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
This is 12-month Undergraduate Industrial Placement where you will be working as part of one of the IT teams who are responsible delivering National Grid’s Transactions (Mergers and Acquisitions) projects. This could involve projects integrating new companies into the Group or separating divesting companies. You will be part of teams with a varied range of people across the whole of National Grid IT, the wider business and our partner supplier organisations. You could be working in a variety of Project Management, Business Analysis or Commercial roles.
As a member of the IT Transactions team, you will have a variety of opportunities in Project Management, Business Analysis and Commercial. Depending on the specific role you may be involved in some or all of the following:
- Facilitate requirements gathering/workshops with stakeholders in the business.
- Map business processes as they are and as we want them to be.
- Understand the costs of IT Services and support the commercial management of supplier services and contracts.
- Make use of a range of consultancy techniques, methods, and processes as appropriate to ensure optimal outcomes.
- Co-ordinate and take part in testing and/or go live for new or updated applications.
- Be involved in projects from end to end, including development of the project mandates, business cases, investment proposals and risk management, run project meetings with stakeholders, utilise Agile methodology to deliver solutions, manage the cost of delivery.
- The size and complexity of projects you may be involved in will vary from relatively small, up to larger projects that affect the whole of the National Grid business.
What you'll need
You’ll need to be in your penultimate year and expecting to achieve a minimum 2.2 Degree classification.
You are likely to be doing an IT/Computing/Business/STEM degree, but there are no specific degree requirements for the role and we welcome applications from other backgrounds.
You will, need to demonstrate strong numerical, analytical and communications skills and a keen interest in Technology in Business. Please note this is not a software engineering / coding role.
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.
The Transactions teams are predominately working remotely, coming together in an office for weekly meetings, hence you will need to be comfortable working independently in an unsupervised environment. You will receive the support you need to succeed, both from your colleagues on the projects and the wider business including the network of recent IT YII students and graduates, some of who have previously worked on Transactions projects.
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.