£22,906 - £30,053

About us

National Grid is at the heart of the energy future, and our people are at the heart of National Grid. We’re 30,000 colleagues strong. In the UK, National Grid don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition as we focus on building a cleaner, greener future. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values and principles

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

About the role

Would you like to start your career in an ethical organisation that serves every single person in England and Wales? Then our Year in Industry Placement might just be for you.

As owners of Wales and England’s electricity transmission network, we’re at the vanguard of the energy transition. We’re spending £24 billion over the next five years on sustainable energy, and are one of the FTSE’s biggest investors in the delivery of Net Zero.

As we make these kinds of moves we’re looking for the brightest engineering undergraduates to help us.

We’re offering a year’s paid placement. You’ll be based in our Asset Operations department where we look after the physical assets that make electricity happen, such as overhead lines and substations.

As an undergraduate on our Asset Management Engineer placement, you’ll be helping invest in and look after National Grid by maintaining and upgrading our assets.

You’ll be contributing to big, exciting projects with real life applications. For example, you might be working on building a substation that will provide electricity for hundreds of thousands of people. Or perhaps on an under-the-sea interconnector that joins us to the European electricity grid.

You’ll get to see and experience in person all the things you read about in your textbooks. It’s a great way to put your academic theory into practise and strengthen your CV. Plus, if we’re really impressed and there’s an open position, we might just offer you a job once you’ve finished your degree! There is also the option to join our graduate scheme too.

“Everyone was so nice, I felt welcomed into the team from day one. It’s also a great way to get your foot in the door – a year-long interview to show what you’re made of!”
Oliver Rowell, Undergraduate

What you'll need

You'll need to be in your penultimate year at university doing a STEM degree.

You’ll also ideally have a valid full UK Driving License.


This role is based in Warwick with flexible, hybrid working.

We care about your wellbeing and want you to get the best out of your working environment, so our future for office-based teams is hybrid. Hybrid working is a mix between home and office working. Flexibility is the key, what’s important is that it meets the needs of the colleague and the business, and that you agree the best approach for you and your team with your manager.

Application Deadline

We recruit on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies once we have enough applications. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

Assessment centres will be held from December 2023 onwards.

What you'll get

As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our Industrial Placement programmes are like no other. You’ll gain an insight into how we work at National Grid, and understanding of what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:


  • Starting salary of £22,906
  • 26 days holiday
  • A chance to land a place on our Graduate Development Programme depending on the performance outcome during your placement.
  • Pensions and share-option scheme
  • Flexible Benefits
  • 3 days development training. close mentorship and regular feedback
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Invitation to join Newnet, our new starters network and employee resource group

You could gain more than just experience. If you do well during your placement you might leave us with an offer to join our Graduate Development Programme after you successfully complete your Degree, leaving you free to concentrate on your studies in your final year.

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