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Undergraduate Commercial Analyst, Electricity System Operator (12-month Industrial Placement)

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This programme may consist of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.

Qualifications: You must be in your penultimate year at university and be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in your discipline.

About the role

As a Commercial Undergraduate within the Electricity System Operator(ESO), you'll do vital work at the heart of the UK's energy industry, ensuring our high voltage electricity network, plus the commercial infrastructure that underpins them, meet the fast-growing needs of consumers.

You'll work with the best business people across the energy industry and within National Grid to solve a wide range of complex problems. You'll come up with innovative new ways to do business and manage business-to-business relationships.

What you'll do

As an ESO commercial undergraduate you could become involved in;
Predict the nation's energy needs for the coming decades so we can understand how our networks and policies might have to change.

Supporting on analytical work that defines the future direction for the transmission networks.

Being part of a team that collaborates closely with industry stakeholders to ensure the electricity systems of the future meet their expectations, needs and wider industry wide challenges such as the 2050 climate change targets, working with colleagues from the commercial, regulatory, financial and technical areas of our business.

Work with energy industry colleagues, the European Commission and national bodies to develop and implement amendments to industry codes that set out how the energy markets operate.

Work out our charging rules and collect our revenues.

What's in it for you

Whatever your specific responsibilities, if you want to learn from the leading experts in the industry who are solving some of the biggest energy challenges we have ever seen, you need to consider a placement in the Electricity System Operator.

What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £19,400 during your industrial placement as well as 25 days' holiday and close mentoring and feedback to ensure you get the most out of your placement. Best of all, if you have delivered excellent performance during your placement you may be offered an opportunity on our Graduate Development Programme at the start of your final year; leaving you free to concentrate on achieving that all important grade.

Who we are

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 2nd February, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further information

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West Midlands
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5