A vital part of the business

Whether joining us as part of Finance, HR, Legal, Procurement or IT, you’ll be playing a vital role in keeping National Grid moving. Although not directly involved with the transmission of energy, your input will ensure we’re equipped and prepared for anything. And your enthusiasm will safeguard our business for the future.

A graduate career as part of Business Support means ensuring everyone at National Grid has everything they need to get the job done effectively and efficiently, time and again.

What we’re looking for

Agile, passionate and with a strong foundation of skills to build on. We’re looking for dynamic, adaptable Graduates to join our team and hit the ground running right away.

Initiative and excellent relationship-building skills are essential. You’ll be genuinely interested in the work we do, and hungry to learn more. You’ll be eager to ask lots of questions – and ready to listen to the needs of our business.

What routes can I take?

Whatever your degree, our business is so varied we're likely have something that suits your skills and aspirations whether it's in IT, Digital Risk & Security, HR, Legal, Procurement, Capital Delivery or Safety, Sustainability & Resilience (SSR).


This global function empowers National Grid in an increasingly fast-changing energy industry, by building and maintaining innovative, reliable and secure technology platforms. That’s the purpose of this global function.

Digital Risk & Security

It’s down to this department to make sure all our systems stay safe and secure. Cyber-security is a rapidly growing industry and, as part of this team, it will be down to you to keep our vital infrastructure safe.

Human Resources

HR are essential to the future of National Grid. They help us excel by attracting, retaining and empowering the talent we need to shape the future of energy.


Our Legal team play a key role in optimising our commercial performance, while ensuring we always operate lawfully and ethically. From advising on transactions to resolving disputes they’re integral to our success.

Global Procurement

National Grid sources £4.3 billion in goods and services each year. Global Procurement make sure we have access to the assets we need to deliver innovation and drive performance – all at unbeatable value for money.

Capital Delivery

The Major Infrastructure Development team (part of Capital Delivery) handles public relations for some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK. Ideal for any Graduate wanting to develop media skills.

Safety, Sustainability & Resilience (SSR)

SSR make sure our employees’ health and wellbeing are always looked after, and that we continue to work sustainably and responsibly.

What’s in it for you?

National Grid is one of the most dynamic and important businesses in the UK. Whatever route you join Business Support in, you’ll learn essential skills to keeping a fast-paced, large-scale business running smoothly.

You’ll develop leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on-the-job learning, while enjoying all the perks and benefits that make working at National Grid a cut above the competition.

Graduates joining us will receive a starting salary of £27,500 (Bachelors) / £28,500 (Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus, plus:

  • 25 days holiday 
  • Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business
  • Higher cost of living allowance (Inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
  • Pension and share-option scheme
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Close mentorship and regular feedback 
  • Accredited by the IMechE, IGEM and IET
  • Full study support for CIMA for the Finance roles and CIPS for the Procurement Roles
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • £2,400 completion payment (received at the end of the 18-month programme)
  • Additional annual leave allowance to support moving in between placement
  • Assisted movement of personal belongings in between placements