Job DescriptionAbout 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.About the role
With our mission to achieve Net Zero by 2050 we are looking for someone to help us to deliver energy security, to tackle climate change and to protect our people.
Join us and you will be at the heart of the real-time operation of the high voltage electricity transmission system across England and Wales.
You’ll work alongside our state-of-the-art Transmission Network Control Centre (TNCC) which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and manages everything from routine maintenance to storms and wildfires across all of England and Wales. The Control Centre is full of expert engineers who play a fundamental part in keeping the lights on!
Our Network Resilience team works alongside the Control Centre and is made up of a team of expert engineers and analysts who ensure that we are prepared for the ever-changing risks to our critical network such as climate change. How do we ensure that our equipment stands up to extreme weather such as flooding or excessive heat? Our team will be devising business continuity plans to ensure that our personnel and assets are protected and are able to function quickly in the event of an extreme weather event or other key risk areas e.g. in the event of a total or part shutdown of the Electricity Transmission system. It is also our team’s responsibility to investigate any Electricity Transmission System Loss of Supply events to ensure learning points are understood and preventive actions initiated.
Our 18-month Graduate Development Programme is split over three placements, each lasting six months. Your first placement will be within Network Resilience, giving you the chance to familiarise yourself with the teams and colleagues you will be working with. Where you spend your other two placements will be largely up to you and where your interests lie – as well as business need. You will be supported in networking with other business areas to secure projects which will build on your existing skills and teach you new ones, as well as developing your understanding of the wider business and providing value to your chosen team or department.
On completion of the graduate programme, you could be placed in any of the teams within Network Resilience, and your permanent post-programme role will depend on business need and availability. We will, however, do our very best to take your preferences into account; wherever you end up we will provide an exciting and rewarding future.
Joining our Graduate Programme means you’re ready to apply your academic knowledge in a practical setting. We’re on the lookout for driven individuals who are eager to learn, good at forming relationships, can communicate effectively, and are not afraid to ask questions when needed. Being a supportive team member is also a key part of this role.What you'll need
You’ll have a minimum 2.2 degree in a STEM discipline; however it doesn’t matter when you got this or if you are currently working towards it. We just need you to be eager to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting.
You’ll also ideally have some knowledge of Power Systems Engineering.Location
This role is based in Warwick with flexible, hybrid working.
We care about your wellbeing and want you to get the best out of your working environment, so our future for office-based teams is hybrid. Hybrid working is a mix between home and office working. Flexibility is the key, what’s important is that it meets the needs of the colleague and the business, and that you agree the best approach for you and your team with your manager.Application Deadline
We recruit on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies once we have enough applications. 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 December 2023 onwards.What you'll get
We are proud to offer a starting salary of £33,154 (Bachelor’s) or £34,300 (Master’s).
As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our Graduate 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:
• £2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme
• 26 days holiday
• £2,400 payment on successful completion of the programme
• Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business, and additional annual leave for when you move between placements plus assistance with moving personal belongings
• Cost of living allowance (inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
• Other benefits include pension and share-option schemes, Flexible Benefits, close mentorship and regular feedback, and volunteering opportunities
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