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Graduate Economist, Electricity System Operator


Wokingham, GB, RG41 5BN Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

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Requisition Number:  22961
Job Category:  Graduates
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About the role

As an Economist Graduate within the Electricity System Operator, you will carry out research, collect large amounts of data and complete vital work at the heart of Great Britain’s energy industry, ensuring our high voltage electricity system and the commercial infrastructure that underpins it, meets the fast-growing need of consumers 


You will work with some of the best people across the energy industry and within National Grid to understand the ever-evolving economics of the electricity system and its interactions with the whole energy system. And ultimately, you will strongly support the delivery of our ambition to operate a zero-carbon system by 2025 as well as designing a whole system strategy that delivers for stakeholders and consumers. You will create innovative ways taking into account the economics of power systems and its economic dependencies with other systems, helping us become a trusted partner to the whole energy industry.


What you need


To be considered for this role you'll need to be on track to achieve/achieved a 2.2 in the following degree disciplines:

  • Economics
  • Maths
  • Business related degree


You must also be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.


You will only be able to apply for one role per programme (i.e. one graduate role) for this campaign. Please ensure you apply to your most preferred role. Those who apply for more than one, will be withdrawn and asked to confirm their preference.

What you'll get


We're proud to offer a competitive salary from £29,254 (Bachelors degree) or £30,318 (Masters degree)


The opportunity is located in Warwick or Wokingham


The closing date for this role is Sunday 7th November. National Grid ESO’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.


Click here to download and read the full job description, what you'll do on programme and what further benefits you will receive.

At National Grid ESO, 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.