Can you feel the potential?

At National Grid, we’re at the heart of energy transmission, powering homes and businesses across the nation, and beyond – and we need bright new talent to help us build a better-connected future.

Apprentices, undergraduates and graduates are at the heart of our ambitions, which is why we have been committed to investing in the futures of new talent for over 40 years. From engineers to our commercial and head office roles, there’s so many directions a career here could take. And, with new technology and innovation evolving at a rapid rate, there’s never been a better time to be part of our team.

Applications for all programmes typically open in September. You can find our support guide for applications here.

MyPLUS Students Club

MyPlus Students’ Club exists to offer specialist careers advice to students who have a disability or long term health condition. By working with top graduate recruiters and university services our sole intention is to help students identify and realise new possibilities.

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. We also raise awareness to the different areas of the business to help make a difference. 

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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: September

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

    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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