Industrial Placements 2021
Take command over your career with a year in industry at National Grid. Over 12 months, you'll have the chance to put into practice the skills you’ve been shaping at university in a cutting-edge work environment.
We’re looking for passionate, curious and driven individuals to help us drive our business forward over one eye-opening year. Over 12 months, you’ll develop personally, gain invaluable professional experience, and set the foundation for future success. With unrivalled training, on-the-job learning and a chance to land a place on our Graduate Programme, this could be the start of a remarkable career for the right individuals.
On the 12-month industrial placement, you'll get to enjoy a rich experience. Different routes allow you to bring different qualities, but whatever department you join you'll be able to collaborate, with a hunger to make an impact on the world.
Whether you take an Engineering & Technical route, meaning that you play a pivotal role in keeping energy flowing around the UK. Or you go down the Non-Technical & Commercial route where you'll be able to satisfy the energy demands. From constructing new tunnels and installing cabling, to making sure the network is fit for purpose. Then there's the Business Support direction where although you're not directly involved with the transmission of energy your insight will direct our future - and your passion will ensure we're ready for anything.
Now you know what’s involved, discover what different routes you can follow on the Undergraduate Industrial Placement:
Finance drives our financial performance through sound business insights. Engaging with all areas of the National Grid business, they play a key role in helping us make sound decisions.
Empowering National Grid in an increasingly fast-changing energy industry, by building and maintaining innovative, reliable and secure technology platforms. That’s the purpose of this global function.
Global Procurement source £4.3 billion in goods and services each year to support our business. And, by doing that, they help us drive value, deliver innovation and improve our supply-chain performance.
Joining us, you’ll help build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders so we can continue to operate, maintain and improve our networks across the UK.
System Operator & Electricity System Operator
Be responsible for the long-term strategy, planning and real-time operation of our gas and electricity networks in England and Wales – and make sure we always deliver a first-class service.
What you can expect from us
A year in industry is your opportunity to see if a career at National Grid is the right fit for you. If you enjoy your experience and impress us with your abilities, you could start your final year with a place on the Graduate Development Programme – a fantastic opportunity to build a career with endless opportunities.
Rewards and Benefits
- Starting salary of £19,835 p.a.
- 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
- A chance to land a place on our Graduate Development Programme depending on performance during the placement
- Invitation to join NewNet, our new starters network and employee resource group
- Opportunity to work across the UK
- 3 days development training, close mentorship and regular feedback
- Support and fund EngTech for desired institutions