Graduate scheme

£30,000 - £35,000

Our Cyber Roles

If defending IT infrastructure and networks or combating cyber-crimes appeals, then starting a career in cyber security is for you. Joining our 18-month Graduate Development Programme gives you the opportunity to work in a varied environment where no two days are the same, at the heart of a team protecting our assets.

As a Graduate in Cyber Security you will develop your skills so that you can join a department who make sure all our people, premises and systems stay safe and secure. As part of the team, you will be helping manage the risk of cyber threats which continually evolve and increase in sophistication and persistence, to protect our vital infrastructure. The services underpinning digital security are wide-ranging. You could make your mark in:

  • Cyber Security Services: Product and Engineering – plan, design, implement and support effective cyber security solutions
  • Operations – protect, detect, and respond to cyber incidents, provide specialist digital forensic support
  • Security Business Partnering – make projects secure and the business successful
  • Technology Risk – manage technology risks and assure controls across ESO
  • Strategic Risk & Governance – prevent and reduce the time to discover attacks via effective use of intelligence, define the risk view and develop the talent for success
  • Performance – define strategy and report security performance

About you

You’ll need to be curious, interested, and proactive, and have a minimum 2.2 Degree classification in a Cyber Security related degree (preferred) or computing related degree (acceptable).

You will also have a valid full UK Driving License at time of application (essential for the Cyber Security Engineering roles).

Joining our Graduate Programme means you’re ready to apply your academic knowledge in a practical setting. We’re on the lookout for driven individuals who are eager to learn, good at forming relationships, can communicate effectively, and are not afraid to ask questions when needed. Being a supportive team member is also a key part of this role.

To be successful in this role the following skills and experience are required:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Interest in the UK energy industry, markets and energy transition
  • Enthusiasm for the Graduate Programme and the opportunities it offers, you will be expected to be fully involved and committed to the programme

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.


We offer student vacancies based across the UK including Warwick, Leeds, London, Wokingham and Bristol. Some of our roles offer flexible, hybrid working depending on the role requirements.

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.

What you'll get

We are proud to offer a starting salary of £33,154 (Bachelor’s) or £34,300 (Master’s).

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

  • £2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme
  • 26 days holiday
  • £2,400 payment on successful completion of the programme
  • Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business, and additional annual leave for when you move between placements plus assistance with moving personal belongings
  • Other benefits include pension and share-option schemes, Flexible Benefits, close mentorship and regular feedback, and volunteering opportunities

More Details


£30,000 - £35,000

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Warwick, Leeds, London, Wokingham and Bristol

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