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

We’re offering a 12-month Finance Industrial Placement situated in the vital and strategic environment of BritNed, our electricity interconnector between Great Britain and the Netherlands. This placement is an opportunity to work in a small, international finance 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 finance functions, including processing month-end journals, assisting in the preparation of monthly financial and commercial reports, and managing BritNed VAT returns. You will also be involved in the audit process, year-end accounts, and conducting monthly balance sheet reviews. In collaboration with the BritNed finance team, you will work on improving accounts payable processes and strengthening financial controls. You will also support the preparation of NG forecasts (QRF) and the BritNed budget (MTP), gaining insight into the financial planning of our operations. As a member of both the BritNed and NGV finance teams, you will have the opportunity to understand various aspects of finance in the energy sector, with quarterly travel to the Netherlands providing additional exposure and learning opportunities. You will interact with a range of stakeholders including the BritNed Commercial team, wider BritNed team, NGV FP&A, NGV Finance Interconnectors, auditors, as well as the NG Tax team and external tax support.

This placement is ideal for someone looking to gain practical experience, develop their skills, and establish a foundation for a career in finance 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 finance team at National Grid.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join our Finance team at National Grid 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 awareness, financial reporting, and stakeholder management, as well as gain an understanding of VAT, corporation tax, and financial controls. You will also become proficient in various systems and software including Sage200, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.

This role is designed for someone eager to learn and ready to contribute to a dynamic finance 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, 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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