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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. We’re looking for fresh talent and innovative thinking. If you’re passionate about the future of energy and excited by the prospect of working as part of a dynamic, inspiring team then you could be right for National Grid. 

The Role

Our 18-month programmes are made up of three, six-month placements, with the exception of 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.

Our programmes fall into three departments: Engineering and Technical, Non-Technical and Commerical and Business Support. 


We're passionate about providing a work environment where everyone feels welcome and confident to bring their whole self to work. So if you're inspired by opportunity, driven to succeed and always on the search for new ways to develop, find out are we the right fit for you. 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.

Each programme will have different entry requirements; you will need a minimum Bachelors degree at a 2.2 or above. 

What you can expect from us

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

Graduates joining us will receive a starting salary of £28,709 (Bachelors) / £29,753 (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