IT Graduate Software Engineer 2022
Join our team as a Software Engineer and you will have the opportunity to be involved in the product development process from ideation to launch, in collaboration with colleagues in the wider IT and Digital team, using best practices in software engineering. We have roles in various teams across our IT and Digital organization including the need for specialists in Web and Data development.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 Degree classification in one of the following disciplines:
- Computer Science
- Software Engineering
- User Design/Front End Technologies
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 Those who apply for more than one, will be withdrawn and asked to confirm their preference.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
We have a variety of opportunities across our IT and Digital organisation. You’ll get to work on new and exciting products, use up-to-date tech stack and actively contribute to the success of the team by innovating, participating in technical discussions, and contributing to the development of products that will transform the organization.
Depending on the specific role, you may be involved in a number of the following activities:
- Deliver new applications or frameworks in the form of novel software and hardware solutions to inform the future strategic direction of the business.
- Leverage and deploy existing software and hardware as part of existing IT assets to refine technical solution methodology.
- Support the development of investment papers and technical solution proposals to meet business requirements.
- Aid the assurance of design deliverables to ensure workable solutions are relayed to service delivery functions through implementing rigorous quality-check processes.
- Assist in the development of systems and applications through writing structured code for optimal technical delivery.
- Document progress updates and development timeline to streamline delivery approach of technical and business solutions.
- Ensure that solutions provided conform to the National Grid strategic vision, goals and roadmaps when appropriate.
If you have a keen interest in new technology and software development, this role will appeal to you. Knowledge of lean software development methodologies (eg Agile) would be advantageous. We are looking for people who in addition to their technical aptitude, can engage with and influence stakeholders including colleagues, partner organisations and project sponsors in the wider business.
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 £29,254 (Bachelors) / £30,318 (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
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 ESO, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.
As a National Grid ESO employee, you’ll treat our 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 our 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 ESO, 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.