A vital part of the business

Whether joining us as part of Finance, HR, Legal, Procurement or IT, you’ll be playing a vital role in keeping National Grid moving. Although not directly involved with the transmission of energy, your input will ensure we’re equipped and prepared for anything. And your enthusiasm will safeguard our business for the future.

A graduate career as part of Business Support means ensuring everyone at National Grid has everything they need to get the job done effectively and efficiently, time and again.

What routes can I take?

Whatever your degree, our business is so varied we're likely to have something that suits your skills and aspirations whether it's in IT, Security, HR, Legal, Procurement or Finance.

Expand below to find out more or visit the Non-Technical & Commercial and Engineering & Technical pages for alternative roles.


This global function empowers National Grid in an increasingly fast-changing energy industry. We are technology thought leaders, focused on the end user, delivering reliable and secure services and solutions. Join IT and help us adapt, evolve and innovate to exploit technology opportunities as they arise, for the benefit of all of us.


It’s down to this department to make sure all our people, premises and systems stay safe and secure so that National Grid can continue to deliver safe, sustainable and reliable energy services to our customers and communities. As part of our team you could be helping to manage the risk of both physical and cyber threats which continually evolve and increase in sophistication and persistence, to protect our vital infrastructure.

Gas Transmission

Gas Transmission builds, owns and maintains the high-pressure gas network in Great Britain. We bring energy to life by keeping the gas flowing for our customers safely, reliably and economically. Network engineering optimises the balance between risk, cost and performance over the lifecycle of National Grid's assets. This is done by multiple teams working together: Asset Strategy and Performance and System Capability.

Global Procurement

National Grid sources £4.3 billion in goods and services each year. Global Procurement make sure we have access to the assets we need to deliver innovation and drive performance – all at unbeatable value for money.

Human Resources

HR are essential to the future of National Grid. They help us excel by attracting, retaining and empowering the talent we need to shape the future of energy.


Finance drives our financial performance through sound business insights. Engaging with all areas of the National Grid business, they play a key role in helping us make sound decisions.


Our Legal team play a key role in optimising our commercial performance, while ensuring we always operate lawfully and ethically. From advising on transactions to resolving disputes they’re integral to our success.

My future

Where will it take me?

Agile, passionate and with a strong foundation of skills to build on. We’re looking for dynamic, adaptable Graduates to join our team and hit the ground running right away.

Initiative and excellent relationship-building skills are essential. You’ll be genuinely interested in the work we do, and hungry to learn more. You’ll be eager to ask lots of questions – and ready to listen to the needs of our business.

On successful completion of your 18/36-month programme, you'll have the opportunity to take on a permanent role within the business area or in the role that you initially applied to.

From there your future is in your hands, we'll work with you to continue building on a whole host of new skills, to enable you to succeed in your future.

What’s in it for you?

National Grid is one of the most dynamic and important businesses in the UK. Whatever route you join Business Support in, you’ll learn essential skills to keeping a fast-paced, large-scale business running smoothly.

You’ll develop leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on-the-job learning, while enjoying all the perks and benefits that make working at National Grid a cut above the competition.

Graduates joining us will receive a starting salary of £28,709 (Bachelors) / £29,753 (Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus, plus:

  • 25 days holiday 
  • Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business
  • Higher cost of living allowance (Inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
  • Pension and share-option scheme
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Close mentorship and regular feedback 
  • Accredited by the IMechE, IGEM and IET
  • Full study support for CIMA for the Finance roles and CIPS for the Procurement Roles
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • £2,400 completion payment (received at the end of the 18-month/36month programme)
  • Additional annual leave allowance to support moving in between placement
  • Assisted movement of personal belongings in between placements

Application process

Join us

We’re looking for fresh talent and innovative thinking. If you’re passionate about the future of energy and excited by the prospect of working as part of a dynamic, inspiring team then you could be right for National Grid. 

To make sure you end up in the best possible role, we’ve created a 4 part recruitment process with you in mind. You’ll have the chance to demonstrate your skills, natural talents and personality, so we can get to know you a little better – and work out where you would best fit here. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to read more.