Graduate HR Programme
Find out what working here is really like- in the words of our current graduates. Sarah has been on four different placements during her time in HR. In this video she talks about her experience, or you can read the transcript below.
"My name's Sarah and I'm on the HR graduate programme. My team's based at Coventry and I also support two of the power stations that we have.
During my time on the graduate programme I've had four different roles so I've had two specialised HR roles covering reward and resourcing and I've also held two generalist roles.
I've really enjoyed my time working here. I've always got along with all of the team that I've worked with. Everyone that I've come across has been really welcoming and really friendly - especially when they find out you're a graduate people do anything that they can to help you and to support you. When I entered the scheme I was working with the same group of people and I know from what they've said that I've completely changed over the scheme and I've got a lot more confident, showing a lot more personal impact.
I chose the E.ON Graduate Programme due to when I finished university I was looking for a few different programmes and I had the chance to move away, which was brilliant but also I would have the opportunity to do four different placements across the scheme. I would definitely recommend the E.ON graduate scheme to a friend. It's given me a brilliant opportunity and exactly what I needed to do to start my career when I finished university.
I have had a mentor from when I very first started and they're still me mentor now. It's basically involved just picking up the phone every two to three months and having a conversation about where I've been, what I've been doing, where I'm at and what opportunities do I need to look for to best progress my career, where do my strengths and development areas lie? It's been really beneficial. E.ON has been really helpful in supporting my career. They've basically let me choose and guide where I wanted my placements to be based on what gaps to look at and that I've covered generalist and specialist in my time over the placements.
I think the worst bit has just been having to leave each placement when you're really getting in to it and you feel you've built relationships with your team. Having to move on is hard."