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    Graduate careers
    Charged with potential



Graduate careers
Charged with potential

  • A career with purpose

    Graduates are the future of National Grid. Bringing fresh thinking, new perspectives and enthusiasm to our team, we’ll give you real responsibility and an opportunity to make an impact from day one – putting the power to supercharge your career in your hands.

    Our 18-month rotational programmes are made up of three, six-month placements, except for the Finance programme, which is three years long and consists of three, 12-month placements. They’re a fantastic way to kick off your career: you’ll put the skills you’ve developed to good use and build on a whole host of new ones by completing comprehensive training modules in a supportive, welcoming environment.

  • A career with purpose

    Graduates are the future of National Grid. Bringing fresh thinking, new perspectives and enthusiasm to our team, we’ll give you real responsibility and an opportunity to make an impact from day one – putting the power to supercharge your career in your hands.

    Our 18-month rotational programmes are made up of three, six-month placements, except for the Finance programme, which is three years long and consists of three, 12-month placements. They’re a fantastic way to kick off your career: you’ll put the skills you’ve developed to good use and build on a whole host of new ones by completing comprehensive training modules in a supportive, welcoming environment.

  • 18-month Graduate Programme

    Play your part in ensuring the delivery of energy across the nation.

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  • 36-month Finance Graduate Programme

    Define the future of our network

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Finding the right Graduate Development Programme for you is no easy task. As someone who possess the perfect mix of a positive attitude, an innate willingness to learn and a hunger for success, one of our Programmes could be the one.

As a Graduate with us, you’ll be supported by our ambitious growth strategy which includes a comprehensive training and development plan. But it’s not as simple as telling you what we want you to hear – you need to demonstrate to us that you’re able to put all this knowledge to use effectively and successfully. You’ll play an active part in our business and demonstrate your ambition every single day. 

Each programme will have different entry requirements; you will need a minimum Bachelor’s degree at a 2.2 or above. Take a look at the list of Graduate programmes and the requirements needed before you apply.

  • MyPlus Students Club

    MyPlus Students’ Club exists to offer specialist careers advice to students who have a disability or long-term health condition.

    At National Grid, we see ability rather than disability and enable everybody to reach their full potential. We help create an inclusive, diverse, and disability aware workplace. We encourage employees to be able to talk about and disclose their disabilities and get the support they need to reach their potential.

  • MyPlus Students Club

    MyPlus Students’ Club exists to offer specialist careers advice to students who have a disability or long-term health condition.

    At National Grid, we see ability rather than disability and enable everybody to reach their full potential. We help create an inclusive, diverse, and disability aware workplace. We encourage employees to be able to talk about and disclose their disabilities and get the support they need to reach their potential.

Rewards and Benefits

Graduates joining us will receive a starting salary of £29,254 (Bachelors) / £30,318 (Masters), and a £2000 joining bonus, plus:

  • 25 days holiday
  • £2,400 completion payment (received at the end of the 18-month programme)
  • Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business
  • Cost of living allowance (Inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
  • Pensions 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
  • Additional annual leave when you move between placements
  • Assistance with moving personal belongings

Here’s how to apply

  • Stage 1 Online Application

Complete the online application form. Your application should take around one hour to complete, but you can save it and return to it later. You can only apply for one programme in your application.

All you will need is details about yourself, including your educational history, course title and qualification, some knowledge about National Grid and the role you're applying for.

  • Stage 2 Video Interview

The video interview will consist of a series of questions. You will be asked competency-based questions that look at different elements of your personality and workstyle.

You'll be able to record and complete your interview anytime and anywhere.

Consider a space where there's likely to be fewer distractions and in an environment that you feel comfortable in.

Read Hire Vue’s Video Interview Tips

  • Stage 3 Game-Based Assessments

Complete a series of short online games that look at different elements of your cognitive, emotional, and social traits.

You will need access to a device that can connect online and be used in a quiet space.

Technical difficulties? Visit Hire Vue’s Candidate Support Centre

  • Stage 4 Assessment Centre

You will be invited to attend one of our assessment centres, where you'll experience a number of exciting activities.

We will provide more details about the assessment centre closer to the time. We have prepared to hold these either virtually or in person, this will be dependent on current government guidelines at the time.

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