Be the Heart of Energy

About us

We’re National Grid: we bring power to people. From heating up homes to keeping the lights on in hospitals, the energy we deliver makes the everyday possible. Now, you can help us, as we shape the future of millions and build the hi-tech networks of tomorrow.

We don’t generate or sell energy: instead, we join the dots that take it from A to B. At the backbone of industry and the heart of daily life, we take this vital force where it’s needed most.  As an Apprentice, you’ll join a new generation of talent, earning, learning, and building a launchpad for a successful, long-lasting career. Tomorrow’s energy industry is yours to shape.

Our opportunities

For some people, textbooks aren’t the best use of their time: but that doesn’t mean you’re short on talent. Learning in our world-class training centre in Eakring, Nottinghamshire, our apprenticeships offer cutting-edge development, featuring expert instructors, hands-on training with live models, 3D learning suites and more. Here, we’ll show you how you can make the most of your skills – and get paid at the same time.

Advanced Apprenticeship

If you’ve completed – or are about to complete – your GCSEs, this apprenticeship is for you. Over three/four years, we’ll train you to become an expert in specialisms such as Gas Pipeline Maintenance, Gas Operations or Electrical Substations.

Higher Apprenticeship

If you’ve completed, or nearly completed, your A-levels (or equivalent), this is the right path to take. During our two/three-year courses, we’ll show you how to start a career in future-focused disciplines such as Power System Planning, Cyber Security or Project Management.

What we’re looking for

Each role at National Grid requires specific skills – and we look for people who can contribute their own ideas and way of thinking. However, there are some qualities that tie us together. The world of energy is constantly evolving: we need people with the spark, adaptability and drive to keep people connected. If you’re passionate about the future of our industry – and excited by the prospect of changing it – then you could be right for National Grid.




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Discover a new classroom

For some people, textbooks aren’t the best use of their time. And, just because you’re more practical than academic, it doesn’t mean you’re short on talent – it just means there’s somewhere better to realise your potential than college.

If that sounds like you, and you’ve completed, or nearly completed your GCSEs, there is another option: National Grid’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme. Through a combination of formal studying and practical application, you’ll develop the skills and sharpen the knowledge that’ll set you up to lead us into the future.

What will I be doing?

During your first year as an Advanced Apprentice you’ll spend time at our National Training Academy in Eakring, Nottinghamshire completing a mix of safety training, starting the academic qualifications and basic hand skills in electrical and mechanical techniques to equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge. 

An advanced apprenticeship is your first step to an exciting career with National Grid. After training is successfully completed, you’ll take up your role with professional technician status, whether as an engineer or supervisor.

Skills for life, top qualifications and an opportunity to shape the future of energy. As a National Grid Apprentice, you’ll be part of an organisation that has ambitious, world-changing plans for the future – and you’ll be well rewarded for playing your part. From a Trailblazer City & Guilds Level 3 qualification worth approximately £20,000, to world-class opportunities for training and development, working here comes with some incredible perks.

To find out more about National Grid's Advanced Apprenticeships, click here!


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A real alternative to university

There’s a lot you can learn by going to university. But, if you know what career direction you want to take, university might not be your best option: from debt to the delay in getting experience under your belt, uni can come with a real opportunity cost. 

If you’ve completed, or nearly completed, your A-levels or equivalent, one of our two or three-year Higher Apprenticeship Programmes could be the option for you. Through a combination of formal studying and learning how to put what you’ve learnt into practice, you can achieve a Foundation degree or level 4 qualification – dependent on business area – and set your career on the right track. 

What will I be doing?

In your first year of the Higher Apprenticeship scheme, on the technical and engineering based apprenticeships you’ll spend time at our National Training Academy in Eakring, Nottinghamshire. You’ll complete a mix of safety training and basic hand skills in electrical and mechanical techniques that will get you on track to achieve your academic qualifications. 

On the Higher Apprenticeship Programme, you can earn a competitive salary while you work towards acquiring your Foundation Degree/level 4 qualification (depending on business area) and gain valuable practical experience.

A Higher Apprenticeship with National Grid is the perfect way to get your career off to a flying start. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll become a specialist in your chosen area and have the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt into practice while building your technical skills and working towards certificates and qualifications.


To find out more about National Grid's Higher Apprenticehships, click here!


Salary & benefits

We’re a company that believes in the power of action, where effort and initiative are recognised and rewarded. We offer an attractive starting salary and first-class training and development opportunities. Benefits include generous holidays, pension and share scheme and a popular flexible benefits package

You’ll receive a generous starting salary that will increase on completion of your apprenticeship. In addition to this, you’ll receive free full board accommodation whilst at our academy and we’ll cover travel costs associated with your training. In addition, Advanced Apprentices also receive a contribution towards a mobile phone (up to £150) and £200 towards driving lessons (if required).



Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

To join the Advanced Apprenticeship Programme you need to be ambitious and eager with a ‘can do’ approach to everything given to you. Playing a significant role as part of a larger team, you’ll be inspired and driven by the opportunity to build a career with us. If you’re qualified up to GCSE level, an Advanced Apprenticeship with National Grid could be perfect for you.

Higher Apprenticeship Programme

Joining us as a Higher Apprentice means you’re qualified up to A-level or equivalent. You’ll be responsible for the successful planning and delivery of a portfolio of work with real responsibility from day one and an opportunity that is exactly what you make it.  



Visit the website to apply to any of the apprenticeship programmes.