All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by National Grid employees based on 196 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.8/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4.5/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
4.5/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
4.4/5
 
Company Culture:
4.4/5
 
Career Progression:
4.2/5
 
Colleagues:
4.4/5
 
Training:
4.5/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.3/5
 
Overall Rating:
4/5
 

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world and was named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 by Business in the Community. We own and manage the grids that connect people to the energy they need, from whatever the source. In Britain and the north-eastern states of the US we run systems that deliver gas and electricity to millions of people, businesses and communities.

In Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. In the North Eastern US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles.

National Grid in the UK:

• We own the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, operating it across Great Britain

• We own and operate the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain

• Our gas distribution business delivers gas to 10.9 million homes and businesses

• We also own a number of related businesses including LNG importation, land remediation and metering

• National Grid manages the National Gas Emergency Service free phone line on behalf of the industry   -0800 111 999 (all calls are recorded and may be monitored).

• Our portfolio of other businesses is mainly concerned with infrastructure provision and related services where we can exploit our core skills and assets to create value. These businesses operate in areas such as Metering, Grain LNG Import, Interconnectors and Property. National Grid Carbon Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid. It undertakes Carbon Capture Storage related activities on behalf of National Grid.

National Grid in the US:

• National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.4 million customers in New England and upstate New York

• We own 3.8 gigawatts of contracted electricity generation, providing power to over one million LIPA customers

• We are the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.5 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Find out more about the energy challenge and how National Grid is helping find solutions to some of the challenges we face at www.nationalgridconnecting.com

At National Grid we’re passionate about our “grow our own strategy” and our suite of GCSE to degree level career path development programmes. It’s little wonder that they are recognised for excellence and innovation – after all, we’ve been running some for well over 23 years – so they are some of the best you’ll find anywhere.

Our Graduate Development Programme offers a fantastic insight into a number of career paths within National Grid that are crucial to its future success.

·       Technical Engineer

·       Analyst

·       Commercial

·       Finance

·       IT- Information Services

        Procurement

The 18 month programme (36 months for Finance Analyst) has been designed to accelerate your development by offering you key experiences and knowledge in your relevant career paths, ensuring you are ready and prepared for this demanding role at the end of the training. 

The training is a great blend of technical specialism combined with business and commercial insight and fast enhancement of your behavioural, personal and managerial capabilities. Typically the sort of training you would only experience after a few years with an organisation.  We believe that by investing in you now it will provide greater returns in the future. 


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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Department: Financial Reporting Job Title: Finance Graduate

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Application Advice:

Must show enthusiasm to related job role and understand NG's role as a whole.

Interview Advice:

Consolidate experiences to date and research company.

Graduate – Power System Engineer, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be genuine and show a real interest in the industry as a whole! Knowing a few facts here and there outside of grid would be very useful.

Interview Advice:

Examples of being proactive both academically and outside of studies, clear examples of team work, acknowledging weaknesses.

Commercial Analyst Graduate, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

This part of National Grid functions like a conventional business in that our spends come from our revenues and so the work of the commercial team is absolutely vital in creating success in this business unit. My advice for anyone applying to NRB / NGV would be to have a strong commercial mind and also an interest in new and exciting projects in the energy space.

Interview Advice:

The AC is fairly standard - interview, presentation task and a group exercise.

Advice would be get up to speed with the latest challenges / opportunities in the energy sector and how National Grid could be involved. Although the interview won't require you to know a lot about energy generation, distribution or transmission, an understanding and interest in what's going on right now will be useful.

For the presentation and group tasks, this is really just a case of showing off your core skills. The interviewers were always very friendly and give you every opportunity to succeed in these tasks - get involved, show enthusiasm and try and work as a team.

Commercial Analyst, NG Ventures at National Grid
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Application Advice:

The company sponsored me through university on a now-discontinued scheme which included a position on the graduate scheme, so my knowledge of the application and interview process is somewhat lacking.

Interview Advice:

See above. However, I am aware that interviews are not necessarily conducted by staff with knowledge of the job area, so attempts to show off technical knowledge may be entirely pointless.

Graduate, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make the most of it, get involved wherever possible. Be a good people person and be eager to learn and offer help in other teams.

Interview Advice:

Be clear and concise with your examples and get straight to the point. Give very strong examples.

Analyst, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Read about the company before you apply.
National Grid is a large company with many departments, ensure your research is focused on the correct area.
Finally, a large part of the application is the ability to demonstrate collaborative work and awareness of health and safety. Prepare yourself for this!

Interview Advice:

Typically questions will be focused on the following topics:
1) Write down your past experiences from work, work experience and university. You will be asked to refer to them during the interview.
2) Ask questions about areas of the company that interest you. Maybe mention the inter-connectors the company is building.

Construction Engineer, Capital Delievery at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Do lots of research about the company before starting the application process. By studying the website/news you will get all of the answers required during the application process.

Interview Advice:

Just make sure you know about National Grid and have examples of how you have demonstrated the competencies required in the past.

Digital Forensic Network Analyst, Digital Risk & Security at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Try to submit as much information as you can from previous jobs and university experiences, it gives you more to talk about in your interview.

Interview Advice:

Don't be nervous going into an interview, and don't feel pressured if you can't answer a question. The interviewers are trying to withdraw as much information as they can from you. Also, do your research on the company, you won't be expected to know everything, but if you know nothing it shows that you aren't interested in the company or the job that you have applied for.

Rotating Machinery Engineer, Mechanical, Gas Transmission, Compressors at National Grid
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Application Advice:

National Grid are really keen to see the values demonstrated in graduates, so make sure you really relate to these in all of the questions.

Interview Advice:

Examples! Values!

Assitant Management Accountant, Banking at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you are genuine when applying to any role. You must be honest and have evidence to prove the qualities that you want to show rather than just stating them. This will provide the proof of what you are capable of and what you can bring to National Grid. There is also a video questionnaire that involves taking a video of yourself answering 3 questions. One of the questions I got was regarding what my friends think of me. This was a very difficult question to answer as the question is not given prior to the recording. Make sure you keep an example to provide for this question if it comes up. An example I gave was that I am a very reliable person to all my friends. One of my friends missed the last train home after my birthday party. I offered him a lift from Leicester to Peterborough just so he could get home. This was a 2 hour round trip, showing that I will be there for my friends.

Interview Advice:

During the assessment centre there is an interview with 2 interviewers normally. They ask general questions about the business and why you want to be a part of National Grid. Make sure you have done research on the company and also taken down notes which you can take with you. One of the harder questions I was given was, 'What is your least favourite module at university and why?' Make sure you prepare an answer for this and mitigate the issues that arise from this dislike. This will then show the interviewers that when there are pieces of work that you do not enjoy, you will still make sure that it will be completed to the high standard required.

Investment Delivery Engineer, Network Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Clearly articulate precisely what you like about the company and what you have to offer.

Interview Advice:

Be thoroughly prepared for questions that you would typically expect. Be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Legal at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Take your time filling out the application - make sure you tailor your application to the company/company values.

Interview Advice:

Know the role you are applying for. Read as much as you can so that you can bring out this knowledge in your interview (e.g. current company news).

Sustainability Advisor, Safety, Sustainability and Resilience at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you research what the company does really well, as you might be asked why you picked National Grid and whether you know what it does.

Interview Advice:

Competency questions which asked me to demonstrate organizational skills .

Data Analyst, Smart Metering at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be honest.
Find something about the company that you can be truly passionate about and then show it.

Interview Advice:

Show passion and enthusiasm.

Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you come across as sincere and honest.

Interview Advice:

Think of some great examples of when you've had to overcome engineering challenges as well as personal ones. Also make sure you focus on coming across in a positive light. If you've got to the interview they already know you're qualified to do the job now they want to know whether you're a good fit for the team.

Asset Engineer, Network Engineering at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Understand the company and its wider industry, as well as understanding the role that you are applying for.

When going into the assessment centre, stay calm and be yourself.

Strategy Analyst, Non-Regulated Business at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Great opportunity to learn development skills. All supports are available to grow and progress.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and learn about company beforehand.

Power System Engineer, ETO at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Research the company thoroughly and align your experience examples to National Grid core values.

Interview Advice:

What do you know about National Grid?

Just have lots of examples of you demonstrating soft skills.

Capital Delivery at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Research the company - make sure you have a good understanding of what National Grid do. If applying for Non-Regulated Business make sure you understand how they operate differently to the rest of the business and what they do.

Research the company values and make sure that these come through in your application. Show that you are well rounded and emphasise times where you have shown leadership and teamwork.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre consisted of an interview, presentation and group task. Be yourself, talk to everyone and enjoy it.

When interviewed, use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) model to use examples to answer the questions. Always relate your answers back round to the bigger picture and emphasise how you've added value.

Graduate Engineer, Non-Regulated Business at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you can clearly articulate:

-What you'd bring to National Grid.
-The challenges facing the UK energy industry.
-How National Grid fits into the gas and electricity market and the differences between transmission, distribution, generation and supply.
-Who regulates National Grid and more importantly, why we are regulated.

Regulatory Analyst, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Research the company and its values and be aware of the changes happening in the energy industry and how we might be able to meet these challenges going forward.

Project Manager, Operation Projects at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work for this role and be ready to work out on site.

Interview Advice:

Give lots of examples.

Civil Engineer, Grain LNG at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Have an interest in the future of energy.

Graduate Engineer, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Apply your experience/CV to the company and why what you have done is relevant.

Interview Advice:

Research company values/buzz words and relate yourself to them.

Finance Analyst, Finance at National Grid
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Application Advice:

They will invest a lot of time and money in you to help you become a future leader. If you want to develop both in work and personally, this scheme is for you.

Interview Advice:

Have real life examples of work related to the work you will be doing, what can you bring to the role. Also think about yourself e.g. the type of person you are and how others would describe you.

Buyer, Procurement at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Understand what part of the energy (both electricity and gas) industry national grid sits in, and what it does and doesn't do (e.g. vs. generators, distribution network operators etc.). Understand what's in the news about National Grid, as topical discussions and mentions in the application/interview are very positive.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you can draw on a wide range of experiences. National Grid values all types (not just internships) of experience, including volunteering, clubs etc. so do bring these out to illustrate a balanced candidate.

Gas Transmission Network Analyst, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

It's a great job and National Grid invest a huge amount into graduates in terms of training and development.

Interview Advice:

Know the National Grid values and show them.

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and do not try to wing it!

Interview Advice:

Again honesty and genuineness is very important to National Grid so be open and honest in your interview.

Asset Strategy, Engineering & Assurance at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure the application reflects you as honestly as possible.

Interview Advice:

Make your ambitions clear and bring this through with your passion. Do not be afraid to say what you really feel and really want to achieve. Say what you 'honestly' feel and not what you think others want to hear.

"How can you make use of your degree background within this business?"
"Why National Grid?"
"How is National Grid regulated?"

Future of Energy Analyst, Network Strategy at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be open to challenges and learning something new every day.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and be honest.

Design Assurance Engineer, Capital Delivery at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Understand the difference between National Grid and other energy companies. Do your research.

Interview Advice:

Have lots of examples of working in a team, listening is as important as doing. They are not after the finished product, they are after people with potential and hunger to develop. Be yourself, they will know if you are lying.

Senior Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Security experience/qualifications are vital as it is a highly technical area within a specialised team.

Interview Advice:

Interviews are more about you as a person and what experiences you have gained for project work, teamwork etc.

Analyst, Cyber Security Operations at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Know about the industry and the company's values.

Interview Advice:

Company values, examples to competency questions.

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you do lots of external activities outside of your university work. For example get involved in running University societies, work at summer internships etc.

Interview Advice:

Have a look at typical job interview questions and think about how you would answer these questions. Additionally I brought hand outs during my interviews to back up points I was making e.g. pictures of the students in Holland which was an event I organized along with the electrical engineering society.

Transmission Network Control Centre Graduate, Electricity Transmission at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Familiarize yourself with the core values of National Grid as these are taken seriously within the business and are buzz words in applications.

Interview Advice:

Speaking from personal experience- Be honest. Integrity is a core quality National Grid look for. If you don't know the answer to a question it is better to not know and highlight this as an area for development, rather than talking around a subject which you are unsure about.

Global Procurement Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Take your time and make sure you read National Grid's core competencies and values on the website.

Interview Advice:

National Grid's business (mostly) is a monopoly and therefore make sure you understand the regulatory environment that it operates in. Also try to relax and enjoy yourself, remember that the assessors are not trying to catch you out,

Commercial Strategy Analyst, System Operator at National Grid
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Interview Advice:

Don't spend ages learning about the business's facts and figures as the focus will heavily be on National Grid's competencies and where you have used them in the past. Have a range of ideas in case the interviewers are not convinced.

Power Systems Engineer, ETAM – Network Engineering at National Grid
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Application Advice:

I would really encourage people to apply for a role within National Grid as it is one of the best companies in terms of personal development and opportunities.
Advice: Be as proactive as possible, show your enthusiasm and take advantage of any opportunity that comes along even though the immediate benefits are not always visible.

Interview Advice:

Prepare in advance and think what you have demonstrated in terms of behaviours and knowledge through the activities and projects you have done in the past.

Graduate Engineer, Network Planning at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Understand the role you are applying for and why.

Incorporate examples of where you have demonstrated the company's core values into your answers to the questions.

Interview Advice:

Know why you want to join the company.

Have a few examples available of where you have demonstrated each of the 4 company values.

Graduate, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be honest - don't lie on your CV.

Interview Advice:

Think of good examples that demonstrate the skills they are looking for.

Finance Graduate, Performance Reporting at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Look on National Grid's website and find the competencies they are looking for and ensure you try to relate answers and questions of examples you have achieved with these competencies.

Interview Advice:

Find out what National Grid do and remember the competencies they are looking for.

Finance Graduate, Financial Reporting at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Jump at the chance. Make sure to include as much information as possible to ensure that your application stands out. This is your chance to showcase what you have achieved in relation to others and enhance your application.

If you have done work experience, provide examples of the skills you have developed and how they would benefit you in a role at the company.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you prepare examples of skills you have developed and how they would be relevant in the workplace, this will aid your interview.

Be yourself and be confident in your ability.

National grids core values are built on integrity, ownership and respect, make sure you act accordingly during the whole of the assessment centre.

Asset Engineer, Asset Health and Investment Team at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Know and understand the fundamentals of the business and the energy market. Research into what activities Grid undertake which may not be obvious at first glance.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to demonstrate why you have applied and want to work for Grid over other companies.

Junior Project Manager, Corporate at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Look at the company values, as well as what tools are being implemented across the business (such as performance excellence etc). Gain some knowledge in the industry and it's challenges. Demonstrate continuous improvement approach.

Interview Advice:

Follow the "STAR" framework. Focus on the depth of your answers as opposed to quantity.

Central Team Leader, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Take interest in energy issues of today, understand UK regulatory environment, demonstrate interest in people.

Economics analyst, Electricity Network Development at National Grid
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Application Advice:

The application process is fairly straightforward - be yourself in the video interview and make sure to include a few points backed up with some examples when answering the questions.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre was a 2-day event comprising of a presentation on the second day (prepared for on the first day), an interview, a group exercise and a dinner. I think it's important to show how well you interact with people, especially in the group task. The interview is all about knowing yourself inside-out so you are able to provide examples of what you've done when answering their competency questions. You must work quickly when preparing the presentation and maybe brush up on your presentation skills if it is a weakness.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution Operations at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Find out as much as you can about the role and business area you are applying to as you will be tagged to go back there at the end of the scheme. The scheme itself is utterly fantastic and doesn't even compare with a lot of schemes I know about from friends.

Interview Advice:

Do your research on the company and the way it works. It is a private business but the way it works as a regulated business is not normal. Find out more about the role in the interview.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Look into Ofgem and National Grid when doing research for your assessment centre.

Graduate Engineer, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Have a good understanding of energy sector, new developments, future considerations and interpersonal skills.

National Grid
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Application Advice:

Research the company well and get a good understanding of the area you are working in.

Interview Advice:

Show a real passion for the role and company. Also back up competency questions with examples.

Commercial Analyst, Commercial at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Try to include something in your application that makes you stand out e.g. learning code in my spare time or a big achievement at university/placement year.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you research the company- know why you want to work for National Grid and what attracted you to apply for the Graduate Scheme.

Service Strategist, Service Delivery at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and show your passion for wanting to work for the company.

Buyer, Procurement at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Detail your passion for the industry and job in your application.
Make sure you have relevant experience for your job role.

Interview Advice:

Research the news, trends, competitors, history and opportunities of the organisation and its job sector.

Know your competencies.

Identify which skills, interests and experiences the employer is looking for by revisiting the job description and any other material that National Grid has sent you.

Financial Accountant, General Accouning at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you include things individual to you that make you stand out above your academic achievements.

Interview Advice:

National Grid are focused on the person more than the grades so make sure you talk about work outside of University and anything that shows your skills.

Technical Engineering Officer, Gas Operations at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Try to understand who does what in the energy industry.

Power Systems Engineer, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Carefully research the company and roles available and make sure you know which area you would like to apply for and the reasons why.

Interview Advice:

Do your research on the company, what they do and the various areas of the business. National Grid really is a broad company with a few distinct arms that all have numerous departments within them.

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Application Advice:

Come prepared.
There is lots of information available about National Grid, what they do and the challenges they face. It is very beneficial to have this knowledge ahead of the assessment process, especially the interview. Research what qualities National Grid are looking for in graduates and prepare a number of situations from your past where you have demonstrated these qualities. Research company core values and ensure you demonstrate these throughout the application process, and then hopefully the rest of your career.

Interview Advice:

Research company values, prepare a situation in which you've demonstrated these values. Research the company, what they do, how they do it and the challenged they face.

Cyber Security Operations Graduate, Digital Risk & Security at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Think of examples of working in teams.

Interview Advice:

Project management skills, presentation practice, teamwork

Graduate trainee, Construction at National Grid
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Application Advice:

State why National Grid appeals to you and how it fits in with your skills. What can you bring and what can you learn?

Interview Advice:

Make sure you understand how the UK energy market works for both gas and electricity (e.g. role of suppliers, generators, National Grid, DNOs etc).

Be aware of how we are regulated (i.e. Ofgem) and importantly why we are regulated as a monopoly industry.

Take the opportunity to explain your skills and what the graduate scheme offers you in terms of personal development.

Commercial Analyst, Electricity Customer Team, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Take your time and try not to use generic answers, try and think of different examples that others applicants may not have.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself. The content of the assessment centre isn't particularly hard but challenges you in different ways. They just want to see how you react working in groups but also under a bit of pressure.

Workshop Supervisor, Operations: Operate and Maintain at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Show your willingness to learn and adapt. Be flexible and be motivated for self-improvement.

Interview Advice:

Show your willingness to learn and adapt. Be flexible and be motivated for self-improvement. Research National Grids core values and be able to talk about them. Have examples prepared for common interviewing questions and clearly display an interest in National Grid and the department you will be applying for. Try to think any questions through logically.

Treasury Analyst, Treasury at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Take an interest in the energy sector rather than just applying to get a job.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you reflect on your personal experiences rather than just your teams experiences in applications and interviews.

Graduate Power Systems Engineer, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Focus on compentency based application whilst also showing keen interest in the energy industry.

Interview Advice:

Relaxed environment during interview. Be yourself.

Strategy Engineer, System Operator at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Do it! You wont regret it, you'll meet so many people who all want you to do well. The training you'll receive is brilliant and then once you're into your role you'll be given great responsibilities and real life work but with really good support behind you.

Interview Advice:

Have an idea of experiences you have had in university, previous jobs, volunteering etc. that you can draw on to prove how valuable you will be to the company.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Research the industry and NG's role.
Have a genuine passion for customers.

Interview Advice:

Be calm.
NG respects honesty.

Commercial Analyst, Electricity at National Grid
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Application Advice:

I skipped the initial application as I was sponsored by National Grid on a student programme. This is a great way to get into the company.

Interview Advice:

Look at the company website and know what we do and what our core values are. Be able to talk about how you have demonstrated these values in your previous work or studies.

Investment Delivery Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Take your time and tailor you application to National Grid's core values.

Interview Advice:

Don't try to guess what the assessors want to hear, be yourself!

Process Safety Engineer, LNG Storage at National Grid
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Application Advice:

When applying for this role you should give examples of technical achievements and show a passion for working in the energy sector.
It is important to show drive, enthusiasm and give examples of how you add value and examples of high quality work.

Interview Advice:

When interviewing for this role you should give examples of technical achievements and show a passion for working in the energy sector.
It is important to show drive, enthusiasm and give examples of how you add value and examples of high quality work.
It is also important to show creativity in thinking.

Power Systems Engineer, System Design, Network Engineering, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Relax, they give you great guidance on how to pass the assessment centre, just make sure you listen to it!

Business process Analyst, Business Performance at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest in your application, National Grid values integrity and personality in their employees.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

The volume of applications is huge - ensure you showcase what makes you stand out from the rest! What do you bring to the table?

Graduate, Shared Services at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you try and stay relaxed. The hosts of the assessment centre do a very good job at creating an informal yet professional atmosphere during the assessment and this is because this is when people tend to perform best. That is what National Grid want, they want to see the best of you.

Interview Advice:

Understand the graduate competencies and have a scenario where you have needed each in the past. Make sure your CV is correct and up to date.

First Line Manager, Gas Distribution Operations at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be yourself! Assessors will know if you are being fake. They are trained to look for it. Also don't think you have failed at the first hurdle in the assessment centre. I thought one task had gone really badly, but actually feedback was quite positive. They are looking for lots of different people, not one type of loud outspoken extrovert who dominates everything.

Know what you are good at but also what you can develop. Be honest about your short-comings and why you would like to address them. Research what the company does and what would be included in your role.

Interview Advice:

Working in a team is also about listening - you don't need to be in charge of the group task to do well. They are looking for team players.

Think about different situations at work or uni where you have learnt something about yourself. Could be overcoming obstacles or working with challenging people.

It is really difficult not to be nervous, I know I was. I was able to explain afterwards why my presentation had gone really fast because I spoke really quickly due to nerves. Being able to keep them under control is important, but also knowing when you have let them get the better of you slightly and being able to admit it is good as well.

Treasury Analyst, Treasury at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Think about what you do and the how you do it.

Interview Advice:

Have examples around key competencies!

Project Officer, London Power Tunnels at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you understand the regulatory environment that National Grid works in. Also make sure you know the competencies and values of National Grid, which you are assessed against.

EU Policy Analyst, Transmission Network Service at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, and don't reconstruct your CV at every opportunity. Use the CV as a tool to show your achievements; keep it factual and keep it simple. Honesty and integrity are valued at National Grid, so ensure you keep this in mind when constructing applications.

Interview Advice:

Let your personality show through, and your CV support your achievements; National Grid wants the best people, which may not translate to the same criteria as other FTSE25 companies.

Asset Management Development Engineer, Asset Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Read as much as you can on National Grid before applying.

Interview Advice:

It's a typical competency based interview. Make sure you have thought about different times in your life when you showed leadership skills, had a problem and worked on its solution, etc.

Graduate Engineer, Graduate Scheme at National Grid
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Application Advice:

It's a great place to work! Its training people to be future leaders. The impact of the work can always be drawn to the company's core values.

Interview Advice:

The company when interviewing aren't trying to catch any one out. It's a competency based interview and as long as "you are yourself" you should be able to get through easily.

Strategy Graduate, Energy Strategy and Policy at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Preperation is key - know who the company is and what role you're applying for.

Interview Advice:

assessment centre, so:
- interview
- group exercise
- presentation

Performance & Assurance Manager, London Operation at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Think about how you'd like to shape the energy industry.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you're familair with the general structure of the energy industry - know who are the generators, suppliers, producers, shippers, network companies, etc. and what each does

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you have read up about the company you are applying to, they will value this greatly in any interview and it helps to demonstrate your passion for the job.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to work individually and as part of a team.

Power System Engineer, Network Access Planning at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Focus on preparing for the key competencies which are being assessed and make sure you understand our role in the energy market, how we are regulated etc.

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Application Advice:

Ensure you have understood the company regulatory framework.
Be enthusiastic and express passion for energy and potential.

Financial Analyst, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

The assessment process involves an initial telephone interview and then a two day assessment centre. Throughout the assessment process, you'll need to understand National Grid's role in the UK's energy industry, which you can research on the website (try the investor centre for some helpful one page summaries). You should also try to find out about the role of our regulator, Ofgem, and current issues affecting the energy industry, such as climate change, renewable subsidies and price freezes.

Interview Advice:

During the application process, you need to be able to provide examples of times when you demonstrated key competencies such as time management, leadership or team work, so have a range of examples to hand. It is really important to draw your answers from a wide range of experiences, so bring in university, volunteering and previous work experience if you can.

Environmental Advisor, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be honest in your CV and when answering the questions they give you. National Grid is a friendly and honest company and they will appreciate your honesty.

Interview Advice:

I was asked a lot of questions about things I had done in the past and how I dealt with situations. Again be honest when answering these, they are not trying to catch you out and are just trying to get the most out of you.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Do it! Remember to include information about hobbies and interests too as the personal development opportunities outside of University are just as important as your academic achievements.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and be genuine. They aren't trying to catch you out, they just want to see you at your best!

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

It's all about stakeholder management

Customer Manager, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you focus on experiences as well as qualifications: how do you demonstrate the National Grid core values and what will make you a great person to work at National Grid.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and be yourself - they will know if you are not being genuine. The interview focuses on you and what you have done so make sure you can recall a lot of different experiences and understand what your real contribution was to these.

National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to talk about behavioural capability rather than technical experience.

Project Engineer, European Business Development at National Grid
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Application Advice:

You need to be willing to move location during the 18 month programmes to ensure you are taking the best opportunities. It is also good to come into this role opened minded, you may have your heart set on becoming a Project Manager but there are so many more jobs inside the Company which you may have never even know about or consider which you will enjoy.

Interview Advice:

It is really important to draw your answers from a wide range of examples. The company looks for well-rounded people so even though they are interested in your academic record they also want to know what skills you have developed from extra curriculum activities.

Business Consultant, Business Relationship Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Take your time and really focus on the Situational Judgment test

Interview Advice:

Prepare in depth 'standard' competency questions
Be yourself, with a two day assessment centre, it would be obvious if you're not.
Get stuck in in the activities, its not necessarily about the outcome but more about the content and how you come across in them.

Assistant Asset Supervisor, Operations: Operate and Maintain at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Are you passionate about the energy industry? Do you want to be at the heart of the energy infrastructure? If yes, National Grid may be the right company for you. It is vital that you have a passion about energy and want to make a difference. I would advise be yourself, think about what makes you unique, what skills and experiences do you have. Also willingness to develop and change as a young professional.

Interview Advice:

Make a make map on key projects that you have been part of, then work out what skills you have developed and reinforced. This helps coming up with examples and ensuring your example is the strongest for the skill.

Graduate, Corporate Affairs at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be honest, everything that you claim to have done is checked thoroughly.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate about the energy industry, and let your personality show through in the interview.

Energy Trader, Commercial optimisation: Prompt at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Look at the corporate responsibility pages on the company website - the company values are very important and they want applicants who display them.

Interview Advice:

You will be asked about your motivation for joining the company, your knowledge of the company, and about basic competencies (Building relationships, Delivery, Developing Self & Others etc).

Use the national grid website to prepare, there is a wealth of useful info on there. Focus on understanding how being regulated impacts the company, and consider the Transmission Owner, System Operator and Gas Distribution roles of the business - as well as the unregulated business.

Commercial Graduate, Transmission Network Service at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest when at the assessment centre. National Grid Values honesty highly. Work as a team and communicate effectively. Stick to the core values of the business to ensure success at each stage of the application process. Signing bonus plus yearly bonus based on performance. Coming off the scheme significant salary increase.

When completeing the application make sure you put in as much effort as you can to get it to a high quality and able stand out.

Interview Advice:

Research national grid and its business model and come prepared with examples of how you have shown the values/competencies that you are assessed against..

Graduate Business Consultant, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and have a strong focus on your own development.

Interview Advice:

Name a time when you lead a team.
Name a time when a project you worked on went badly.

Power Systems Engineer, Transmission Network Strategy at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Show how you "live the National Grid values"

Graduate Rotation, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

If you get to the point where you are invited to the assessment centre, remember to be yourself! You've got this far which means they've hired you on paper, now show them your personality and let them know that you're someone they'll really want to work with!

Interview Advice:

Remember the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action and Result). It's fundamental that you give examples and evidence for any answers that you give to the interviewer. Again,be natural/personable, these people want to hire someone they will get on with!

Engineering Graduate, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Spend time understanding what the company does and understand the role you are applying for. It is great to see where you skills and competencies will best match the needs of the company. Be honest in your application and show and interest in the industry/sector.

Interview Advice:

The interview is a straightforward competency based interview designed to gauge your interest in the job and competencies that are applicable. Be prepared with examples to match various competencies, with a range of academic and non-academic examples. There is also a group exercise where the emphasis is on working together and finally an individual presentation exercise. Overall the assessment centre is straightforward however it is critical to stay calm and ensure your responses are well thought out and collected.

Process Analyst, Emergency Response & Repair Process at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be confident of strengths and how these can apply to the role. if you are not specifically trained to do this job, stress how what you know and have learned is relevant to the role. demonstrate forward thinking approach and eagerness to push change.

Interview Advice:

Hall your examples of skills and competencies to hand to be able to talk about

Power System Engineer, Electricity Transmission at National Grid
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Application Advice:

research National Grid, the area we work in, RIIO and the electricity industry as a whole

Power Systems Engineer, System Design at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Due to the nature of the work, National Grid is a risk adverse company. Don't try and demonstrate you are a risk taker. If you are a risk taker and that is something you enjoy. I don't think National Grid is for you.

Interview Advice:

As per any interview learn what the company does. It has many arms to the company and it would be useful to have a knowledge of them all and how they fit within the energy sector.

National grid is a very personable company, during the interview process there will be opportunities to talk to many people from around the business. Take these opportunities it will relax you and get you noticed.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Market Operation at National Grid
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Application Advice:

My role is in a great department which gives excellent exposures to many areas of the business. A role here gives good opportunity to work with colleagues in a variety of departments and builds good project management and leadership skills.

Investment Delivery Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Research some of the interview questions you are likely to be asked.

Interview Advice:

be yourself - don't make things up just be genuine and honest, those are what National Grid values.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distrubition at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you take your time when filling out the application form, it's your chance to shine on a piece of paper.. don't rush!

If having a telephone interview / video make sure you come across professional and have read up about National Grid. Do a SWOT analysis of yourself to enable you to speak about your strength and weaknesses, what makes you stand out from the rest? National Grid's graduate scheme is highly competitive!

Graduate, Global Procurement at National Grid
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Application Advice:

When applying to the graduate scheme it's very important to investigate the company. While it may be true you'll be doing an IT role, it is important to remember IT is a supporting function within this business so therefore, having a strong understanding of the business is key. There will be questions about this during the application process.

Do the application to a high quality - if you really want the job give it your 110%. Prepare your competency answers, read around the graduate pages FAQ's.

Interview Advice:

Stay calm and be yourself. Expect questions around the company as well as questions about yourself. Prepare questions to ask the person conducting the interview. Be polite, be confident and a smile can't hurt!

National Grid
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Application Advice:

Take your time and make sure you do your research, as it is a great opportunity for your career

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know a bit of information about the company and try to demonstrate the qualities they are looking for shown on the website

Finance Graduate, Record to Report, UK Finance at National Grid
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Interview Advice:

Resarch into the energy industry. Change is coming fast!

Stakeholder Delivery, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Get a good understanding of what NG do as it's a very niche role in the industry.

Show your interpersonal skills as this is becoming ever more important to be able to engage and interact with people to get work done quicker

NG is a long-term career option for many so have an idea of your rough career path within the company

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to answer questions on inclusion and diversity, which is important at NG

Commercial Analyst, Commercial Frameworks Electricity at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Skills required
Basic compentencies
Team Working
Presentation skills
Problem solving

Finance Analyst, Financial Control at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be honest throughout your application process. It's so easy to trip yourself up on a lie, so just make sure you think of multiple examples where you've demonstrated the company's core competencies before each phase of the application process.

Interview Advice:

It's almost all "Think of a time when..." questions, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate their core competencies. The interviewers will prompt you if they think you are going off track, and don't be worried if they do. They're doing it to help you.

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

If you want variety, responsibility and the ability to choose where you work you will be well suited for this role. You do not have to be super technical to work here there are many roles which cater for both technical and non technical people.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you know what National Grid does including which countries we operate in. A healthy work / life balance is encouraged so ensure when answering competency questions you drawn your answers from a wide range of activities (Work experience, Hobbies, University etc). Most importantly be yourself.

IS Graduate, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Try to demonstrate a wide range of soft skills, as it is this skillset that will set you apart from other applicants, not academic success.

Interview Advice:

Try to make friends with your fellow candidates as it is a two day assessment centre, so developing a rapport with a couple of people really helps you relax and also enjoy the downtime between tasks.

Also research the challenges facing the energy sector in the future, and how these will affect National Grid.

Financial Analyst, Management Reporting at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Read the National Grid website and research all the training programmes. Make sure you pick the one that suits you.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you research National Grid and know what their role is in the Energy Industry. Also it is vital that you know and understand how National Grid are regulated and what the current targets are.

At the assessment centre just be yourself, open and honest and be approachable and positive at all times.

Project Engineer, Construction at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Consider how National Grid is unique in the energy industry and how this fits in with your interests.

Interview Advice:

Understand how and why National Grid is regulated. Consider the energy landscape now but importantly in the future - what are the challenges the industry and therefore National Grid are facing? If this interests you then you are applying to the right place and people will pick up on that.

Graduate, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Have a good overall understanding of the company and what it does, in the UK & US - this is something that not many people understand so will put you above other candidates.

Interview Advice:

Unless applying for a specialised role, questions tend to be based around a core set of competencies:
Relationship Management (Team Working)
Organising and Planning
Communication
Problem Solving
Decision Making

Commercial Graduate, Transmission Network Service at National Grid
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Try and use varied examples for competancies such as volutneering etc...

National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you read up on what National Grid does and what our current challenges are.

Process Analyst, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be clear on what it is you want out of your career and ensure National Grid can offer you this.

Dispatch Team Leader, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Answer truthfully because you may end up getting caught out!

Interview Advice:

Make sure that you understand the fundamentals of the company i.e. that its a monopoly, regulated by Ofgem, transmission owner, system operator. Also make sure you look into the US side of the business as many people forget! It is a very complex business and there's alot of information about it on the website that is not necessarily easy to understand at first. The interviewers will ask you what National Grid does so make sure you are prepared. Also really think about why you want to work for the company, your areas of strength but also be mindful of your areas for improvement. Just remember that the assessors are not there to catch you out - if you've got to an interview then they clearly think you are worth it - they just want to get the best out of you on the day.

Network Capability Analyst, at National Grid
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Interview Advice:

Show an interest in the power industry. It's an industry that's developing at an extraordinary rate and will be shaped by today's gradutes. National Grid are looking for people show motivation and passion about being involved in such an exciting time for their industry. Having a good idea of the challenges that the power industry is currently facing and how National Grid fits into that will convery your enthusiasm. Reading newspaper articles, going to IET conferences or browsing the National Grid website are good ways of developing your knowledge.

Also, knowing about our regulator Ofgem displays an insight into how our business works.

Power System Engineer, Network Strategy at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Do your research - not just on National Grid but the energy sector as a general and this includes prices rises, new technologies and government policies.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial Property at National Grid
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Application Advice:

You need to be adaptable to changing situations. Make sure you show an example of this in your application.

Interview Advice:

Stand out from the crowd and show your personality, be approachable and positive throughout the assessment centre

Project Manager, Global IS at National Grid
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Application Advice:

It is vital to have a genuine interest in the Power Industry and also the drive to learn and develop yourself.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Interview Advice:

In the assessment centre expect a range of activities not just an interview: a group exercise, a presentation and an interview.

Graduate Engineer, at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Go to nationalgrid.com and look at all of the programmes on offer - some may suit you more than others.

Interview Advice:

Understand the company and the regulated industry

Customer Specialist, Gas Distribution at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Do your research about the company and how the energy industry is set up.

Interview Advice:

Take your time with questions, make sure you understand what you are being asked and don't be afraid to ask for clarification. Relax and sell yourself!

Energy trader, Commercial optimisation at National Grid
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Interview Advice:

Learn about the company.
If you dont know the answer say, the interview will know your trying to make something up.

Graduate engineer, Capital delivery at National Grid
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Application Advice:

It is a people role therefore good stakeholder management skills and the ability to work with others is essential.

IS Business Consultant, Global IS at National Grid
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Application Advice:

You get judged on your behavioural traits rather than your knowledge.

Prepare examples of when you've displayed good behavioural types.

Graduate, Capital Delivery at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Do your research. Give good clear examples to highlight your experience in the application form.

Interview Advice:

Relax, Be yourself (cliche, but very true). Show passion to work and make a difference in solving the very real issues future energy issues we face. Know the business - research. Understand regulated and un-regulated businesses.

Graduate Engineer, Construction at National Grid
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Application Advice:

National Grid want great technical and commercial people who can also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and this is reflected in the assessment centre as there are a number of tasks you must undertake. When applying for the Company it can be beneficial to have some idea of where you would like to be 'tagged' to so the Company can try and accommodate this - it doesn't have to be very specific but think about your interests in advance.

Interview Advice:

Don't just focus on what you have done - think about how your experiences have helped you develop, what your actual impact was and what you may have done differently looking back.

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you know about National Grid and what it does. Where does the money come from? This is a very complicated question, but if you can get your head around at least the basics it will take you a long way to understanding why the company does what it does and how it does it.
Show your interest in the company, but also sell yourself, convince them that you are the correct person for the job

Interview Advice:

The first few stages are very competency based - so make sure you have lots of examples prepared. At the assessment centre just try and get involved. Forget the nerves and the assessment (especially at the evening dinner) and just try and enjoy yourself and get to know the people you meet.

Finance Graduate, Record to Report at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, National Grid is keen to have good, honest people here. If you have a good moral compass there is a place for you here, everything we do is driven by doing the right thing and I honestly believe that we are one of the most ethical companies in the UK

Interview Advice:

Again be yourself, the people who are interviewing you are likely going to be your manager in one shape or form, they are looking for exceptionally talented people, but having made it to the interview stage you have already proved that you are talented. They are now looking people who would fit into the department and show the qualities that will make you a great manager and leader in the business in years to come as well as being someone who is easy to get on with on a personal level.

Graduate Buyer, Major Projects at National Grid
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Application Advice:

-Research the company and wider energy industry
-Gain knowledge of challenges for up to the next 10 years
-Prepare examples of how your university and work experiences meet the core behaviours listed in the careers area of the website

Graduate Engineer, LNG at National Grid
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Application Advice:

When answering the "think of a time when you demonstrated good teamwork/ leadership skills/ overcame problems in a project" etc. questions in the application process, keep a file on how you answered those questions, the stories and examples you used, and what other questions that same story could answer. Try and have at least a few examples for every question you've seen in any application you've done, for any company in any industry, as these examples are what you are questioned on in the assessment centre for National Grid. All these companies are looking for similar traits (teamwork, leaderhsip, innovative thinking etc.) so its good to have some good concrete examples for all of these that you can go to in an interview situation.

Interview Advice:

Don't panic if you don't know the answer and don't be afraid to ask for a bit of time to think.
The assessment centre consists of 3 exercises, only one of which is an interview, so be prepared for something you may not have faced before.
Finally, National Grid aren't looking for someone who takes control and dominates other people. The biggest trait they are looking for is teamwork and good people skills. So make sure you remember that at the assessment centre.

Graduate Engineer, Asset Management at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Really research the company and National Grid's line of sight and core values. National Grid looks at the grduates to really be hot on these values and really represent yourself in the best way.

Interview Advice:

At the assessment centre be yourself. The tasks have been designed to test you and put you in situations. Be honest and give it your best shot thats all they can ask from you.

Dont be afraid to ask questions and challenge!

Commercial Analyst, Transmission Network Services at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Do you research, NG isnt a simple company and it doesnt have a simple business model

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, national grid look for genuine people so if you dont come across like this you may struggle at the interview

Commerical Strategy Analyst, TNS at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Don't act like someone you are not, be yourself when it comes to an assessment center.

Interview Advice:

Have a few examples of projects you have worked on at university or even out side of work and try and link how you could use transferable skills from your hobbies into your job.

Graduate, Investor Relations at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Research well into the company before applying so you can show how passionate you are about the company

Interview Advice:

You will need to be able to demonstrate examples of how you have displayed the companies core values

Gas Demand Analyst, Energy Strategy and Policy at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to move around the country. I believe that you extract the greatest reward from the programme if you are flexible. Working in different areas of the business will set you up with a wider business knowledge in the long run.

Interview Advice:

Do your research! Learn more about the company you are applying to and try to stay composed in the interview. Listen to the questions being asked and take time to digest it before answering. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions at the end; this shows enthusiasm and employers will relish this.

Power System Support Engineer, Network Access Planning at National Grid
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Application Advice:

The assessment process involves an initial telephone interview and then a two day assessment centre. You'll need understand National Grid's role in the UK's energy industry, which you can research on their website. You should also try to find out about the role of our regulator, Ofgem, and current issues affecting the energy industry, such as climate change, renewable subsidies and price freezes.

Interview Advice:

During the application process, you need to be able to provide examples of times when you demonstrated key competencies such as time management, leadership or team work, so have some examples to hand.

Graduate, Safety, Sustainability and Resilience at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Do a lot of research into what the different parts of the company do and how we interact with the regulator Ofgem. This will improve your chances of getting into the company as well as having a better idea of what area you would want to work in.

Interview Advice:

What does 'inclusive and diverse' mean to you? - this is asking you how you behave around people in and out of work, that you treat everyone with an equal amount of respect and ensure they feel included. for all interview questions have examples from previous work/ university.

Strategic Project Development Engineer, System Design at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand all the different stages in the process and don't be afraid to keep contacting the recruitment team if you haven't heard anything back. Also be aware of the different roles available as you may be offered one if they run out of slots in the role you have applied for.

Interview Advice:

The phone interview and assessment centre interview are mostly around the company's competencies so make sure you have good examples of those qualities.

Graduate Engineer, Gas Transmission at National Grid
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Application Advice:

Apply as soon as possible and ensure that you fill the application in thoroughly, using the full word limit on each of the text boxes. I would also recommend that for the assessment centre that you just need to relax and be yourself and make sure that you take the time to talk to the volunteers helping out as well as the other candidates. It is also good to highlight any volunteering or charity work that you have done as National Grid enjoys partaking in these causes.

In my own experience of the application process, I would recommend you remain patient, I applied in October and had completed all stages of the application bar one, prior to December and I didn't hear back until May that I was being put forward for an assessment centre.

Interview Advice:

Be calm and be yourself, if you aren't sure of any answers to the questions take a minute or two to think rather than starting to talk until you have figured out the answer.

You need to have a basic understanding of what National Grid does, so it is worth knowing about both the electricity and the gas side of the business.

Graduate Chemical/Process Engineer, Grain LNG at National Grid
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Best:

Working for National Grid means you are at the forefront of the rapidly changing energy industry. There is great opportunity to work on new, interesting and challenges project and develop personally too. The Graduate Development Programme provides well structured training and development in addition to on-the-job roles..

Worst:

Enablement - Refers to the ability to be able to do your job well without any blockers. Simple things like IT issues and lack of data/information/knowledge sharing are a reoccurring theme

Graduate – Power System Engineer, System Operator at National Grid
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Best:

Being at the heart of the industry and working for a company who do an important job. Feeling like you are making a difference.

Worst:

Often a slow paced nature to the work dependent on teams and have to really show/convince managers to receive the challenging stuff.

Commercial Analyst Graduate, System Operator at National Grid
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Best:

Size of the company means lots opportunities to move around and do different things - there's a role to suit most people's interests.

Worst:

Perhaps difficult to see the effect you have day-to-day due to the size of the company and the billions being spent across the company.

Commercial Analyst, NG Ventures at National Grid
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Best:

The staff development within National Grid is fantastic.

Worst:

When required there is an expectation that people will work long hours.

Digital Forensic Network Analyst, Digital Risk & Security at National Grid
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Best:

The exceptional support, training and advice that the graduates, ETP's, and apprentices are given by people from all parts of the business, at all levels.

Worst:

The company seem to be more focused on the electricity side of the business.

Rotating Machinery Engineer, Mechanical, Gas Transmission, Compressors at National Grid
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Best:

They look after you well

Worst:

its so big so sometimes it can be difficult to get hold of the right person

Assitant Management Accountant, Banking at National Grid
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Best:

As it is such a large company, it provides me with an opportunity to go anywhere in the business if I so wished. This means that I can constantly develop and challenge myself without having to stay in the same job. During the graduate program I have the opportunity to move within the business over 3 placements. This allows me to have more knowledge on the whole business. We have training to learn how National Grid makes money and how our core business works. By having this high level approach we can see how our work helps the whole business and what we are here to do. It gives us the sense of purpose we all need when going to work.

Worst:

There is also a flip side to being such a large company. It means that there are many processes that are in place for certain tasks. This can sometimes be frustrating when there are quicker ways to complete a task. To change a process it may take months to years before it can be implemented as there are so many processes to change. Whereas a smaller company can be more dynamic and flexible to allow for different changes. This is become more of what National Grid will become as competition is brought into the market, but this is a change that has not yet been implemented.

Investment Delivery Engineer, Network Management at National Grid
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Best:

That we are the best at what we do.

Trainee Solicitor, Legal at National Grid
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Best:

The culture - National Grid really supports employees having a work/life balance.

Worst:

The parking on site.

Sustainability Advisor, Safety, Sustainability and Resilience at National Grid
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Best:

Good pay and benefits (we can claim back expenses 45p per mile!), emphasis on personal development

Worst:

none

Data Analyst, Smart Metering at National Grid
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Best:

The values are clear and they shine through the employees. The company invests heavily in training and support and as a result you feel valued and respected.

Worst:

Some areas of the business are process heavy as i'm sure is the same with all companies of a similar size.

Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid
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Best:

Very supportive of employee wellbeing: work/life balance, mental & physical health etc
Very big on training and employee development
Competitive benefits package including bonuses, accommodation expenses etc
Encouraging of career progression and moving around the business

Worst:

Slow to change. Being outside the realm of traditional competition there isn't the necessity to evolve quickly as other businesses must.

Asset Engineer, Network Engineering at National Grid
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Best:

National Grid value their employees and understand the importance of work/life balance.
The work is interesting and challenging.

Strategy Analyst, Non-Regulated Business at National Grid
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Best:

Respectful environment.

Worst:

structure of the teams changes a lot.

Power System Engineer, ETO at National Grid
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Best:

The best thing is the opportunities to develop yourself in any direction with a development plan being driven hard by Human Resources. This allows you to take ownership of your career from day one and enhance your skills for the future positions you aspire to. Though they are slightly moving away from this by tagging graduates to certain areas after the scheme has finished. You should be encouraged to find the place that interests you the most as this would lead to the highest level of employee satisfaction and engagement.

Worst:

Honestly nothing glaringly bad about the company, really is a good place to work.My only concern is that we are moving away from doing any technical work ourselves and contracted it out, which leads to a company full of middle managers.

Capital Delivery at National Grid
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Best:

Amount of opportunities available

Central to the energy industry

Supportive of career development

Worst:

Large company - sometimes change can take a while to take effect.

Graduate Engineer, Non-Regulated Business at National Grid
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Best:

-Excellent training and development opportunities
-A chance to be at the heart of solving one of the UK's largest challenges
-Topical and interesting work
-A great culture

Worst:

-It can often seem slow
-Pay is reasonable. Better than Civil Service but not as high as finance, banking and professional services.

Regulatory Analyst, System Operator at National Grid
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Best:

Massive scope for contributing and influencing positive change in the energy industry, which is central to the country's social and economic prosperity.

Worst:

Achieving change in large corporate organization can be very difficult, though the rewards are worth it when you are able to break the red tape.

Project Manager, Operation Projects at National Grid
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Best:

inclusion and opportunities to move within the business

Worst:

at times too strict in terms of exact way to deal with things

Civil Engineer, Grain LNG at National Grid
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Best:

Well know name.
Big company.
High career progression and diversity.

Graduate Engineer, System Operator at National Grid
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Best:

There are so many opportunities

Worst:

Not many people know what we do

Buyer, Procurement at National Grid
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Best:

Huge exposure to different parts of the energy industry: it's no wonder many people stay so long, as you can effectively change to a whole new industry within the company. Friendly with networking. Supportive of development. Responsibility offered in work.

Worst:

Can be slow to adapt and change, and timeframes of work can be longer than need be. Not as fast paced as other firms I've worked at before.

Gas Transmission Network Analyst, System Operator at National Grid
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Best:

Great flexible hours and working environment. Very supportive and focused on development and wellbeing. A great place to work.

Worst:

Due to the set up of performance reviews it can be quite hard to score Above Target.

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid
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Best:

They support and care for their employees and truly try to develop all of us.

Worst:

Nothing

Asset Strategy, Engineering & Assurance at National Grid
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Best:

Work Life Balance
Ethical policies and initiatives
Working Environment
Development opportunities (in some respects)
Variety of roles

Worst:

Bureaucracy
Development
'Political game playing'
Location
Salary
Bonus structure

National Grid
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Best:

culture, how much they value their employees, flexible working

SO at National Grid
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Best:

The business is in a position to change and encourages new ideas to improve the services we provide to our customers

Worst:

Try to instill and motivate teams that are adverse to change.

Future of Energy Analyst, Network Strategy at National Grid
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Best:

Stable and innovative company, they are huge on improving and developing their staff

Worst:

The broadness and how dispersed departments / teams can be

Design Assurance Engineer, Capital Delivery at National Grid
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Best:

The company values drive and ambition. You can push to develop more and more, and take on responsibility to work on really big, important projects.

Worst:

There seems to be different rules for different departments in terms of flexible working which doesn't seem fair.

Senior Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid
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Best:

Being a part of a critical function allows you to feel like what you do is really helping something that is vital to day to day life.

Worst:

Sometimes can be seen as a slow company in terms of change and implementing improvements etc.

Analyst, Cyber Security Operations at National Grid
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Best:

company values

Worst:

silo effect of a large organisation

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at National Grid
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Best:

Lots of different roles which I can easily transfer to.

Transmission Network Control Centre Graduate, Electricity Transmission at National Grid
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Best:

employee interest- keen to promote health and wellbeing and work life balance. plenty of networking opportunities

Worst:

organizing meeting rooms- not enough in the warwick office

Global Procurement Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid
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