Apprenticeships with National Grid

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Introduction Into National Grid

At National Grid, we’re powered by people. We keep the lights on and homes warm. We’re dreamers, big-thinkers, innovators and builders. We keep people connected and society moving, building a clean, fair and affordable future for everyone.

This is no easy feat, and it takes all of us. National Grid supplies us with the environment to make it all happen. Together, we Bring Energy to Life.

I had to choose between an IT apprenticeship here or a French Studies degree at Warwick University. I’m glad I decided to start working immediately, especially for such an exciting and impactful company. Every day I’m learning new things as I progress. Power is so essential to our everyday lives and I get to be part of the energy workforce. Growing in confidence through work, it surprised me how much the people around you want to bring out the best in you, supporting you in every aspect of work. Not just my inspirational mentor, but everyone I work with sharing words of wisdom and explaining how important it is to focus on your own strengths and weaknesses. - Business Analyst Apprentice, Janeece Hylton.

Who are National Grid?

National Grid is an energy company operating in the UK and the US, which plays a vital role in connecting millions of people to the energy they use. National Grid enable the innovation that is transforming the energy system. 

In the UK, National Grid own the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, and are responsible for making sure electricity is transported safely and efficiently from where it’s produced to where it’s needed.

The Electricity System Operator is a legally separate business, balancing supply and demand to ensure homes and businesses in Great Britain have the electricity they need 24/7. National Grid also own and operate the gas national transmission system in Great Britain, ensuring gas is transported safely and efficiently from where it’s produced to the places it’s consumed, balancing supply and demand day-to-day.

In the US, National Grid own and operate electricity distribution networks in upstate New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, own and operate electricity transmission facilities across the Northeast; including upstate New York, Massachusstts, New hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, and own and operate gas distribution networks across the north-eastern US. 

National Grid Ventures(NGV) and National Grid Partners businesses work internationally, NGV develops, operates and invests in large scale energy projects, technologies and partnerships across the UK and US to help accelerate the transition to clean energy proudly sponsored by National Grid in partnership with The Smallpiece Trust, this FREE one week residential programme is dedicated to encouraging young people study STEM subjects and understand how we keep the lights on, keep you warm now and in the future.

No matter who you are or where you come from if you have enthusiasm you can work for National Grid. There are so many routes into different apprenticeships and jobs. The scheme here is second to none, with a foundation degree at the end and on-the-job training. There’s also the small matter of earning while you’re learning. I felt I was immediately in a team of people who cared about me as a person and about my success – university friends, my line manager, my work colleagues. There are so many different and interesting opportunities available within such a big company, so you can have a job for life but with fresh new challenges.- Substation Engineer Apprentice, Kyriacos Yianni.
National Grid is an energy company operating in the UK and US. They deliver electricity and gas safely, reliably and efficiently to the customers and communities they serve – all while working towards a clean energy future.

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