Helping young people build the confidence and skills to succeed.


“As a diverse international energy and services company, we make an important contribution to the labour market. The population of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) remains stubbornly high and we recognise we have a role to play in engaging this part of the labour market. Our success as a business is based on identifying and retaining talent. Leveraging our training expertise to support a more inclusive labour market will provide us with access to a greater pool of talent, while tackling a challenging part of that market.”

Iain Conn, Chief Executive Centrica

Sector Energy & Services
UK Workforce 30,000
Placement Model In-house | Sector-based work academy
Funding Source Employer-funded | Government-funded


Centrica is a founding partner of the Movement to Work scheme working alongside many other UK businesses to tackle youth unemployment. Centrica aims to create vocational training and work experience placements for unemployed young people, particularly those who have been out of work, education or training for some time, and link training placements to real jobs, including apprenticeships.

Centrica has found that many young people who join their Movement to Work programme have great potential, however, they lack the self-esteem to apply. “Get into Customer Service”, a 2-week programme with Centrica’s customer service and engineer teams, is designed to build confidence and help prepare young people for work. Centrica is proud to be involved as it is the right thing to do and doing the right thing is core to their business.


Centrica Case Studies

Huzaifa Abowath, Leicester

“Without doubt completing the Movement to Work programme and working as an apprentice with British Gas is the best thing that I’ve done.”

“The programme really worked for me and I’m more confident now. I hope more young people in tough situations like mine will consider applying for opportunities like this.”

“Through this programme, I’ve made my family proud.”

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