Higher Apprentice Assistant Project Manager/ PMO Analyst , Electricity Transmission


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA London, GB, SE15 1LR Leeds, GB, LS15 8ET

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Requisition Number:  36743
Job Category:  Higher Apprenticeship Programme
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About the role


Joining a Higher Apprentice Programme at National Grid gives you the opportunity to be responsible for the successful planning and delivery of project work, with real responsibility from day one. 


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. 


As a Higher Apprentice in the Project Delivery team, you’ll gain experience in all aspects of health and safety management, quality management, collaborating with contractors, and programme management including: 


  • Supporting Project Managers and their teams during project delivery 
  • Understand the project milestones  
  • Support with project reporting and site coordination with stakeholders  
  • Help with the management of the contractor’s performance to meet the key project deliverables  
  • Ensure Quality and Safety procedures are being adhered to throughout the course of the projects  
  • Work with contractors and third parties to develop a safety culture in line with National Grid standards 
  • Support with the collection and management of project documentation 
  • Attend project meetings and support with weekly reports  
  • The opportunity to be involved in project planning and programme management of live projects  
  • Work with Operations to ensure and understand safety from the system. 


By achieving all of this you’ll be making sure we build our projects to time, cost, and quality.   


Within the Planning, Estimating, Risk and Reporting team, you’ll gain experience in all aspects of estimating, risk and cost management including:   


  • Participating in scheme teams, preparing budget estimates for future construction projects through their development from business case to contract award 
  • Supporting Project Managers and their teams during project delivery 
  • Maintaining the Cost Book, we use to estimate the process of our work to reflect market trends by analysing tender submissions and outturn prices on completed projects 
  • Helping to run risk workshops and scanning project risk registers to identify and flag broader risk trends that might impact our portfolio 
  • Understanding how projects interact with each other and the operational constraints of a live system with National Grid’s outage plan 
  • The opportunity to be involved in project planning and programme management of live projects.   

About you


If you’re keen to earn while you learn, our Project Delivery Higher Apprenticeship Programme is a great opportunity to gain a level 4 Diploma in Project Management which has been accredited by the APM (Association of Project Management) with the potential to lead to a degree. Or, if you already have a degree, it’s an ideal way to specialise in a vital, demanding, and growing area. 


Thanks to the mix of formal study at college and practical experience at our offices in Warwick, you’ll develop well-rounded skills. Upon successful completion of the programme, you can look forward to a permanent job within the Delivery team. 


As one of our Higher Apprentices, we’ll help you develop your skills through a combination of practical work and academic study, all the while providing you with the passion, skills and knowledge you need to power all our futures.    


You will need to have a GCSE in English Language and Math at Grade 5/C or above (or equivalent) with one of the following:   


  • 2 A levels / A2: Grades A* - C (1 must be in either Math, Physics, Chemistry or Computing) 
  • BTEC National Certificate OR Diploma Level 3 in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Computing or Business Skills at Grade Merit or Distinction  
  • HNC/HND in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Computing at Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction 
  • Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Maths, or Business Management   

What you'll get


We are proud to offer a starting salary of £25,874. 


As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our Higher Apprenticeship Programmes are like no other!  You’ll gain an insight into how we work at National Grid, understand what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits: 

  • 25 days holiday   
  • Full-board and accommodation whilst at our academy   
  • Pensions and share-option scheme  
  • Invitation to join NewNet, our new starters network and one of our employee resource groups 
  • Flexible Benefits & Working    
  • Close mentorship and regular feedback   
  • Volunteering opportunities   


National Grid is committed to the personal development of our staff.  Joining us, you’ll be supported as you develop a wide range of business, and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience. You’ll work closely with your line manager to establish and navigate through a Personal Development Plan that is tailored to your needs.

About us


National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid. We’re 30,000 colleagues strong.  In the UK, National Grid don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt. 

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition as we focus on building a cleaner, greener future. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 

Our values and principles


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require. 

Further Information


The closing date for this role is 26th February 2023, however, we encourage you to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.  


Assessment centres will be held from March 2023

At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.