About the role
Joining a Graduate Programme at National Grid gives you the opportunity to bring fresh thinking, new perspectives and enthusiasm to the company. You’ll have real responsibility and an opportunity to make an impact from day one. Advancing our Technology capabilities are vital to National Grid’s ability to realise our vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future. IT & Digital seeks to attract and develop high potential recruits, to enable the clean energy transition for all, deliver for our customers efficiently and ensure we maintain resilient, secure and compliant technology solutions. Our student programmes help you develop technical and leadership skills and build core competencies that will shape the future of how National Grid leverages technology.
Our 18-month programmes are made up of three, six-month placements and not only a great opportunity to join the Security team at National Grid but you will be part of a team responsible for delivering a crucial service to the National Grid business.
What you’ll need
As one of our Graduates, you’ll have the chance to start putting your studies into practice. You’ll need to be curious and proactive. Ask questions. Be interested. Along with a 2.1 Degree classification in one of the following disciplines:
• Cyber Security related degree (preferred)
• Computing related degree (acceptable)
What you’ll get
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, and understanding of what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits:
• Starting salary of £29,254 (Bachelors) / £30,318 (Masters)
• £2,000 bonus, once joined and started on programme
• 25 days holiday
• £2,400 payment on successful completion of the programme
• Up to £200 per month accommodation allowance as you move around the business
• Cost of living allowance (inner London, Metropolitan and Outer Metropolitan areas)
• Pensions and share-option scheme
• Flexible Benefits
• Close mentorship and regular feedback
• Volunteering opportunities
• Additional annual leave when you move between placements
• Assistance with moving personal belongings
This opportunity is based in either Warwick or Solihul
Due to the sensitive nature of this role, if your application is successful, you may be required to undergo National Security Vetting in addition to the standard background checks National Grid ESO carry out. If these additional security checks are required, you may need to evidence that you have resided in the UK for at least the last 3 years. National Security Vetting is carried out by a third party provider, HM Revenue & Customs Cluster Security Unit (HMRC CSU), which is part of the UK Government. More information about HMRC CSU’s use of your personal data can be found on their website.
At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.
Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.
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