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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  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Science

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Undergrad intake: 50+
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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Susan McDonald

Graduate Engineer (Energy)

I decided on a career in engineering after spending ten days at NASA via the Scottish Space School as a teenager. In my first year at university I applied to the IET Power Academy scholarship fund and gained sponsorship from my current employer....

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Prestigious BiTC award for National Grid

National Grid has been named UK Responsible Business of the Year 2014 - Business in the community’s top award, in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. This award recognises the efforts we’ve been making to embed sustainable business practices and support and work with our communities and the positive difference we make to society and the environment. The judging panel commended National Grid for developing a...

Oct 21, 2014

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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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Erinn Sapsford, Placement Student

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...

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Javid Khan

Group Strategy Manager

Since leaving the graduate scheme I spent a further two or three years working in operations where I gained a lot of man-management and operational type experience. Following on from that I moved to a more central asset management type function...

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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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