At National Grid, we run and operate the UK’s energy system, delivering power to every corner of the country. This means we play a central role in helping to solve the challenges facing our climate. It’s why we’re acting today to help build a cleaner, greener Britain. We need apprentices, undergraduates and graduates, to join us to become the engineers, technicians, cyber security experts and ideas people of the future. People with passion and potential to help us win the race to halt climate change. For us, it is the job that can’t wait.
Find out more by viewing these videos:
Social Film - https://youtu.be/8aXvnvdoZHI
Two short videos from engineers at National Grid:
Suki Ferris-Gas - https://youtu.be/tyYt9v0V804
Aisling Rapier-Electricity- https://youtu.be/GRJwKkSnGHs
School leaver opportunities
Advanced Apprenticeship Programme
If you enjoy more practical based work and want to start a career whilst furthering your education, why not combine them on one of our Advanced Apprenticeship Programmes. Through a combination of formal study and practical application, you’ll develop the skills and sharpen your knowledge that’ll set you up for a career putting you right at the heart of solving the climate change challenge.
What you will be doing:
As an apprentice, you’ll learn through a scheme rated as one of the top five in the whole country. In your first year, you will be spending time at the National Training Academy in Eakring, Nottinghamshire, completing a mix of safety and basic technical training. Year two involves continuing with academic qualifications and continuing to build technical skills, spending time at our academy centres and learning on the job with the support of your manager, completing a work-log of practical on-site activities. Depending on the apprenticeship you take, you will gain a City & Guilds Diploma, a BTEC and HND level qualification. Our Advanced Apprenticeship schemes can extend over a third or even fourth year depending on the business area, where you’ll get even more exposure to live projects. You’ll spend up to 75% of your time on-site, putting the skills and knowledge you have gained into practice and building a portfolio of experience to further your career with us.
We have opportunities in London, Kent, Solent, Sussex & Romney, South Wales, Severn, Chiltern and Anglia.
We have opportunities in Hitchin, Ambergate Glasgow, Knowsley, Kirremuir, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Peterborough, St Fergus, Bacton, Lockerley, Carnforth, Wooler and Rochester.
Higher Apprenticeship Programme
There’s a lot you can learn by going to university but it doesn't need to be full-time. If you know what career direction you want to take, why not start a career whilst also studying at university or college, debt-free, and getting experience under your belt. We’re looking for a diverse range of talents. We need the best of British ingenuity to help us address the climate challenge. We need people with creativity, energy, enthusiasm and skills from across every community to help us to do the job that can’t wait. We’ll help you to realise your potential. We offer world class training, continual professional and personal development and the chance to enjoy a career with real purpose.
What you'll be doing:
In the first year of your apprenticeship, you will spend time at the National Training Academy in Eakring, Nottinghamshire, completing a variety of training. You will also spend time working alongside managers and colleagues, developing a sound understanding of your business area. Year two involves continuing with academic qualifications and continuing to build your skills, spending time at our academy centres or Aston University (depending on the programme you choose) and learning on the job with the support of your manager. Some of our programmes extend over a third year. You’ll spend most of your time on site, putting your training into practice and setting the foundation you need to go far.
We have opportunities in London, Kent, South Wales, Solent, Sussex & Romney, Anglia, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Manchester, Warwick & Wokingham IT Roles
We have opportunities in Wokingham, Warwick and Solihull
We have Project Control opportunities in Warwick
Salary & benefits
Skills for life, top qualifications and an opportunity to shape the future of energy. As a National Grid Apprentice, you’ll be part of an organisation that has ambitious, world-changing plans for the future – and you’ll be well rewarded for playing your part. From a Level 3 qualification worth approximately £20,000, to world-class opportunities for training and development, working here comes with some incredible perks. Starting salary of £17,940 (yr 2 approx. £18,907 & yr 3 approx. £21,769)
- 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays - £200 towards driving lessons - Access to leisure facilities - Full-board accommodation whilst at our academy - Sharesave options and pension scheme - Range of flexible benefits
- Electricity Substation Engineer & Liquefied Natural Gas Technician - Level 3 Power Network Craftperson Apprenticeship & a technical qualification in City & Guilds 2339-45 Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution and Transmisson - Mechanical Gas Technician – BTEC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Level 3 & HNC Mechanical Engineering
Earn a competitive salary, acquire a foundation degree or level 4 qualification and gain valuable practical experience. As a Higher Apprentice or Trainee, you’ll receive all this – and be part of an organisation with ambitious, world-changing plans for the future, with you at the heart of them. Below are just some of the many benefits that come with being one of our apprentices. Starting salary of £24,017 (yr 2 approx. £25,499 & yr 3 approx. £27,083)
- 25 days’ annual leave plus statutory holidays - Permanent job opportunities at National Grid - Full-board accommodation whilst at our academy - Pension scheme - London-weighting allowance - Sharesave options - Leisure facilities and events
- Transmission Network Control Centre & Power System Engineer – Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering (Power Systems Management) - Substations – Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering (Transmission) - Cyber Security – Level 4 Cyber Security Risk Analyst (Level 4 diploma in IS Security Professional Competence) - Project Controls – Level 4 Associate Project Manager (Level 4 APM Diploma in Project Management) - IT - Level 4 IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals (Level 4 diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals and a Diploma for ICT Professionals (systems and principles))
To find the specific qualifications you'll need for each of our Programmes please review our Apprentice Requirements Sheet.
To make sure you end up in the best possible role, we’ve created a 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. Start by completing the online application form.