Get the inside buzz from graduates at UK Power Networks

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"Ambitious, innovative, diverse."
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...

"Application, online assessments, video interview and finally an assessment centre...."

"The company culture varies from office to office. In the smaller offices I've found..."

"The dress code is business attire although a shirt and jumper seem to be tolerated...."

"A work day is seven and a half hours plus lunch, so long as you do the hours you..."

"It's a good pay package for an entry level job."

"Raffles for free tickets to events are occasionally available. There's a good pension..."

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

"I was asked why I wanted the job and what challenges I thought the company may face..."

"We have recycling in the office, a bike4work scheme, connecting renewable energy..."

"Most managers, in particular the senior management, interact very well with employees..."

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

"The variety of work and the environment. The level of responsibility given at a graduate..."

"There can be a lack of structure making it dependent on the individual to pursue..."

"UK Power Networks won the Utility of the Year award in 2012 and we were responsible..."

"Good employer in terms of pay, job security and work/life balance but perhaps not..."

"I chose UK Power Networks as it is a very good company to work for and offered me..."

"There's a wide variety of training on offer."

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

"I think there should be a bigger graduate intake each year."

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