To shape the future of energy

A National Grid apprenticeship isn’t just about getting a job – it’s an opportunity to join a new generation of talent, charged with the destiny of shaping the future of energy. We’ll help you develop your skills through a combination of practical work and academic study, all the while providing you with the passion, skills and knowledge you need to power all our futures.

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What we’re looking for

Whether you join us on an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship Programme we're looking for people who are truly inspired and driven by the opportunity, individuals who are ready to take on a new challenge and develop themselves and their career.

Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

To join the Advanced Apprenticeship Programme you need to be ambitious and eager with a ‘can do’ approach to everything given to you. Playing a significant role as part of a larger team, you’ll be inspired and driven by the opportunity to build a career with us. If you’re qualified up to GCSE level, an Advanced Apprenticeship with National Grid could be perfect for you.

Higher Apprenticeship Programme

Joining us as a Higher Apprentice means you’re qualified up to A-level or equivalent. You’ll be responsible for the successful planning and delivery of a portfolio of work with real responsibility from day one and an opportunity that is exactly what you make it.  

Our Locations

Eakring Training Centre

Our one of a kind, world class training centre in Eakring, Nottinghamshire, offers an unrivalled development experience.

Eakring Training Centre


With expert trainers, real overhead lines, a substation, a gas transmission station, 3D learning suite, classrooms and computer based training suites, you’ll experience practical training that will accelerate your understanding. And for those who join our new talent programmes, we have a team who are dedicated to managing your learning journey, providing support, and keeping you on track. You’ll be accommodated whilst on site as you develop the vital skills you’ll need to succeed as an apprentice at National Grid. 

Meet our apprentices

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    The training has been 100% spot on, I couldn’t fault it in the slightest.

    Will Boswell
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    It doesn’t matter what you think you want to do, just give it a go.

    Samantha Webb
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    It’s fun – you meet a lot of people and every day you do something different.

    Gabriele Petrauskait
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    It becomes a home from home really. You should absolutely go for it!

    Valetin Poprscu
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    I can’t express how much I think this is a great opportunity.

    Ryan Bickle
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    Even if the career path isn’t for you there are various opportunities.

    Megan Holt

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1 When do the apprenticeships start?

    September 2018 

  • 2 Who can apply for an apprenticeship?

    In order to apply you must be 16 years or above, and there is no upper age limit. Candidates with any level of qualification including a degree can apply as long as you meet the minimum requirements specified for the different programme levels.

  • 3 Where will I be studying for the apprenticeship?

    You’ll have the opportunity to study at one of our cutting edge training facilities, at a local Academy Centre or, for some of our Higher Apprenticeships, at Aston University, Birmingham. In addition, as you progress you will be given the opportunity to develop your experience by working in different areas and with different teams.

  • 4 Will I be paid?

    Yes of course, you’ll receive a generous starting salary that will increase on completion of your apprenticeship. In addition to this, you’ll receive free full board accommodation whilst at our academy and we’ll cover travel costs associated with your training. In addition, Advanced Apprentices also receive a contribution towards a mobile phone (up to £150) and £200 towards driving lessons (if required).

  • 5 Will I be offered a full time position at the end of the programme?

    Yes, Apprentices are offered a full time position at end of the programme – as long as you have successfully completed what is required.