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

Are you ready to turn your ambition into a fulfilling career? If you join our Finance Undergraduate Programme, you’ll be empowered and supported to own and grow your career in the direction you choose.

Our Finance function delivers the insights that drive our financial outperformance and long-term value. We engage with all areas of the National Grid business reporting on performance and acting as partners to aid in decision making. On the programme, you’ll gain exposure to different parts of our business and be an integral part of the team from the start. The finance function plays an important role across a number of areas, and you’ll be actively involved in the following:

  • playing an integral part in business decision making
  • planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • reporting and commentary
  • maintaining strong controls and financial integrity
  • supporting business and finance initiatives to drive performance and efficiencies
  • understanding of the finance systems and data structures

About you

Finance is a crucial function of National Grid and affects every aspect of the company

You should be able to able to demonstrate:

  • strong analytical and numerical skills
  • effective communication with the ability to engage people at every level
  • a passion to drive success
  • an ability to work well with others
  • initiative and intellectual curiosity to find a better way

You don’t need prior work experience; we will teach you everything you need to know to have a successful and rewarding career in Finance.

What you'll need

You will need to be on track to pass an undergraduate degree in any discipline. You don’t need prior experience; we will teach you everything you need to know to develop into a future Finance leader.


This opportunity will be based at Warwick.

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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