General FAQs

All of our current vacancies are posted on our careers site. Search for your ideal job here.

You can set up a job alert from our careers search page here. Once you’ve created or logged into your account and highlighted your areas of interest, you’ll receive an automatic email once we post a new vacancy that fits your criteria. Alternatively, keep checking back on our careers pages for our opportunities. 

This depends on the role, but we have offices across the UK including; Coventry, Nottingham, Bolton, Leicester, Kingswinford and London to name a few. Search here.

You can also search for opportunities worldwide here.

This can vary depending on the role but our Recruitment Team will let you know in advance. We’ll also send you a guide to help you prepare. Learn more about what to expect here

Ideally this should be a valid passport, otherwise your full birth certificate along with your most recent P45 or P60. We'll also need proof of address that is less than three months old such as a utility bill or bank statement. It's really important that you bring this with you as if you're successful we can't make any job offers until we've received it.

Don’t worry, our Recruitment Team will let you know specific details in advance of your assessment, and if you have any questions, please get in touch. 

Yes, where evidence of qualifications are an essential part of the role. Our Recruitment Team will notify you when this is required. 

Our office dress is business casual.

We offer subsidised gym membership, healthcare packages, high street discounts and much more. You can read more about what we offer our employees here.

Our purpose is to lead the energy transition: smart, sustainable, personalised. Offering every customer an energy solution that's right for them.

The UK’s energy system is out of date. It’s largely based on high emission fossil fuels and large power stations that are incredibly wasteful, increasing air pollution, impacting our health and the health of future generations.

The UK needs to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2050. Meaning every home and business needs to reduce their emissions by 3%, every year. Yet despite renewable energy growth, just 4% of total UK energy consumption comes from renewables.

A transformational response is required. A move towards more sustainable, healthier and greener energy needs a transition to electrification and an increased focus on energy efficiency. We’re leading the energy transition for our customers. Keeping it smart, sustainable, and personalised by offering each of them an energy solution that’s right for them.

In order to achieve all of this, we need talented individuals who have the drive and passion to make a difference. People like you.

We are really happy to hear your feedback on our careers site. Please email employerbranduk@eonenergy.com

Early Careers FAQs

Absolutely.

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 contact us and we'll be more than happy to discuss your needs.

Unfortunately, we don't allow deferred entries onto our early careers schemes. If you are successful in the recruitment process, we expect you to start your placement in the intended year.

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

Graduates and Apprentices: unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorship for our Graduate or Degree Apprenticeship schemes. If you are applying, you must be able to demonstrate your right to live and work in the UK on a full time basis.

Year in Industry/Summer Placement: if you are studying at a university with a tier 4 licence, you are welcome to apply for one of our 48-week Year in Industry placements, or one of our 10-week Summer placements.

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

If you are struggling to complete the online application form or need help with any stage of the process please contact us. We will be more than happy to discuss your needs and how we may be able to help.

We attend a number of careers fairs at local schools and universities, so keep an eye on our social media pages to see what we are up too. We often take current Graduates and Apprentices along to our events, along with somebody from the early careers team so we’ll be more than happy to help.

If you can’t get to use face to face, drop us a message:

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, you will be invited to undertake a series of mini-games that measure various skills.

Again if you are successful, you will be invited to submit a video interview.

Following the video interview, we will invite successful candidates to an assessment centre.

For most of our programmes, it means is that you must have completed the required academic qualification before the programme starts and if you haven’t, your application could be rejected. The application form will also ask for your highest level of qualification, this is the course you are currently studying for (eg if you are at university, it will be your degree).

Mitigating circumstances are any serious circumstances that are beyond your control that may adversely affected your academic performance.

These are situations (but not limited) to:

  • Death of a close family member before or on the day of an exam
  • Critical illness of a close family member
  • Serious/critical injury
  • Significant unexpected family disruption that caused extreme stress
  • Jury service
  • Maternity, paternity or adoptive leave

It’s really important that you upload any formal certifications or correspondence that you have which can serve as evidence in relation to your circumstances. We’ll need this when you submit an application with us. If you have any questions around mitigating circumstances, please contact earlycareers@eon-uk.com

For our Graduate schemes the minimum degree classification we accept is a 2:1 or equivalent. The requirements for each scheme is detailed on the scheme application page.

For our Undergraduates we would look for candidates who are on track to achieve at least a 2:1 degree.

For Degree Apprentices, the minimum criteria at A Level is ABB or DDM at BTEC. We also require GCSE Maths and English at a grade C (or equivalent). 

We require all applicants to meet the entry requirements in order to apply. We cannot use work experience as an alternative of the relevant qualification.

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

If you join us on an undergraduate placement we will work with you to identify the best route for you to return to E.ON following your degree completion.

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 are based in the Midlands area (Nottingham or Coventry).

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 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.

The closing date for all our programmes is the end of 2019.

We strongly advise you to apply well in advance of these dates to avoid disappointment. Our schemes attract great interest and we begin assessing candidates in our assessment centres before the closing date. This means we may have to close a scheme early if all the places are filled.

Our Career Inspiration Week programme opens throughout the year so keep checking back for updates.

Our Graduate schemes and Degree Apprenticeship programmes start every year in early September. Before you begin your first placement you'll get the opportunity to attend a one-week induction based in the Midlands with the whole 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.

Our Undergraduate roles will start in July, and kick of with an induction day with all the students starting at E.ON for that year or summer.

You’ll have lots of support. As well as your placement manager, a buddy will be assigned to you who is one of our current graduates, you’ll have a mentor who is a senior leader and you’ll already know the scheme leader from your welcome days prior to joining.

The talent boards have overall responsibility for the deployment of our early careers employees. The roles will be dependent on three main criteria; business needs, personal aspirations and developmental needs.

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

Flexibility is essential if you want to maximise your opportunities on our Graduate schemes.

Yes, we offer summer placements in various parts of our business. Keep visiting our search page for upcoming opportunities here.  

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

Our purpose is to lead the energy transition: smart, sustainable, personalised. Offering every customer an energy solution that's right for them.

The UK’s energy system is out of date. It’s largely based on high emission fossil fuels and large power stations that are incredibly wasteful, increasing air pollution, impacting our health and the health of future generations.

The UK needs to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2050. Meaning every home and business needs to reduce their emissions by 3%, every year. Yet despite renewable energy growth, just 4% of total UK energy consumption comes from renewables.

A transformational response is required. A move towards more sustainable, healthier and greener energy needs a transition to electrification and an increased focus on energy efficiency. We’re leading the energy transition for our customers. Keeping it smart, sustainable, and personalised by offering each of them an energy solution that’s right for them.

In order to achieve all of this, we need talented individuals who have the drive and passion to make a difference. People like you.

We see graduates, undergraduates and apprentices 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.

Our dedicated talent boards and scheme leads 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 your 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 lead, mentor and buddies will provide ongoing support and will provide advice on rotational placements. Your scheme lead 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 our graduates and degree apprentices will have the chance to study for professional qualifications.

Our office dress is business casual. At most of our offices Friday is dress down.

E.ON is a diverse and inclusive environment. You’ll find lots of groups and networks built around interests ranging from our diversity networks (such as BAME and LGBT+) to groups such as the E.ON choir, and five aside football teams. Regardless of your background or areas of interest, you'll find colleagues who share them.

Our Early Careers community also arrange lots of events such as volunteering days, social nights out and a charity hike on Mount Snowdon.