National Grid

3.9 /5 377 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)
Engineering Energy Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

About National Grid

National Grid’s job is to connect people to the energy they use, safely. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society—delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future.

National Grid holds a vital position at the centre of the energy system. We join everything up. We own and manage the grids that connect the energy sources to the people that use it. We’re the largest utility in the UK, running systems that deliver gas and electricity across the entire country, connecting people to the energy they use. In the North East US, we provide power directly to millions of customers.

We all rely on having energy at our finger tips: our society is built on it. From the warmth and light we rely on at home, and the power which keeps our factories and offices going, to the mobile communications and other technologies that are essential parts of our modern lifestyle.

We’re investing around £30billion over the next 8 years to develop and renew the UK’s energy infrastructure, leading the way on renewable energy. There’s never been a more interesting and exciting time to join National Grid.

Our Programme

Our Student Development Programme offers you a fantastic insight into a number of career paths that are crucial to its future success i.e. Technical Engineer, Commercial Analyst, Finance Analyst, Procurement Buyer and Information Services.

If you deliver excellent performance during your placement you will be offered an opportunity on our Graduate Development Programme at the start of your final year, leaving you free to concentrate on achieving that all important grade.

12 Month Industrial Placement

Offers to students across a number of degree disciplines who are in their penultimate year of their degree.

12 week Summer Internships

Offered to students across a wide range of degree disciplines in their penultimate year of their degree

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National Grid Latest Reviews

  • Process Management Intern

    I think the skills I have developed over the year will be invaluable throughout my career. I have learned skills at the age of 21 that could take many students a few years to develop. I feel my placement will not only assist me in my final year studies, but will put me ahead of the game when applying for graduate roles and/or future employment...


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  • Undergraduate Procurement Buyer

    I really enjoyed my placement year at National Grid. I was treated as a full member of staff, with real responsibility over important work. There was a great environment for learning with lots of support for development....


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  • Junior Quantity Surveyor

    My placement with National Grid was thoroughly enjoyable as it enabled me to become an integral member of a team and participate in a multitude of different events, meetings and tasks....


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National Grid Latest Case Study

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Engineering Placement

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Mechanical Engineering

I think the technical knowledge that I’ve gained is far greater than I would have got from university alone.

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Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us

2:2 (Two Two)

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