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Apprentices

Find out where you fit in

Amazing starting salary - Advanced Apprenticeships: £16,305 - Higher Apprenticeships and Engineering Apprenticeships: £23,500

On top of an excellent starting salary, our range of apprenticeships provide a brilliant platform for an exciting career - developing your skills through a mix of practical work and academic study.

Where you’ll find yourself in our business is down to your qualifications and your passion for a particular area, so take time to explore each programme to find out more. Whatever you’re interested in and whatever you’ve achieved in life so far, rest assured there’s a programme here to bring out the best in you.

Our apprenticeships aren’t just about training for a job. We see these programmes as an opportunity to develop a new generation of talent, passing on all the skills and knowledge needed to power the future of energy in the UK. By becoming a National Grid apprentice, you’re taking on a role with great responsibility - impacting the lives of everybody in the UK.

What you can do here

Advanced Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships

Engineering Apprentices

Benefits and Rewards

Advanced Apprenticeships

Join us at National Grid’s Nottingham training centre to earn a Level 3 qualification on a two and a half, three or four year development programme worth approximately £20,000, as well as receiving:

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • A London weighting allowance if you’re based at one of our locations in the capital
  • Sharesave options
  • £200 taxable contribution towards driving lessons


Higher Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn on our Higher Apprenticeship Programme where you’ll develop well-rounded skills through practical experience, gain a City & Guilds Level 4 qualification and get a foundation degree without any of the debt. Or, if you already have a degree, you can become a specialist in a vital, demanding and growing area, as well as receiving:

  • Permanent job opportunities at National Grid
  • Full-board accommodation
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • A London weighting allowance if you’re based at one of our locations in the capital
  • Sharesave options
  • Leisure facilities and events

 

Engineering Apprentices

Join our home-grown talent on our two or three year Engineering Training Programme to earn a foundation degree in Electrical Power Engineering and Gas Transmission Engineering in association with Aston University, and an HNC in Mechanical Engineering through West Yorkshire College. You can also look forward to:

  • A starting salary of £23,500 p.a
  • Company Car (requires full driving licence 3 months prior to commencing on the programme)
  • Permanent job opportunities at National Grid
  • Full-board accommodation
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • A London weighting allowance if you’re based at one of our locations in the capital
  • Sharesave options
  • Leisure facilities and events

To find out more about the additional benefits we offer, take a look at our working here section.

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