Engineering & Technical

From maintaining the National Electricity Transmission System, to making sure our network can supply gas to every corner of the country, Engineering & Technical Graduates play an absolutely essential role at National Grid.

As a Graduate, you’ll have the chance to get hands-on from the offset. Whatever role you join us in, you'll play a crucial part in making sure our customers always have the energy they need – and open the door to an incredible career.

What we’re looking for

As one of our Graduates, you’ll have the chance to start putting your studies into practice. We’ll work with you to shape your foundation of technical knowledge into real practical expertise.

For us to do that, you’ll need to be curious and driven. Ask questions. Be interested. Because the more you ask the more you’ll learn. And the more you learn, the further you’ll go.

What routes can I take?_

Gas

There are three main areas in our Gas business that you can develop your skills: Capital Delivery, Gas Transmission, and Network Capability and Operations.

 

 

Capital Delivery

It couldn’t be more exciting to be part of the Gas Construction function within Capital Delivery. With billions being invested in our electricity and gas transmission systems, Capital Delivery have the important job of delivering incredible, essential improvements over the coming years.

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.

Network Capability and Operations, Gas (NCOG)

NCOG control and balance the nation’s gas demand, operating the transmission system that transports gas through Great Britain. The energy landscape and market is changing hugely with gas being a key component of this mix. Customers are demanding more of our services and network which provides great challenges and opportunities.

National Grid Ventures (NGV)

National Grid Ventures will develop growth opportunities in competitive markets across the UK and the US, while continuing to support National Grid’s regulated core business. By combining commercial expertise with visionary technology, our adventurous thinking with new approaches, we will deliver the affordable energy our customers want and the flexible energy systems our industry needs.

Electricity

There are two main functions in our Electricity teams where you can develop technical skills and expertise; System Operator and National Grid Ventures (NGV).

System Operator

This department is responsible for the long-term strategy, planning and real-time operation of the gas and electricity networks in England and Wales - ensuring we deliver the highest levels of service for our customers and stakeholders.

National Grid Ventures (NGV)

National Grid Ventures will develop growth opportunities in competitive markets across the UK and the US, while continuing to support National Grid’s regulated core business. By combining commercial expertise with visionary technology, our adventurous thinking with new approaches, we will deliver the affordable energy our customers want and the flexible energy systems our industry needs.

What’s in it for you?

As one of our Graduates, you’ll play your part in making sure our network is prepared for anything and – in doing so – build a base of incredible experience you couldn’t find anywhere else.

You’ll work with experts in our field, receive world-class training and be provided real responsibility from the start – as well as receiving all the perks of being a National Grid employee.

Rewards and benefits

Graduates joining us will receive a starting salary of £27,500 (Bachelors)/ £28,500 (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
  • Close mentorship and regular feedback
  • Flexible Benefits
  • 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
  • Additional annual leave allowance to support moving in between placements
  • Assisted movement of personal belongings in between placements