National Grid’s job is to connect people to the energy they use, safely. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. National Grid holds a vital position at the centre of the energy system.
We join everything up. We own and manage the grids that connect the energy sources to the people that use it. We’re the largest utility in the UK, running systems that deliver gas and electricity across the entire country, connecting people to the energy they use.
Organisation name: National Grid
Address: National Grid House, Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill, Warwick, CV34 6DA
GCSE/ 'A' level/ Standard Grade/ Highers
We have two school leaver programmes to offer individuals looking for vocational training. Our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme and our Engineer Training Programme. The entry requirements for the Advanced Apprenticeship Programme are 5 GCSEs A to C grade or equivalent qualifications. For our Engineer Training Programme you will need to have 2 A-Levels A2: grades A to C or equivalent qualifications.
Benefits Iinclude: The Advanced Apprenticeship Programme starting salary is £14,950 p.a. rising to £23,715 p.a. on completion of the training and for the Engineer Training Programme £23,500 p.a. rising to £30,150 p.a. on completion of training.
Our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme has been running for over 23 years so its little wonder that it is Beacon award-winning, recognised for excellence and innovation in further education training, and graded by Ofsted as outstanding in every category.
Our Engineer Training Programme was established 8 years ago to grow our own engineering talent. The programme was developed with Aston University to provide a foundation degree in Electrical Power Engineering and Gas Transmission Engineering.
Graduate & Post-graduate training programme
Our Graduate Development Programme offers you a fantastic insight into a number of career paths within National Grid that are crucial to its future success. These range from Technical Engineer, Commercial Analyst, Finance Analyst, Procurement Buyer and Information Services.
Benefits include: Starting salary is £25,600 Bachelors degree and £26,600 for a Masters degree with a £2,000 welcome payment.
National Grid was rated 5th in the JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work for in 2013-14 and 1st for the energy and utility sector. Also awarded Power Team of the Year in 2012 for the best in class bespoke management performance system by the National Skills Academy for Power.
Work placements with combined qualifications
We offer two undergraduate work experience programmes – the 12 month industrial placement and the 12 week summer internship for individuals in their penultimate year of their degree. The salary is £15,600 p.a. and pro-rata for the 12 weeks.
National Grid was rated 46th in the Ratemyplacement Top 75 Placement & Internship Employers for 2013-14.
A complete list of the degree disciplines that we accept can be found on the website