IT Graduate Business Partnering 2022
If you have a keen interest in new technology, like working with others and have strong interpersonal, communication and engagement skills, enjoy analysis and have a structured, problem-solving mindset, then we’re looking for you. We have various opportunities in the teams who are responsible for building strong, collaborative relationships with IT’s customers across National Grid as we transform to a digitally enabled business. In order to deliver a great service, you will also need to work with a varied range of people across the whole of IT, and our partner supplier organisations. As part of a Business Partnering team you could be working in Project Management, Business Analysis, Architecture or Business Consultancy.
This position gives you the opportunity to participate in our IT Graduate Development Programme, an 18-month experience consisting of three 6-month placements in varying IT departments. Your ﬁrst placement will be in the role outlined below and you will return to this role following two broadening 6-month rotations where your knowledge of IT at National Grid will be expanded.
What you'll need
As one of our Graduates, you’ll have the chance to start putting your studies into practice. You’ll need to be curious and proactive. Ask questions. Be interested. Along with a 2:1 (preferred) or 2:2 (acceptable) Degree classification in one of the following disciplines:
• Computing, Business, Management, Economics (preferred) STEM (acceptable)
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 Those who apply for more than one, will be withdrawn and asked to confirm their preference.
Key tasks and areas of work
Our IT Business Partnering teams have a variety of opportunities in Business Consultancy, Solution Domain Architecture, Business Analysis, Project/Programme Management and Global IT organisational roles. Depending on the specific role, you may be involved in a number of the following activities:
- Partner with the business in the development of IT strategic plans, roadmaps and investment plans aligned to the needs of the business, making use of a range of consultancy techniques, methods, and processes as appropriate to ensure optimal outcomes.
- Facilitate requirements gathering/workshops with stakeholders in the business. Map business processes as they are and as we want them to be.
- Assist in the analysis of stakeholder objectives and uncover the underlying issues arising from the investigations, translate these into business requirements and problems, identify digital solution options and their potential benefits for consideration.
- Work with the business teams to understand their costs and find creative ways to increase value through technology and IT services.
- Co-ordinate and take part in testing and/or go live for new or updated applications.
- Manage projects from end to end, including: development of project mandates, business cases, investment proposals, risk management, project and integration plans, run meetings with stakeholders, utilise Agile/Safe methodology to deliver solutions, run procurement processes, manage the cost of delivery, maintain Management Information & tracking, support communications, ensure.
- Build a Foundational knowledge of architecture methods and architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, working closely with dedicated Senior Architects; proactively take part in the technical design, documentation and architecture governance across a complex delivery environment, support the maintenance of the enterprise architecture policies, procedures, standards and guidelines related to IT architecture solutions and assist with presentations of architecture solutions to key stakeholders.
If you have a keen interest in new technology, like working with others and have strong interpersonal, communication and engagement skills, enjoy analysis and have a structured, problem-solving mindset, this role will appeal to you. During the 18-month Graduate Programme, you will be working in one of the teams who are responsible for building strong, collaborative relationships with IT’s customers in the wider business. In order to deliver a great service, you will also need to work with a varied range of people across the whole of IT, and our partner supplier organisations.
What you'll get
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, and understanding of what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:
- Starting salary of £28,709 (Bachelors) / £29,753 (Masters)
- £2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme
- 25 days holiday • £2,400 payment on successful completion of the 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
- Volunteering opportunities
- Additional annual leave when you move between placements
- Assistance with moving personal belongings Along with all of this, you will get the opportunity to: • Build a good understanding of how technology can add value to the business.
- Have broad exposure at a senior level across National Grid.
- Develop consulting, stakeholder management, project management, business analysis and commercial capabilities.
- Develop a good understading of current and emerging digital technologies, best practices and the application of new technology.
- Experience exposure to key areas such as financial management, contract management, requirements gathering, solution deployment, risk management.
National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.
In the UK, we 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.
Society’s expectations of business and the role business plays in the world are changing. We share the belief that business needs to stand for something more than profitability. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to demonstrate our contribution to society more broadly – whether that’s by making sure young people today become the problem solvers of tomorrow, or in tackling climate change by reducing our own emissions and helping our customers use energy more efficiently.
The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. 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
At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing, find a better way and make it happen.
As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat your customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when your customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.
We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.