An electric attraction

Undergraduates are the future of National Grid. On our Undergraduate Development Programme, you can see the role you could play in shaping our future – and how you could impact the world for generations to come.

Whether you spend time on our 12-week Summer Internship or join our 12-month Industrial Placement, you’ll get to grips with a National Grid learning experience that could set the foundation for a thrilling career. Could you help us light the world with innovative ideas and a fresh perspective?

All Undergraduate Programmes are now closed, however you can register your interest for the next campaign today.

What you can do here _

Engineering and Technical

The power behind the power

An internship in Engineering & Technical means playing a pivotal role in keeping energy flowing around the UK. Fresh ideas, enthusiasm and technical knowledge are what we’re searching for in the people tasked with keeping the lights on. If you’re an Engineering or STEM undergraduate this could be the perfect step to achieving your career ambitions.


Keeping the wheels in motion

Satisfying energy demands is at the heart of our non-technical programmes. From constructing new tunnels and installing cabling as part of Capital Delivery, to making sure the network is fit for purpose as part of Gas Transmission Operations, your insight will direct our future – and your passion will ensure we’re ready for anything.

Business Support

Providing essential services

Whether joining us as part of Finance, Procurement or IT, you’ll play 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 any eventuality, and your enthusiasm will safeguard our business for the future.

An Undergraduate Placement in Business Support means ensuring everyone at National Grid has everything they need to get the job done effectively and efficiently, time and again.

Our Undergraduate Programmes_

The 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. 

Here’s how to apply

  • Stage 1 Online Application

    Your application should take around one hour to complete, but you can save it and return to it later.

  • Stage 2 Online Ability Tests

    The next step is to complete our timed ability tests and a personality questionnaire.These have been designed to help us to get to know you and where you might fit in here a little better.

  • Stage 3 Telephone Interview

    If you’ve impressed us, you’ll be invited for a telephone interview. We’ll find out more about you, see what you know about the energy industry, and ask some competency questions.

  • Stage 4 Assessment Centre

    If you’re invited to attend one of our assessment centres, you’ll take part in an interview, group exercise and a presentation exercise where you can let your personality shine through. 

  • Stage 5 Decision

    We’ll make a decision as quickly as possible. If you’re successful, we’ll send you an offer letter confirming everything. If you’re unsuccessful, we will be able to provide feedback on your performance to help with your development.