1. Will International Power plc sponsor me or apply for a work permit on my behalf?
International Power welcomes applications from people of all nationalities and backgrounds, however, we are unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.
For this role we would not be able to offer to sponsor a visa or work permit as it does not meet the sponsorship criteria set by the UK Border Agency under the Points Based System. Therefore you must have the right to work in the UK without sponsorship to be considered. It is also important that you can demonstrate your right to work for the duration of the programme and on a longer term basis afterward.
The UK Border Agency can offer advice about working in the UK under the Points Based System.
2. Can I apply to more than 1 stream of graduate programme?
We would like you only to apply to the role you are most interested in and therefore we specify that applicants can only apply to one stream of programme in the current year.
3. I have previously applied to International Power plc but was unsuccessful, can I apply again?
Yes, you may apply again if you have previously applied to the company.
4. When does the programme start?
Our graduate programme commences on 3 September 2012.
5. What is the closing date for applications?
The closing date for all applications is 5 February 2012.
6. What happens at the end of the two year programme?
If you successfully complete the two year programme we will work with you to identify the best position for you to move into at the end of the programme, based on business requirements at the time and your interests and aspirations.
7. Do you support graduates on the programme who would like to study for professional qualifications?
The Corporate Operations and UK-Europe Operations & Engineering graduates are supported towards chartership with a relevant institution.
In the other programmes, there is no one professional qualification; however we encourage all graduates to study for external qualifications or accreditation where relevant and this will be discussed with you during the course of your programme.
8. Where will I be based?
This is dependent on the scheme that you join, however, we do ask for all graduates to be flexible with regards to location.
The Commercial and Strategy schemes are based in the London office and the Commercial stream may involve a 6 month placement in our Leeds office.
The Corporate Operations programme rotates through various UK power stations and the Corporate London office
The UK-Europe Operations & Engineering programme rotates through various UK-Europe based power stations.
9. What benefits would I receive?
As well as a competitive starting salary, we offer a range of company benefits to employees. These include a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave per year, life insurance and income protection, single person private health cover, an employee assistance plan, a contribution towards gym membership and a loan to help with a season travel ticket.
We also operate an annual company bonus scheme.
10. Will I get feedback on how well I’ve performed?
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only provide feedback on an individual basis if you’re invited to an assessment centre.
11. Do I need to have a UK driving licence?
This is not an essential requirement for all the graduate schemes. However, the UK-Europe Operations & Engineering scheme and the Corporate Operations schemes both involve placements based at our power stations. These are often in remote locations without public transport links and it is essential that any applicant can arrange their own travel from their accommodation to the power stations.