Get the inside buzz from graduates at UK Power Networks

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"Supportive and keen to develop graduates."
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.1 / 10
 
Hours
9.3 / 10
 
Salary
9.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.1 / 10
 
 
Training
8.5 / 10
 

Pros

  • There’s a lot of flexibility allowed with hours to promote a good work/life balance.
  • There are lots of opportunities to undertake challenging work in a variety of roles.
  • Graduates are confident of progressing through the early parts of their career paths.
  • Colleagues at all levels are friendly and offer lots of support.

Cons

  • Some of the training could be more geared towards specific roles.
  • Workloads can regularly be high but may in fact feel too low when first starting.
  • It can be unclear how to progress at higher levels of the company.
  • It’s sometimes necessary to pursue work.

What insiders say about...

"Be sure to study the company, what they do, how they work and what the company values..."

"Supportive, helpful and friendly colleagues."

"The dress code is business casual but not strictly enforced if you're in the office..."

"The company operates flexi-time, which is very convenient for everyone."

"I cannot complain at all about the salary."

"We get expenses and the mileage rate is very fair."

"The selection process consists of a series of stages starting from submitting your..."

"We were asked a list of competency-based questions generally pertaining to past work..."

"There seems to be a lot of emphasis on green initiatives and reducing carbon emissions...."

"Managers are always (in my experience) open to discussion and giving advice."

"It's male dominated but that's an engineering issue more than a UKPN one. Ethnicity..."

"The pay bands before management seem achievable and relatively unobstructed."

"A part of the company's vision is to be a "respected corporate citizen". Employees..."

"I'm very satisfied as my work directly affects the outcomes of projects."

"Great opportunities for career progression."

"In such a large company you may find yourself disappearing into the background."

"Not only is UK Power Networks responsible for the distribution of electrical power..."

"Ambitious, driven, developing."

"I chose UK Power Networks for the good salary, potential career progression and,..."

"A lot of training is provided, whether it be technical or project management including..."

"As far as I am aware, the application process is open to anyone with the right qualifications...."

"I think some of the training could be more specific to graduates."

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