Get the inside buzz from graduates at UK Power Networks

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"A company that operates by its values and provides an essential service."
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...

"The most daunting part was having to prepare for, and do, the video interview. This..."

"Managers value your well-being and development."

"In my experience, office space is quiet, there's not too much interaction within..."

"Good hours that come with flexibility."

"We are paid a competitive salary with well-defined, competitive progressions."

"You may get a company car depending on your role. The company also has no problem..."

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

"I was asked a lot of questions related to competencies as well as a number of technical..."

"There are many innovation projects around Low Carbon London."

"Managers are very accessible and willing to offer advice on career progression. You..."

"There is a dedicated diversity team. 'Diversity and Inclusiveness' is one of the..."

"Previous graduates have obtained line manager positions and further. The company..."

"The company actively promote volunteering - all employees get two days to contribute..."

"I've done project management of new connections to sites and ongoing plant maintenance...."

"The flexibility of first year of graduate scheme - you have the ability to choose..."

"The trade union can sometimes cause problems but is mostly beneficial."

"We've won the No.1 Utility of the Year award two years in a row and three times in..."

"Fair pay and challenging opportunities."

"UK Power Networks is one of the UK's best distribution network operators."

"There has been extensive training, much of which is important for the job role but..."

"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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