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There's never been a more exciting time to join the energy sector. It's a transformational era as we work to come up with solutions that will enable us to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. We need problem solvers, creative thinkers and people with passion to help us deliver a clean, green energy system for the future.

If you're at school, studying at college or university, a graduate, looking for a career change or for a new challenge, we're looking for you to join our New Talent Programmes.

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Whether you’re at school, an undergraduate or a graduate, looking for a career change or for your next move in the energy sector? We would like to keep you informed about our New Talent Programmes. When our programmes are closed you'll be able to register your interest and we will make sure you receive the relevant information.

However, you can create a profile before you start making your application.

By providing a few details you can be among the first to hear about which programmes are available and when they are open for application.

Register your interest in our future Apprenticeship, Graduate and Undergraduate Programme opportunities when we aren't open for application.



Advanced Apprentice, Alyssa Blackledge, 18, grew up in a family of engineers and always knew she didn't want a desk job. That's why a practical, hands-on apprenticeship in Electricity Transmission, is perfect for her.


Business Analyst Higher Apprentice, Janeece Hylton, 19, had a place at university lined up, but she chose an apprenticeship instead. Now she's learning from the people around her while she climbs the career ladder.


Graduate, Zaryab Suddle, 26, has always loved fixing things. Now he's part of solving one of the greatest problems we've ever faced - climate change. But he loves a challenge and knows his job is making a difference to the future of the energy system.


As a Higher Apprentice in the Gas Transmission Team, Sophie Ferguson, 20, chose to grab the opportunitiy to earn whilst she learns.


Kyriacos Yianni, 23, is passionate about finding ways to create a greener future, and as a Higher Apprentice in Electricity Transmission he's realising this ambition, while also building a bright future for himself.

MyPlus Students Club

MyPlus Students’ Club exists to offer specialist careers advice to students who have a disability or long term health condition.

At National Grid, we see ability rather than disability and enable everybody to reach their full potential. We help create an inclusive, diverse, and disability aware workplace. We encourage employees to be able to talk about and disclose their disabilities and get the support they need to reach their potential.

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Frequently asked questions

  • 1 When do the New Talent programmes open?

    Our New Talent programmes will open at a similar time each year;

    Graduates: Late November

    Undergraduates/Higher Apprentices & Training Programmes/Advanced Apprentices: December

    For specific launch dates please follow our social media channels, or register your interest above.

  • 2 Will National Grid support my academic and professional development?

    Yes, we have an education incentives policy that outlines how you can apply for funding/study leave to pursue further academic qualifications. We also take personal development very seriously; from day one we'll work with you to create your own bespoke development plan. We also encourage professional registration and our Procurement teams are supported with CIPS, Finance with CIMA and our Engineers are recommended to work towards professional registration. Furthermore we are accredited with IET, IMechE and IGEM.

  • 3 Can I make more than one application?

    You can only make one application per Development Programme. At the application stage, if you have applied for more than one role, we will ask you to choose a preference before considering your application.

    We’d really like you to make one selection from the roles that we have to offer; we’ve tried hard to ensure that you have enough information within this site to make an informed decision as to what might be right for you. 

    However, once you’ve applied, if we feel that your qualifications match another role we may contact you about it to see if it’s of interest to you.

  • 4 I’m not an EU national - will you help me obtain permission to work in the UK?

    National Grid is a registered sponsor under Tier 2 of the Points Based System (PBS). We are only able to consider offering sponsorship of applications that meet the Home Office’s requirements under Tier 2 (General) of the PBS.

    All candidates are encouraged to apply for our available roles; we consider applications in accordance with our recruitment process irrespective of nationality. 

    At an appropriate stage however, and after an assessment based on skills and experience, we will consider an applicant’s immigration status together with any working restrictions which may apply where relevant in the context of the role for which they have applied. 

  • 5 If I’m unsuccessful in my application - will I receive feedback?

    Unfortunately, due to the amount of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback to all candidates. However those attending an assessment centre will have the opportunity to obtain feedback.

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