Non-Technical & Commercial

Ensuring that we’re able to keep up with energy demands is at the heart of our Non Technical & Commercial programmes. Whether that means constructing new tunnels and installing overhead cabling as part of Capital Delivery, or making sure the network is fit for purpose on behalf of the System Operator as part of Gas Transmission.

Joining us as part of this area means helping to define and design our network and future-proofing our infrastructure. Your insight will help direct our plan and your passion will ensure we’re ready for anything.

What we’re looking for

Courage, integrity and a clear talent for business are essential qualities we’re looking for. You’ll demonstrate to us your negotiation and relationship skills from day one and put them to good use in delivering successful results. We want to see your knowledge of trends, changes and how to overcome challenges while demonstrating your clear enthusiasm for the industry. Personable and authoritative, we’re looking for someone who is capable of using their initiative and making decisions even in high pressured situations.

What routes can I take?_

Capital Delivery

National Grid’s Project Controls team oversees all new infrastructure construction projects by planning and managing the schedule and cost of projects; helping to identify and mitigate risks and issues as they arise. Project Controls supports projects through their lifecycle, monitoring performance against the baseline including: change control, performance reporting, estimating, schedule optimization, cost engineering and risk management.

Gas Transmission

As the Asset owner and manager, Gas Transmission makes sure the network is fit for purpose so that the System Operator can use it to control the flow of gas to customers across the country. Within this area, the Pipeline Maintenance Centre carries out emergency response on gas transmission pipelines and also works on the distribution network, across all pipe materials and pressures.

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)

NGV has been created to meet the challenges of a changing energy landscape. Operating in competitive markets, NGV businesses will deliver flexible, reliable and innovative solutions to meet the changing demands of more connected customers.

What’s in it for you?

Join us on our Non Technical & Commercial Graduate programme and you’ll witness the integral part they playing in ensuring our infrastructure is up to scratch and always able to meet the needs of our customers. You’ll be supported as you develop a wide range of leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience. And you’ll work closely with your line manager to establish and navigate through a Personal Development Plan that is tailored to your needs.

The National Grid 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.

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 (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