role, and will undertake regular performance reviews with you.  

Your Scheme Leader, Mentor and Buddies will provide ongoing support and will provide advice on rotational placements.  Your Scheme Leader will also help guide you through the scheme and help you to find your first substantive role.

You’ll develop self-awareness and be encouraged to drive your own development. 
We believe professional qualifications are vital, so you'll have the chance to study for professional qualifications relevant to your scheme.


What sort of benefits are there?

We offer subsidised gym membership, healthcare packages, high street discounts and much more.


What happens at the end of the scheme?

We guarantee you a role on your completion of our graduate scheme.  During your different placements, you'll help us to identify the best future for you here.


Where will I be based?

It all depends on your scheme. 

You'll get experience in a number of different teams that may be based anywhere in the UK.  The majority of the placements for non Engineering roles are based in the Midlands area (Nottingham or Coventry).  
Engineering graduates are based across the country, with Exploration and Production graduates spending most of their time in London.  
Most of our schemes also have an international placement, so for the duration of the scheme and beyond, you're expected to be internationally mobile. 

If you complete an international placement, our internal Mobility team will support you. They'll put you in touch with reputable housing agents that we’ve used before.  We can also help with your transition when moving abroad - things like language lessons, advice on tax implications and setting up bank accounts.  We'll let you know which other of our graduates are working in that region, so you can meet up while you're out there.


Can I expect any support when I change locations?

You are paid an initial starting bonus of £1,500, which should be used for any relocation costs that you may incur throughout your time on the scheme. No further financial support is offered.  

During placements, you’ll get sufficient notice so that you can make any necessary arrangements.  While we can’t provide advice regarding accommodation at specific locations, the current and ex-graduate network is very supportive and can offer advice when you change locations.


Is there an application deadline?

Yes, our graduate schemes are open until the end of January 2015 and our undergraduate placements are open until the end of February 2015. However don't delay in applying as we will close schemes early as they get filled.

If you are successful in the initial application stage, there may be a short wait before you’re invited to the first stage interview.  While we endeavour to process applications as fast as we can, some of our interviews may not take place until January and some of our assessment centres will run until the end of March.  Please be patient with us, we’ll keep you up to date as much as we possibly can.

 

When would I start?

Our graduate scheme starts every year in early September.  Before you begin your first placement you'll get the opportunity to attend a 1-2 week induction based in the Midlands with the whole graduate intake.  This is a great opportunity to get to know everybody, and find out more about the support and development you'll get on the scheme.


What level of support will I receive?

A buddy will be assigned to you once you have started. A buddy is one of our current graduates. They will be on hand to give you advice based upon on their own experiences. Buddies can help you settle into your location or your first placement, enabling you to make a smooth transition.

Your Placement Manager will be your first point of contact during each placement.  They will meet up with you on your Welcome Day before you join to talk about your area of the business and discuss your role with you in more detail.


What input do I have on my placements?

The Graduate Talent Boards have overall responsibility for the deployment of graduates.  The roles will be dependent on three main criteria; business need, personal aspirations and developmental need. 

We’ll ensure the opportunities presented to you will enable you to get the experience needed to leave the graduate scheme as a professional in your specialist area. 

Flexibility is essential if you want to maximise your opportunities on our graduate scheme.


Do you offer summer placements or internships?

Yes, we offer summer placements in various parts of our business.

Can I change scheme once I’ve started?

Not normally – although we will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis.


What are the entry requirements?

The minimum degree classification we accept is a 2:1 or equivalent. For some roles, a Masters level qualification or equivalent is required.  
For more details on the requirements of each scheme, please visit the pages of the scheme you are interested in.


What is your strategy?

Our vision is to become our customers’ trusted energy partner, by helping them use their energy more efficiently and achieving market-leading customer satisfaction.  It’s also about delivering a much more efficient, effective and agile business and in turn growing sustainable earnings, with increasing share of profit from our non-residential businesses.  In order to achieve all of this, we need talented individuals who have the drive and passion to make a difference.  People like you.


Why do you recruit graduates?

We see graduates as our future leaders. By recruiting them, we are building a pipeline of future talent. These will be the people who lead E.ON in the future, both at home and across the globe.