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.

You can find our support guide for applications here.

Register your interest

Let us know you're interested in any of our New Talent programmes by filling out the information form here.

We will email you more information nearer to when applications open.

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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/Advanced Apprentices: November

    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.

    To make the process easier for you, we will be outlining on each role whether we are able to offer sponsorship or not. 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.

Upcoming events _

  • 09:00 - 09:30
    Sep - 20
    AllAboutSchoolLeavers | National Grid Catch up
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  • 15:30 - 17:30
    Sep - 27
    National Grid - Apprenticeship Open Evening
    1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EH, UK
    National Grid and AllAboutSchoolLeavers are hostin...
    20180927T153000Z 20180927T173000Z Europe/London National Grid - Apprenticeship Open Evening National Grid and AllAboutSchoolLeavers are hosting an exclusive careers open evening for young people, their parents and school careers advisers on September 27 2018. The evening will be hosted at National Grid's corporate headquarters in central London, just a stone's throw from Charing Cross station and Trafalgar Square. Designed to provide essential information about the award winning National Grid apprenticeship programmes, the evening will also provide young people with the opportunity to participate in CV workshops. National Grid apprentices and graduates will also be in attendance to explain their role in the organisation and provide an unrivalled insight into the life of an apprentice for the UK's top employer in energy and utilities. For parents, there will be presentations on the recruitment process with tips on how they can help their children with their apprenticeship applications. There will also be the opportunity to quiz National Grid apprentices and graduates on their experiences and find out more about the renowned training facilities operated by National Grid. Places to this open evening are very limited, so to be in with a chance of attending, click 'apply for job' and fill out the short application form. Find out more online - 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EH, UK

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