National Grid believes that a diverse STEM strategy should be at the forefront of our current and future workforce. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component to the energy industry. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.
And although we are doing amazing work in support of STEM initiatives and STEM careers recruitment, the reality is that we have to continue to make a bigger effort in ensuring that we are attracting the widest range of individuals and talent. STEM and STEM related roles are critical for our continued growth and success of the continuously evolving energy industry. Because of this, National Grid’s Human Resources and Community groups are driving STEM efforts more than ever before.
Engineering Pipeline Program for High School Students (click for more information)
The energy industry is dynamic, exciting and central to our life, well-being and world. It also offers a wealth of opportunities for tomorrow’s engineers.
At National Grid, we’re focused on innovation, energy conservation, climate change and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. And we need your help to make all this happen - to understand how to be more energy efficient, discover how to reduce energy use, and determine where our energy will come in the next century!
National Grid's Engineering Pipeline Program offers high school students the chance to learn more about National Grid and the engineering profession through a structured six-year program. It is a chance to translate your interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics into a future career of your choice.
As a Scholar in the Engineering Pipeline Program, you will be given the opportunity to gain exposure to the engineering industry through instruction, in and out of the classroom, site visits, research and projects. Highlights include interacting with real life engineers as mentors, networking with fellow program participants, participating in job shadowing to experience a “day in the life of,” and opportunities for paid internships. The end result could be a career with National Grid once you graduate from college.
During the first two years, EPP Scholars take part in two half-week summer programs, which include classroom and hands-on activities on the following topics: introduction to the energy industry, natural gas operations, electric power systems, the future of energy, gas engineering, electric engineering, sustainable energy, along with panel discussions with National Grid engineers regarding their education, interests and career.
If you are interested in enrolling in the Engineering Pipeline Program, we encourage you to have a discussion with your guidance counselor and parents prior to completing the online application
The EPP application period occurs from, March – April. Applications must be submitted by the April deadline noted on the posting. Applicants must:
- Have an interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics
- Currently be enrolled in their junior year of high school, scheduled to finish by July 1
- Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 87 out of 100
- Complete the Engineering Pipeline Program Application Supplement which includes a 250-word essay explaining your desire to learn about engineering, parental consent form and two teacher evaluation forms
- Visit https://careers.nationalgridus.com and use the search box to search for “Engineering Pipeline Program”
- Select the Engineering Pipeline program that is delivered in your region (DNY - Melville, NY; UNY - Liverpool, NY; NE - Millbury, MA).
- Click “Apply Now,” register as a new user, and complete the required application fields.
- Upload your completed application supplement and high school transcript to your application files.
- Ensure you complete all steps in the application – you will receive a confirmation email once completed. If you do not complete all the steps, your application will not be considered.
If you have any problems with the online application or have questions, please feel free to contact us at EPP.US@nationalgrid.com and in the subject line type: EPP
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