Connecting, together

In every moment, energy is rolling over hills, winding through valleys, travelling across the country, and finding its way to our fingertips, on demand – and it’s up to us to keep people connected.

Through our energy transmission network, we connect millions safely and reliably to the energy they need. It’s this purpose that drives us forward. Join us and, together, we’ll work to build a more sustainable, better-connected future.

Who we are

Thousands of individuals, working in harmony

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

What we do

Everything, everyone, everyday

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

What we’re looking for

The world is in flux – and we need spark to meet its shifting needs

From apprentices to experienced professionals, engineers to asset analysts, we need people with the spark required to keep us ahead of the curve: energised people, serious about innovation and eager to shape a connected future that benefits customers, communities and our world.

Our vision and values

Change is happening faster than ever. To succeed, we need to be as focused on the future as we are on today. That means having a bold vision for the future – but also staying true to the values that led us here today. Looking forwards, without losing sight of who we are.

Whether we’re keeping the lights on at a hospital in Birmingham, helping a student study for their exams in London, or running our Network Innovation Competition across the country, what we’re doing is at the heart of energy – connecting people to the power they need not just to survive – but to thrive.

Ultimately, we’re here to create value, for people and for the planet. Living in a world that’s rapidly changing means being driven to continually innovate, look forward, and exceed expectations, so we can make possible the energy systems of tomorrow.

But it also means we need to remember the people-first, community-centred approach that has led us up to here: a belief in universal respect, a culture of continuous improvement, keeping safety paramount at all times, and always embracing any opportunity to grow and develop.

Our culture and diversity

We play a vital role in connecting millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use. To do this effectively, the diversity of our teams should reflect the communities we serve. We’re working hard to create an inclusive and inspiring culture at National Grid.

At National Grid, culture, diversity and inclusivity aren’t just buzzwords we bounce around; they’re part of the fabric of our organisation, shaping every aspect of how we approach what we do. It’s our duty to connect communities across the United Kingdom to energy. And – to do that properly – our teams should reflect the people we serve.
Diversity encourages new ideas and fresh perspectives; it stimulates engagement and helps attract top talent. That’s why we’re striving to break down barriers to recruitment, development, progression and retention.
From our employee resource groups that do everything from attracting minority candidates to acting as mentors internally, to our culture of celebrating talent and achievement, you’ll be given every opportunity to reach your potential here, regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, disability or background.
We’ve been recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical (WME) companies, placed in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers, and awarded Business in the Community Platinum Plus status. But we’re not ready to rest on our laurels just yet. Creating a culture of inclusivity, acceptance and celebration is an ongoing mission, and one we’re always working on.

Our community and education

Community is at the core of everything we do. We don’t just deliver power to communities – we’re a part of them. Our vision for the future is driven by them and we’re always looking for new ways to give something back.

Across the United Kingdom, we operate 14,000km of overhead lines on 22,000 towers. From London to Llanelli, we have a presence in the lives of everyone in these communities. But to simply call it a ‘presence’ is unfair: we’re a part of them, from the people we employ, to the jobs we create, to the ways we give back.
We invest billions in the nation’s energy infrastructure, building safe and secure energy networks that keep the heat flowing and the lights on. And, in doing so, we create countless jobs and add unparalleled value to the wider economy of the UK.
Part of our responsibility is to be a good neighbour. That means creating an open dialogue with regulators, local authorities and other stakeholders, and listening and responding to their concerns and suggestions. And part of our responsibility is to give back. From providing community grants to support social, economic and environmental development, partnering with charity organisations like MacMillan Cancer Support and the Alzheimer’s Society, or working to promote STEM learning in schools through educational programmes and informative events.

Our Partners

As part of efforts to truly integrate into the communities we serve, and reflect our diverse workforce, we’ve partnered with a wide variety of groups and initiatives to demonstrate our passion for people and their differences.

  • Inclusive Employers
  • Business Disability Forum
  • Stonewall
  • The Women's Engineering Society (WES)
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group (DILG)
  • Business in the Community (BiTC)

Committed to Diversity and Disability

As an organisation we're committed to leveraging the benefits of a diverse workforce. Being Disability Confident has helped us to recruit and retain the right mix of high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working and who will help our business grow.


We are a Living Wage Employer

As a proud accredited Living Wage employer, we’re taking it one step further than the accreditation requires. Our apprentices, higher apprentices, undergraduate students and graduates are also included in our Living Wage commitment. 

Why work for us?

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. Whether you’re fresh out of university or a seasoned professional, a career at National Grid means a place at the forefront of technological evolution. It means thrilling potential, and access to industry-leading training and development. Because, as National Grid advances, our people will move forward too.  

Our international business

National Grid own and operate an electricity transmission system of 130,500km spanning upstate New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont, supplying energy to 3.4 million customers. We may be called National Grid, but our intentions and ambitions span considerably further than the UK shores. We take a global view towards energy supply and have ambitious plans for expansion and the opportunity that brings with it.