Get the inside buzz from graduates at UK Power Networks

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"Conscientious, flexible and good training."
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..."

"Managers value your well-being and development."

"All our offices are close to or attached to electricity substations rather than in..."

"The hours depend on the team and the office. There is some flexibility on start and..."

"Starting pay is really good with fixed increases for the following two years. Also..."

"Physiotherapy is offered if needed."

"There was an online application and aptitude tests. Then there was a video interview..."

"I was asked what I could bring to the company and why I wanted to work for it. There..."

"Any initiatives must first be profitable, then sustainable."

"I have had regular meetings and discussions with the CEO, directors and managers...."

"The company has many initiatives to promote diversity within the workplace. For example..."

"You can gain internal responsibility within the team very quickly. It may be difficult..."

"One of the company's three visions is to become a "respected corporate citizen" through..."

"Generally graduates are given project based work to complete. These projects are..."

"Competitive salary with good salary progression. Also, the first year allows for..."

"There can be a lot of travelling involved."

"It has won repeated awards including 'Utility of the Year'."

"Fair and helpful."

"I was most attracted to UKPN by the pay and the training provided."

"There's a wide variety of training courses that have been very informative as well..."

"UKPN runs an apprenticeship scheme and an engineering development scheme. There are..."

"Introduce more training tailored to individual roles."

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