About us

By 2024, National Grid will operate enough interconnector capacity to power around 8 million UK homes. Big projects mean big numbers. That's why we need the right people behind these subsea engineering marvels.

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.

Commercial Operations team is a team within Interconnectors responsible for the technology and operations that underpin our commercial processes. The scope of the team covers the commercial operations of the IFA, IFA2, North Sea Link and Viking Link electricity interconnectors.

Working with our international partners, you'll help to define and implement improvements to our systems and processes to ensure they meet and exceed our customers’ expectations and get good exposure to projects that we run.

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.

At National Grid what we deliver is important, but how we deliver is just as important. Our core values are Do the Right Thing, Find a Better Way and Make It Happen, and this extends to our colleagues, customers and the community.

About the role

We’re offering a 12-month Commercial Operations Industrial Placement situated in the vital and strategic environment of National Grid Ventures. This placement is an opportunity to work in a small team that plays an essential role in maintaining the reliability of our energy assets, with a strong focus on safety and efficiency.

Your responsibilities will cover a range of functions, including administration of our systems, reporting, dashboard creation, process improvement, project administration and other areas. This will give you great exposure to different disciplines and fields, including commercial operations, IT systems and project management.

This placement is ideal for someone looking to gain practical experience, develop their skills, and establish a foundation for a career in operations within the energy sector. If you are up for a hands-on, educational, and beneficial experience, we encourage you to apply and become a part of our Commercial Operations team at National Grid Ventures.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and detail-oriented individual to join our Commercial Operations team at National Grid Ventures for a 12-month Industrial Placement. If you have moderate Excel skills, are able to work to deadlines, and enjoy teamwork, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

During your placement, you will develop skills in commercial operations, reporting, and stakeholder management, as well as gain an understanding of project and systems management principles. You will also become proficient in various systems and software including SharePoint, PowerPoint, and other systems we use.

This role is designed for someone eager to learn and ready to contribute to a dynamic team. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

What you'll need

You'll need to achieve a 2.1 in the 1st year of your degree and you’ll need to be eager to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting.

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 2024 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 Ventures, and understanding of what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:

  • Placement 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
  • Close mentorship and regular feedback
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Invitation to join Newnet, our new starters network and employee resource group

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