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Apprenticeships LIVE with the National Grid

Apprenticeships LIVE with the National Grid

Want to know more about the exciting apprenticeship opportunities at National Grid?

Apprenticeships LIVE is a live streamed event that broadcasts to thousands across the country wanting to find out more about apprenticeships and the exciting developments happening within different companies and sectors.

This live event focused on the apprenticeship programme at National Grid. The live broadcast featured some apprentices and a recruiter who shared their stories and provided advice on the application process.

The live chat is open now next to the video player so feel free to leave us a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to the team from National Grid

Broadcast length 40 minutes

About the National Grid

National Grid is one of the world’s largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly. National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.

We are committed to safeguarding our global environment for future generations and providing all our customers with the highest standards of service through investment in our networks and through our talented, diverse workforce. National Grid owns the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales and operates the system across Great Britain.

It also owns and operates the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain and its distribution business delivers gas to 11 million homes and businesses. In the US, National Grid distributes electricity to nearly five million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.

Owning 4,160 megawatts of electricity generation, it is the largest power producer in New York State supplying power to over one million customers on Long Island. It is also the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern US, delivering gas to 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. National Grid also has a number of related businesses such as LNG importation and storage, land remediation and metering.

To find out more about the National Grid apprenticeship programme visit:-

  • Jade Aubrey

    Project Management Higher Apprentice

    “My apprenticeship has given me a fantastic opportunity to understand the core functions of a major business. Now in the final year of my apprenticeship, I work solely within the Project Controls Function at National Grid. While being in the Project Controls team, I have been involved in many major projects and have been able to develop my project management skills further. I am really enjoying my time within the company and I look forward to my future at National Grid.”

  • Nicholas Gould

    Portfolio Planner, North East Region

    Nic joined National Grid in 2016 on the Portfolio Planning Higher Apprenticeship course, he graduated this course in August 2018 with a Foundation Degree in Power System Engineering from Aston University.

    “In my role, I am responsible for negotiating system access on National Grid’s transmission system and coordinating the correct resource to complete the required maintenance. The work I plan ranges from replacing emergency light fittings, to multi billion pound wind farm connections such as the Hornsea connection. It’s essential to be adaptable in my role, where system faults and other constraints can change an entire years plan overnight. ”

  • Chris Stewart

    Brand and Attraction Resourcing Business Partner

    Chris joined National Grid in 2012 as a Recruiter for the Electrical Engineering division. In 2015 he jumped at the chance of a move to the newly created Brand & Attraction team.

    “My job is to position National Grid as an employer of choice in the UK, I also need to ensure that we hire top level talent into all of our positions. The New Talent recruitment team hire around 200 Graduates and Apprentices each year which means creating a robust, dynamic attraction strategy is absolutely essential.”

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