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Engineering Graduate, National Grid Ventures

National Grid

National Grid

warwick, uk
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Engineering Graduate, National Grid Ventures


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  NGV Interconnectors
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  49099
Department:  Graduates
Job Function: 

About us


National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid. We’re 30,000 colleagues strong.  In the UK, National Grid 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.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition as we focus on building a cleaner, greener future. 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


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

About the role


National Grid Ventures (NGV) is our business area which focuses on energy ventures, including Interconnectors. Interconnectors play a key part in the UK’s energy industry, connecting us to our neighbouring countries and providing sustainable, flexible energy transmission. NGV currently owns and operates a portfolio of interconnectors and is in the process of constructing and developing a number of further interconnectors. As well as providing National Grid with strong financial performance, successful operation of these interconnectors offers the GB System Operator a greater diversity of supply, facilitates competition across Europe and helps address the intermittency issues posed by renewables.


The purpose of this role is to provide technical support to the Interconnectors business to ensure efficient, safe and reliable assets across our portfolio of Interconnectors. Your involvement will directly impact how we manage, design, operate and maintain our assets, in addition to great exposure to construction activities.


As an Interconnector Engineer Graduate, you will have the opportunity to work across a variety of projects within Interconnectors. Some of these will focus on Interconnectors and others will be focusing on upcoming projects in the design phases. No week will be the same within this role, collaborating well with other people will be vital to succeed in this role. Examples of work for an Interconnector Engineer Graduate include:


•             Project managing external contractors who are delivering services on operational sites

•             Identifying innovative asset management interventions and applying these to our assets

•             Solving problems that arise during design phases with an engineering focus

•             Analysing technical documentation and making recommendations


You will be joining the growing Interconnector team at an exciting time, with the Net Zero challenges and new projects being investigated, Interconnectors is at the heart of this within National Grid Ventures. Alongside this, the training provided during the Graduate Programme will set you up for a successful career within National Grid.


About you


To be successful in this role, you'll have a STEM-related degree, preferably in Engineering. However, a genuine interest and passion in the Energy Industry and how it works is more vital.


In addition:


  • Problem solving and analytical skills are required, along with innovative thinking
  • Interest in the Energy transition to net zero, HV technologies and the UK energy industry
  • Desire to develop yourself in both technical and non-technical skills, such as striving for Chartership (if Engineer) and also emotional intelligence
  • Enthusiasm for the Graduate Programme and the opportunities it offers, you will be expected to be fully involved and committed to the programme

What you'll need


You'll need to achieve a 2.1 in a STEM-related degree; however it doesn’t matter when you got this or if you are currently working towards it. We just need you to be eager to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting.

You’ll also ideally have a valid full UK Driving License.



This role is based in Warwick with flexible, hybrid working.

We care about your wellbeing and want you to get the best out of your working environment, so our future for office-based teams is hybrid. Hybrid working is a mix between home and office working. Flexibility is the key, what’s important is that it meets the needs of the colleague and the business, and that you agree the best approach for you and your team with your manager.


Application Deadline


We recruit on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies once we have enough applications. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

Assessment centres will be held from December 2023 onwards.

What you'll get


We are proud to offer a starting salary of £33,154 (Bachelor’s) or £34,300 (Master’s).

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, understand what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:

•             £2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme

•             26 days holiday

•             £2,400 payment on successful completion of the programme

•             Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business, and additional annual leave for when you move between placements plus assistance with moving personal belongings

•             Cost of living allowance (inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)

•             Other benefits include pension and share-option schemes, Flexible Benefits, close mentorship and regular feedback, and volunteering opportunities



At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.