The future of energy starts with you

Excellent starting salary: £27,500 (Degree level) - £28,500 (Masters degree)

You don’t see many starting salaries as generous as ours. To us, it’s reflective of the impact our Graduates make on the performance of our business. With real responsibility from day one and the chance to produce outstanding, visible results that have the power to affect an entire nation, it’s only fair they’re rewarded accordingly.

Our graduate programme is an 18 month- long roller-coaster ride of learning which consists of three, six month placements (with the exception of the Finance Graduate programme which is three years long consisting of three, 12 month placements).

It’s the perfect start to your career that’ll see you develop your skills and experience through a variety of comprehensive training modules, from hands on technical training to personal development/soft skills training. Along the way, you’ll be supported by not only a dedicated New Talent Team, but also managers and colleagues.

Once you complete the graduate scheme, you’ll move into a full time role within National Grid. From there, the sky’s the limit.

What you can do here


Technical & Engineering

  • Unfortunately, applications for our Commercial Graduate programmes are now closed. Please check in on the site regularly for new opportunities.

Benefits and Rewards

Our graduate scheme is the first step to your career in the Energy and Power industry. During your time with us, you’ll gain vital exposure and insight to how we work at National Grid. We want you to look forward to starting a full time role with us when you finish your training, which is why we offer some great benefits to enjoy along the way:

  • 25 days holiday (pro rata)
  • Accommodation allowance as you move around the business
  • Higher cost of living allowance (Inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits
  • Share option scheme
  • Buddy support during your placement
  • Accredited by the IMechE, IGEM and IET
  • Full study support for CIMA for the Finance roles and CIPS for the Procurement roles
  • Volunteering opportunities

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

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