E.ON is one of the UK's leading energy suppliers and the second largest electricity generator in the United Kingdom.
E.ON's schemes are so varied, it's hard to describe what's typical. Yet how E.ON is as a business is common for everyone.
E.ON hopes its actions speak even louder than words. For one, 41% of E.ON UK employees are female, as well as 40% of its graduate intake. It's not quite 50/50 yet - the team are still working on it. But in an industry that's been heavily male-dominated, that's saying something. Long-term fulfilment is just as important. E.ON wants every employee to feel valued, fairly treated, and confident that E.ON is right for them. This means giving people the freedom to be themselves, and reach their unique potential without barriers (real or perceived). E.ON provides mentors to support progress - and lend an ear if any issues crop up.
It's vital to create the right culture - one where everyone feels welcome. From the highest levels, championing diversity is a top priority. All HR staff and management attend regular diversity awareness workshops, so its leaders can act as role models.
Importantly, E.ON has networking and support groups that are as diverse as the groups they cater for - from the LGBT Network, to the Dyslexia Community Group, to religious (or non-religious) groups, the Carers Network and many more. E.ON has also set up a Diversity Leadership Group, made up of key stakeholders in different business areas, to make sure the company is on track.
As well as being supported to achieve a recognised qualification for your profession, E.ON will also give you the opportunity to do a placement abroad on most of its schemes and give you the usual competitive salary, £1,500 welcome bonus, flexible benefits, free life assurance and a generous pension plan.
As you'd expect E.ON is looking for Engineers and have three graduate schemes for them yet it's also really keen to hear from people who want a varied career in leading commercial parts of the business. That could be in customer business as a leader of quite large teams on the Sales and Service scheme, or it could be working on how the company better use technology in its business on the IT & Business change scheme. Then again, you might fancy HR or a career in International Business Management. Whichever scheme, E.On is looking for a good balance of technical ability and leadership potential.
"The opportunities available at E.ON are vast. Look at my own journey here, and you'll see I'm living proof of that. I started here as a Maintenance Engineer. Now, three years on, I'm helping the company to formulate its technology policy across a number of European countries."Sanwar
"When I first started at E.ON three years ago, I had no idea where my career might lead. I had completed my Masters in Environmental Sustainability - and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this area. E.ON stood out for me because they were doing a lot of great work in environmental sustainability. I could also see that were major advantages to working for a company of this size. The training, travel, getting to represent the company at major conferences and events, flexible working hours, pension, professional development...the list goes on. Now that I've completed the scheme, I can honestly say it was worth it."Aoife
"For me, the two years were a period of exploration and discovery. I got to find out what I liked and didn't like - where my strengths were and where I could genuinely add value. Since the scheme, I've been working as a Complaints Transformation Manager. I'm responsible for changing the way our business handles complaints. It's a role that sees me delivers training sessions to our customer facing centre teams - so I guess you could say I've got the training bug."Marissa