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National Grid (UK) Overview

Warwick, West Midlands, England
10000+ employees
1990
Company - Public (NGG)
Energy
$10+ billion (USD) per year
SSE, UK Power Networks, Northern Powergrid
We are an international electricity and gas company based in the UK and northeastern US. We play a vital role in connecting millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use.

We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges ... Read more

Mission: We will exceed the expectations of our customers, shareholders and communities today and make possible the energy systems of tomorrow.

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National Grid (UK) Chief Executive John Pettigrew
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    I have been working at National Grid (UK) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large vital organisation delivering energy to UK and US customers, so a wide range of careers available.

    Cons

    UK side is somewhat stagnant, investment is to US mostly

    Advice to Management

    Quit focussing on the short term

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National Grid (UK) Interviews

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    Strategy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at National Grid (UK) (London, England) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online, in a couple of days I could fill out the aptitude and numeracy tests, which were quite long and easy, even boring. In a couple of weeks, I was invited to a telephone interview, there is a good online system for scheduling interviews. The phone interview was somewhat one-sided, as my interviewer couldn't answer my questions about the role.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about the energy industry. These just to test your awareness. The second part of questions is about your personal experiences, with problem solving and communication.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Our apprenticeships have now closed for this years in-take. These will re-open September/October 2017.
    We are still hiring for various roles which you can find via the link:

    Job search | National Grid careers

    Browse our current vacancies by business area or location, and apply for any that tick all your boxes.

  • We still have some apprenticeships available to apply for. You have until 31st January to apply for Gas Distribution, System Operator and Network Management; and the beginning of February for Gas Transmission.

    Apprentices | National Grid careers

    Check out our range of award-winning apprenticeships and engineer training programmes.

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National Grid (UK) Awards & Accolades

  • Living Wage Employer (Ongoing Certification), Living Wage Foundation, 2016
  • TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Award - (The best school-leaver programme award), TargetJobs, 2016
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