There’s a place for everyone at Centrica
At Centrica we are committed to employing a diverse mix of people who reflect both the communities in which we operate and our customers. We believe this is key to understanding and satisfying the changing needs of our customers.
We promote an inclusive culture of sensitivity and respect for differences, where everyone can bring their whole selves to work and thrive. This is a key part of our commitment to care for our people and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential and flourish.
We know that leveraging the diverse talents of our people and creating an inclusive work environment is the right thing do and crucial to our long-term growth and success.
You can find out more about our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here or watch our video.
Supporting more women into STEM careers
Our industry traditionally lacks gender diversity and, like many other businesses with engineering and technology at their core, one of our key challenges is to inspire and support more women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers.
We are committed to changing the perception of STEM careers and inspiring the next generation of young girls and women to become the engineers or tech experts of the future. We are doing this by running competitions with Talent 2030 to develop STEM skills and supporting the Royal Academy of Engineering’s #ThisIsEngineering campaign to change the face of engineering. Through these initiatives we are showcasing female STEM role models from across our business to demonstrate how exciting and fulfilling a career in energy can be for women, as well as men.
Nicola Combe, Global Product Lead from our HIVE business is one of our female STEM role models:
“I’ve got a PHD in thermostats and usability, and that’s led me to a fantastic career. I’ve seen women leading teams, women leading projects and now I’m doing it myself. I hope this inspires other women in the team to do the same.”
You can watch Nicola’s video, or read her article on how to attract more young girls and women into STEM here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/getting-girls-stem-nicola-combe/