Degree Apprenticeship at National Grid

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Degree Apprenticeship

There’s a lot you can learn by going to university but it doesn't need to be full-time. If you know what career direction you want to take, why not start a career whilst also studying at university, debt-free, and getting experience under your belt.

What routes can you take?

Gas Transmission - Join us in tackling the climate change challenge by changing the industry from within. You'll join a 4-and-a-half-year development programme where you'll study towards a BEng in an engineering discipline, undertake technical and on-job training, with three three-month placements across our organisation before starting your fulltime role.

  • Location: Warwick

What do you need?

As a National Grid, Higher or Degree Apprentice. Depending on which route you take, you will need to have a GCSE in English Language AND Math’s Grade C or above (or equivalent) with one of the following:

  • 2 A levels / A2: Grades A* - C (1 must be in Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Computing)
  • BTEC National Certificate OR Diploma Level 3 in Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Computing or Business Skills, IT, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems and Principles, Computing (Software Engineering Stream) at Grade Merit or Distinction
  • ONC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Grade Merit or Distinction (Essential the Math’s modules should be at Merit or Distinction)
  • HNC/HND in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, IT, Computing, IT Systems and Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems and Principles, Computing (Software Engineering Stream) at Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Maths, or Business Management, Engineering discipline.

What’s in it for me?

Earn a competitive salary, acquire a BEng in an engineering discipline, foundation degree or level 4 qualification and gain valuable practical experience. As a Higher or Degree Apprentice, you’ll receive all this – and be part of an organisation with ambitious, world-changing plans for the future, with you at the heart of them. Below are just some of the many benefits that come with being one of our apprentices.

Rewards and Benefits

  • A starting salary of £24,533(Higher)
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • Full-board accommodation whilst at our academy
  • Pensions and share-option scheme
  • London-weighting allowance
  • Leisure facilities and events
  • Invitation to join NewNet, our new starters network and employee resource group
  • Close mentorship and regular feedback
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible Benefits & Working

What will I be doing?

In the first year of your Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, you will spend time at either the National Training Academy in Eakring, Nottinghamshire, National Grid House, Warwick or St Catherines Lodge, Wokingham completing a variety of training at these sites or via online learning.

You will all begin your knowledge based training that is required for the apprenticeship (this will be with an external vocational or academic provider) and will also begin gathering work-based evidence/completing projects to support your apprenticeship work logs/portfolios. You will also spend time working alongside managers and colleagues, developing a sound understanding of your business area.

Year two involves continuing with academic qualifications and continuing to build your skills, spending time at our academy centres or Aston University (depending on the programme you choose) and learning on the job with the support of your manager.

Some of our programmes extend over a third or fourth year. You’ll spend most of your time on site, putting your training into practice and setting the foundation you need to go far.

About National Grid

In every moment, energy is rolling over hills, winding through valleys, travelling across the country, and finding its way to our fingertips, on demand – and it’s up to us to keep people connected.

Through our energy transmission network, we connect millions safely and reliably to the energy they need. It’s this purpose that drives us forward. Join us and, together, we’ll work to build a more sustainable, better-connected future.

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