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
National Grid's Engineering Pipeline Program offers high school students the chance to learn more about National Grid and the engineering profession as a whole 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 National Grid Engineering Pipeline Program, you will be given the opportunity to gain exposure to the energy/utility engineering field 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 future career with National Grid upon graduation from college.
During the first two years, selected candidates will take part in onsite 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. Please keep in mind the application must be submitted by the April 15th deadline. 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
When applying the following documentation must be provided with your careers profile in order to be considered:
- A 250- word essay explaining your desire to learn more about engineering
- High School transcript
- Two teacher evaluation/recommendation forms
Once accepted into the program, students must pursue an engineering degree, maintain a 3.0 GPA in college, and participate in ongoing Engineering Pipeline Program activities in order to be considered for future employment with National Grid.
How to Apply
The application process for the EPP is now being done online, so please read and follow this carefully to understand the application process for the program.
- On the below site, download the Teacher Recommendation & Essay Question templates, which must be completed and attached to your online application. Located on the National Grid website: https://www.nationalgridus.com/Our-Company/Careers/Engineering-Pipeline-Program
- Access the National Grid Career site: https://careers.nationalgridus.com/
- Under Search Jobs, type Pipeline in the Search Keyword field and click enter. This will populate the EPP program applications.
- Select the Pipeline program that is delivered in your region (DNY - Melville, NY; UNY - Liverpool, NY; NE - Millbury, MA).
- Click on Apply Now
- Enter your name, email address and phone number and then click Submit
- Select Apply Online
- Register as a new user and apply for this posting.
- Please make sure you complete all 12 steps in the application especially the questionnaires. If you do not complete all the steps, your application will not be considered.
- You may enter your attachments at a later date, but no later than April 15th
- Attach the following to your online application prior to
- Latest High School Transcript
- 250 Word Essay & Questions*
- (2) Teacher Recommendations*
Teacher Recommendation & Essay Question templates are located on the National Grid website: https://www.nationalgridus.com/Our-Company/Careers/Engineering-Pipeline-Program
Please complete the online application process by April 15th:
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: EP
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