An electric attraction

Put the unique skills you’ve developed at university to help us drive energy forwards. Undergraduates are the future of National Grid – and our Undergraduate Development Programme offers an insight into the role you can play here, and the future we can offer you.

Whether you embark on our 12-month Industrial Placement or a 12-week Summer Internship, both offered during your penultimate year at university, you’ll experience an exhilarating journey that could set up the rest of your career. Help us bring the power to the people with your innovative thought, unique insights and fresh perspectives.

So when can you apply?

Applications for Quantity Surveyors/Land Officers are now open.
All other Undergraduate opportunities will be open for applications on the 1st November 2017.

What you can do here _

Engineering and Technical Placements

The power behind the power

An internship in Engineering & Technical means playing a pivotal role in keeping energy flowing around the UK. Fresh ideas, enthusiasm and technical knowledge are what we’re searching for in the people tasked with keeping the lights on. If you’re an Engineering or STEM undergraduate this could be the perfect step to achieving your career ambitions.


Keeping the wheels in motion

Satisfying energy demands is at the heart of our Non-Technical programmes. From constructing new tunnels and installing overhead cabling as part of Capital Delivery, to making sure the network is fit for purpose on behalf of the System Operator as part of Gas Transmission.

An undergraduate placement in 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.

Business Support

Providing essential services

Whether joining us as part of Finance, 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 any eventuality. Your enthusiasm will safeguard our business for the future.

An undergraduate placement in Business Support means ensuring everyone at National Grid has everything they need to get the job done effectively and efficiently, time and again.

Our Undergraduate Programmes_

The application process

Join us

We’re looking for fresh talent and innovative thinking. If you’re passionate about the future of energy and excited by the prospect of working as part of a dynamic, inspiring team then you could be right for National Grid. 

Here’s how to apply

  • Stage 1 Online Application

    You can apply through this website, your application should take around one hour to complete but you can save it and return to it later. 

  • Stage 2 Online ability tests

    If you meet the minimum requirements for the role you’ll be put through to complete timed ability tests and a personality questionnaire which allow us to get a real picture of who you are and where you fit into National Grid.

  • Stage 3 Telephone Interview

    If you’ve impressed us, you’ll be invited to a telephone interview where you’ll tell us a little more about yourself and your ambitions and will be asked questions about the energy industry along with some competency based questions. 

  • Stage 4 Assessment Centre

    If you’re invited to attend one of our assessment centres, you’ll take part in an interview, group exercise and a presentation exercise where you can let your personality shine through. 

  • Stage 5 Decision

    The final stage in the process, we will act as quickly as possible to inform you of the outcome. If you’re successful we’ll call you to let you know and we’ll send you an offer letter confirming the details. If unsuccessful we offer a follow up call to talk you through your application, and provide advice and feedback.