our contribution

find out what it's like working here

Working here

At National Grid we encourage everyone to respect others and value their diversity. To take ownership for driving performance. And to always be open and act with integrity in all relationships. Living these values makes sure we work as one team, one National Grid. 

Power Systems Engineer

"National Grid supports the community in many different ways, so there's always something you can get involved with, like getting young people into the industry."

Vida Odoi

Power Systems Engineer

Power Systems Engineer
Power Systems Engineer

"What I'm doing at National Grid is exciting; it's a great place to work. I'm doing something that is actually helping Britain."

Stuart Cameron

Power Systems Engineer

Power Systems Engineer
Investment Delivery Engineer

"The energy industry is changing a lot and everybody keeps saying that there hasn't been a better time to be in the industry."

Pooja Rughoo

Investment Delivery Engineer

Investment Delivery Engineer
Intranet and Multimedia Editor

"The Foundations of Leadership Programme I attended recently was tailored around my needs and set me up with a performance plan aligned to the areas I need to work on."

John Cooper

Intranet and Multimedia Editor

Intranet and Multimedia Editor

supporting you

employee groups at National Grid

We want to build long-term relationships with our people. And we want them to get to know each other and have fun. So we’ve set up a number of groups that offer support, information, opportunity and more.

NewNet

Our employee resource group for all new recruits, NewNet encourages you to meet other new joiners, build your network and find out about other areas of the business.

Work & Life Matters

Through awareness-raising, a network of buddies, and sharing information and best practice, this group helps you balance your responsibilities at work and home. 

Enabling

Our disability resource group informs, guides and supports employees who may have, care for or come into contact with people with a disability or impairment. 

ONE diverse community

ONE promotes fair opportunities for everyone and builds awareness of ethnic minorities and cultural diversity across National Grid. 

Pride

Pride supports our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues. It promotes an inclusive environment where employees can be open without concern or fear. 

Women in National Grid (WiNG)

Women in National Grid (WiNG) supports and promotes gender diversity across National Grid. Employees, both male and female, share experiences and explore how women develop and progress in the workplace.

Faith @ Work

This group educates us about the variety of different faiths at National Grid. Our employees have a variety of cultural, religious and community influences which we accommodate as much as possible.

Smart WorkSpace projects

Emphasising the flexible use of space, collaboration and modern technology, these projects help us work more effectively while reducing the impact of offices and buildings on the environment.

CarShare Scheme

Our CarShare Scheme helps reduce the number of cars on the road, cuts pollution, saves on fuel costs, reduces wear and tear on your car and lowers your carbon footprint. What's not to like?

Clubs and social events

From sailing and table tennis to fantastic deals on anything from concerts, wine tasting in France and visits to the Christmas Markets in Prague, you're sure to find something that will appeal.

rewards and benefits

Holidays

Holidays

Work full-time and you’ll get 25 paid holidays a year on top of eight public/bank holidays. Your entitlement is pro-rated during your first year with us.

Family life

Family life

Balance your work and family commitments with benefits that include maternity leave of up to 52 weeks, paternity leave of two weeks and adoption leave of up to 52 weeks. If you're pregnant, you'll also get paid time off to attend ante-natal care. We supplement this generous leave with a range of options for returning to work.

Pension

Pension

You'll be eligible to join our YouPlan workplace savings and pension scheme. We 'double-match' your contributions up to 6% of your limit. And you can choose where your contributions are invested from a wide range of available options set by the Trustees.

Share schemes

Share schemes

Enjoy the chance to become a National Grid shareholder through our share schemes - Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan (SIP).

Give as You Earn (GAYE)

Give as You Earn (GAYE)

GAYE is a payroll deduction scheme that allows you to support charitable organisations from pre-tax earnings. You can choose to donate directly or via a charity account. We pay the admin charges on the charity accounts you set up, so 100% of your donations go to the charities you nominate.

Matched giving

Matched giving

Our matched giving scheme supports your charity fundraising efforts by matching up to £400 of the funds you raise in each financial year.

Educational incentives

Educational incentives

Further improve your professional standards with our support for course attendance, course fees, books, examination fees, study leave, examination leave and professional membership fees.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

This confidential service offers you free professional information, help and support.

Personal Accident Insurance

Personal Accident Insurance

Our Personal Accident Insurance Scheme covers all employees. If a serious accident results in death, the maximum benefit is five times pensionable pay (or a proportion of this for serious accidental bodily injury).

Flexible benefits

Flexible benefits

Our flexible benefits programme gives you loads of options when it comes to choosing your health, lifestyle and protection benefits. You can select the level of cover that suits your needs and those of your family, and you can change some of the benefits as your circumstances and needs change. 

Find out how you can benefit

There's a whole lot more to getting a job than just your pay. The extras that National Grid offers you can make a big difference to your experience, enjoyment and your pocket.

Think of them as joining the dots between your work and home life...

...our video shows how else you can benefit from working at National Grid.

learning and development

We're all encouraged to drive our personal and professional growth though on-the-job experience, learning from others and formal programmes. The more we develop our skills and potential, the brighter the future is for everyone. So we all have a personal development plan.

Our one-stop shop for learning and development is the Academy. From three centres – Eakring, Hitchin and Hollinwood – the team creates and delivers learning and development initiatives that meet current and future needs. These initiatives encompass everything from technical learning to the development of leadership and personal effectiveness skills. And they include priority areas like customer focus and contract, project and stakeholder management.

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