National Grid

National Grid's job is to connect people to the energy they use. From the warmth and light we rely on at home, and the power which keeps our factories and offices going, to the infrastructure and technologies that are essential parts of our modern lifestyle. The energy industry between now and 2050 is set to change dramatically and...

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National Grid is an international electricity and gas company.
National Grid serves around 19 million customers directly and many more indirectly.
Our local distribution networks deliver gas to around 11 million consumers.
We distribute electricity in the northeastern US to approximately 3.3 million customers.

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Graduate Opportunities (5)

Miners dig deep to keep London's lights on for the next 120 years

These are the miners tunnelling nearly 200 feet in the mud beneath London to help keep the capital’s lights on for the next 120 years. National Grid hopes the £1 billion London Power Tunnels project will supply electricity to the capital “for generations to come”. It will also power Crossrail through a “super-strength” generator in north-west London. Teams of three miners are working 12-hour shifts piloting tunnel-boring machines to cut through...

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My Placement with National Grid - Erinn Sapsford

I am in my final year at Northumbria University and studying Mechanical Engineering. I completed my Placement year with National Grid. As I began my search for a placement opportunity I quickly realised I didn’t really know what I wanted to do or where I wanted to work. I used Gradcracker to filter through the jobs and decided the type of engineering I was interested in. From this I saw an advertisement for National Grid and I applied for it. The selection process was fairly...

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Ali Shad

Power Academy Student, Construction

I was attracted to National Grid for several reasons, it’s a unique business, because it’s a monopoly but it’s highly regulated so it’s not like a number of other power companies within the sector which work on...

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Sally Nicholson

Power Systems Engineer

I first joined National Grid when I was 18 and I joined the Year in Industry programme - that was for 12 months. Then I actually enrolled onto National Grid’s sponsored student programme so I went to university full time and came back to...

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Construction to start on ‘world’s first’ commercial bio-substitute ...

National Grid investment means Swindon plasma recycling plant will go ahead by early 2017. National Grid’s Gas Distribution company has signed a £6.3 million deal to help fund the “world’s first” commercially operating bio-substitute natural gas plant in Swindon, which will make gas from household waste. The deal completes financing for the project, which is being run by Go Green Gas and enables construction of the £25 million plant to start....

Dec 7, 2016

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