Engineering & Technical

From ensuring the safe, reliable, sustainable and efficient maintenance and operation of the National Electricity Transmission System to ensuring the network is able to supply gas to customers across the country, working in Engineering & Technical has many varied graduate roles. You could be helping to make sure that we’re complying with evolving regulations and ensuring safety. Or perhaps controlling and balancing the nation’s gas supply with demand through our gas transmission network.

The options are endless but regardless of which route you take, you’ll be playing a vital role in ensuring our customers always have the energy they need.
 

What we’re looking for

Joining us as a Technical & Engineering graduate means bringing the extensive skills you’ve acquired through your studies to the table. We can equip you with the business know-how but we need you to bring a level of understanding with you. Once you start your programme, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a mentor who will be there to answer any questions you might have. After all, we want you to be curious and to ask as many questions as you need to. Because the more you ask, the more we can tell you about National Grid.

What routes can I take?_

Gas

There are three main areas within our Gas business where you can develop your technical skills; Capital Delivery, Gas Transmission and Network Capability and Operations - Gas (NCOG).

 

 

Capital Delivery

There could hardly be a more exciting time to join the Gas Construction function within Capital Delivery as they’ll be some £1 billion investment in National Grid’s electricity and gas transmission systems over each of the coming years, and it will be Capital Delivery’s job to make sure we do so safely and to time and budget, and to strict quality standards.

Gas Transmission

Gas Transmission builds, owns and maintains the high pressure gas network in Great Britain. We bring energy to life by keeping the gas flowing for our customers safely, reliably and economically. Network engineering optimizes the balance between risk, cost and performance over the lifecycle of National Grid's assets. This is done by multiple teams working together; Asset Strategy and Performance and System Capability.

Network Capability and Operations, Gas (NCOG)

NCOG control and balance the nation’s gas demand, operating the transmission system that transports gas through Great Britain. The energy landscape and market is changing hugely with gas being a key component of this mix. Customers are demanding more of our services and network which provides great challenges and opportunities.

National Grid Ventures (NGV)

National Grid Ventures will develop growth opportunities in competitive markets across the UK and the US, while continuing to support National Grid’s regulated core business. By combining commercial expertise with visionary technology, our adventurous thinking with new approaches, we will deliver the affordable energy our customers want and the flexible energy systems our industry needs.

Electricity

There are two main functions in our Electricity teams where you can develop technical skills and expertise; System Operator and National Grid Ventures (NGV).

System Operator

This department is responsible for the long term strategy, planning and real time operation of the gas and electricity networks in England and Wales, ensuring we deliver the highest levels of the service for our customers and stakeholders.

National Grid Ventures (NGV)

National Grid Ventures will develop growth opportunities in competitive markets across the UK and the US, while continuing to support National Grid’s regulated core business. By combining commercial expertise with visionary technology, our adventurous thinking with new approaches, we will deliver the affordable energy our customers want and the flexible energy systems our industry needs.

What’s in it for you

Join us as a Technical & Engineering Graduate and you’ll play your part in ensuring that our network is always prepared for anything. Whether you’re helping with safety checks or analysing efficiency data, the National Grid Technology & Engineering Graduate Programme is your first step into a career in the energy and power industry. You’ll work with experts in their field and be exposed to how we work tirelessly to deliver energy to the nation. During your time on the programme you’ll contribute to our progress and enjoy some great perks along the way.

Rewards and benefits

Graduates joining us in will receive a starting salary of £27,500 for Bachelors / £28,500 for Masters, and a £2000 joining bonus, along with the following:

  • 25 days holiday (pro rata)
  • 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)
  • Pensions Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Share option Scheme
  • Buddy/Mentor 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
  • £2,400 completion payment
  • Additional annual leave allowance to support moving in between placement
  • Assisted movement of personal belongings in between placements