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National Grid

25 or 28 days holiday depending on level of role, plus eight statutory days – and options to buy extra holiday days

Annual Bonus (based on personal and company performance)

Generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave, as well as many other family provisions

Competitive contributory pension scheme (we’ll double-match your contribution to a max company contribution of 12% – for every £1 you put in, we put in £2)

Life Insurance at 10 x your basic salary

Hybrid working from the office and home

Access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

Company car and private medical insurance for senior roles only

Please note there is a different package for roles in the US

Listed as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022

1 for gender equality in the 2022 Equileap report

2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)

National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid.

 

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’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 

 

With an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

Our business areas

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Our strategic priorities

To achieve our vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future in a focused way we have a strategy that sets the bounds of our business. Guiding our efforts within this are four strategic priorities.

We’ll enable the energy transition for all

We’ll deliver for our customers efficiently

We’ll grow our organisational capability

We’ll empower our people for great performance

Driving National Grid’s Digital Transformation

National Grid chartDigital will play a key role in the journey to net zero, as the energy sector converges with transport, telecoms and other industries in the drive to whole system decarbonisation.

IT and Digital play an essential role in transforming the energy sector and delivering benefits to people.

We’re on a journey to digitalise our company and become the intelligent connected utility. But what does this mean?

We create products and drive National Grid’s business units to be more agile and digital-first, using new and disruptive technologies to help improve how we do our job – through cloud computing, artificial intelligence or machine learning to name just a few.

Developing new ways of working to make things simpler and easier – centred on the value created for our colleagues and customers. And with a product mindset, focused on ‘outcomes’ rather than ‘outputs’, we’ll see improved reliability, design, functionality and personalisation. Delivered through a purpose-led and results-driven culture.

This is all built around our three pillars of digital: reimagining the future, leveraging frontier technology, delivered in an agile methodology.

About Product Design

Our user-centered design practice is grounded in empathy, UX research rigor, and rooted in domain knowledge. We are focused on delivering product experiences that reimagine workflows and designs that improve decision-making and lead towards Grid modernization.

About Product Engineering

National Grid leads the charge towards a carbon-free future, our teams are embracing disruptive technology in our industry by working with Agile methodologies and adopting Digital mindsets to drive efficiency and bring new capabilities for our internal and external customers. Product Engineering plays a key role in the change.

Why are we an employer of choice for women

Our Grid for Good Accelerate programme, which aims to help people access training and employment opportunities in the energy sector, has partnered with STEM Returners to help STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) professionals aged 25 and over return to the sector after a career break.

Whilst the scheme helps solve the problem of sourcing talent in sectors with a shortage of skilled professionals, it also has the added benefit of increasing diversity at National Grid. STEM Returners’ population of experienced professionals attempting to return to work are 51% female and 38% from Black and ethnic minority groups, compared to 10% female and 6% from Black and ethnic minority groups working in the STEM industry.

Our Responsible Business Charter sets out what responsibility means for us, and what our commitments and ambitions are over the coming years. Our role as a responsible business is not just in the way we deliver energy to society. It’s also about our role in the communities we serve, the diversity of our workforce, and the levels of trust we have with our stakeholder and regulators.

The charter sets out what responsibility means for us and focuses on five areas where we can really make a difference.

Why is inclusion and diversity so important at National Grid?

Everyone wants to feel welcome at work and to feel as if they can be themselves. The best way to achieve this is through fostering an inclusive workplace, where diversity is embraced. We’re committed to creating a work environment where people are treated fairly and where everyone feels respected, valued and empowered to reach their full potential. Our mission is to build a business that represents, reflects and celebrates the cultures and communities we serve.

Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. 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.

Employee Resource Groups:

National Grid ERGs support the business commitment to create more awareness and education around inclusion, uniqueness, belonging and diversity.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERG) help build awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity so that everyone can be their true self and reach their full potential.

Each ERG is run by a committee of colleagues who volunteer from across the company. They develop programmes of activity which further our DEI goals and provide lots of opportunities to engage on different topics.

Our Women’s ERGs are Communities that promote equal opportunities for the professional development of women, attracting and creating a network of diverse talent to enable National Grid to deliver its strategic priorities and Bring Energy to Life.

Package and Benefits

National Grid is committed to the personal development of our staff. Joining us, you’ll be supported as you develop a wide range of leadership, business, and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience. You’ll work closely with your line manager to establish and navigate through a Personal Development Plan that is tailored to your needs.  We have a variety of specialist development courses aimed at women across their career journey.

At National Grid, we support hybrid working across our service territories to retain the benefits of remote working and on-site collaboration. We believe the results you achieve while working are more important than where you do your work. We believe that you and your line manager are best placed to make decisions for where you do your work.

Hybrid work arrangements are balanced to support the needs and performance of the business, and the individual. As business and individual needs adjust, we expect regular discussion between you and your line manager to ensure the arrangements continue to satisfy these needs.

  • 25 or 28 days holiday depending on level of role, plus eight statutory days – and options to buy extra holiday days
  • Annual Bonus (based on personal and company performance)
  • Generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave, as well as many other family provisions
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme (we’ll double-match your contribution to a max company contribution of 12% – for every £1 you put in, we put in £2)
  • Life Insurance at 10 x your basic salary
  • Hybrid working from the office and home
  • You’ll also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.
  • Company car and private medical insurance for senior roles only
  • Please note there is a different package for roles in the US

In addition, for Graduate and Apprenticeship schemes, we offer;

  • £2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme
  • £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 close mentorship and regular feedback, accreditation by the IMechE, IGEM and IET, and volunteering opportunities.

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