Non-Technical & Commercial

Delivering the energy everyone needs – now, and for generations to come. That’s what’s at the heart of our Non-technical & Commercial programmes. Whatever route you choose, you’ll be helping us define our network and futureproof our infrastructure.

Whether overseeing large-scale construction projects in Capital Delivery or shaping business strategy as part of National Grid Ventures, your passion and insight will make you instrumental to putting power in the hands of the UK – and beyond.


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.

Expand below to find out more or visit the Engineering & Technical and Business Support pages for alternative roles.


Capital Delivery

From managing costs to mitigating risks, our Project Controls team oversee infrastructure constructions, supporting projects throughout their lifecycle and making sure they’re delivered on-time, on-budget and to quality.

Electricity Transmission

We own the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, helping to connect large or small energy projects. Discover how we work with stakeholders to improve our network, and how we're innovating for the future.

National Grid Ventures (NGV)

NGV has been created to meet the challenges of a changing energy landscape. Operating in competitive markets, NGV businesses will deliver flexible, reliable and innovative solutions to meet the changing demands of more connected customers. 

System Operator & Electricity 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.

My future

Where will it take me?

Courage, integrity and business aptitude are essential. You’ll demonstrate negotiation and relationship skills from day one, and be able to put them to good use in helping us deliver results.

Switched on and enthusiastic, you’ll have some understanding of our industry, and a hunger to learn more. We want to give you responsibility as soon as we can, so you should be eager to hit the ground running.

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?

A first step into a career with boundless opportunity. As one of our Graduates, you’ll get a priceless introduction into our industry, acquiring world-class hands-on experience working on incredibly important projects.

We’ll develop your leadership, business and technical skills through a combination of structured training and on-the-job learning – and you’ll enjoy all the great benefits of being a National Grid employee.

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
  • 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 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.