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From meeting energy needs to discovering ways to protect our environment, a career at National Grid means more than a job. It means joining a group of talented people ready to embrace the potential of tomorrow. When you join us, you’ll work in a field undergoing massive change, and because of that you’ll have the opportunity to take your career in many directions depending on your skills and ambitions. And we’ll be right there with you. Our programs for students and graduates make sure you’ll have all the support you need to take your first steps – and reach goals beyond. Discover how National Grid connects your ambition with opportunity. 

High School Programs

Engineering Pipeline Program

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 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.

    1. 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
    2. Access the National Grid Career site: https://careers.nationalgridus.com/
    3. Under Search Jobs, type Pipeline in the Search Keyword field and click enter. This will populate the EPP program applications.
    4. Select the Pipeline program that is delivered in your region (DNY - Melville, NY; UNY - Liverpool, NY; NE - Millbury, MA).
    5. Click on Apply Now
    6. Enter your name, email address and phone number and then click Submit
    7. Select Apply Online
    8. Register as a new user and apply for this posting.
    9. 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.
    10. You may enter your attachments at a later date, but no later than April 15th
    11. Attach the following to your online application prior to April 15th:
      • 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: EPP

    College Programs

    Summer Internship Programs

    As a National Grid intern, you’ll gain unique exposure to a wide range of technical and operational opportunities. And get a unique, firsthand look into our world-class company and our industry. You’ll also create a strong network that can help in a future career with us.

    National Grid is pleased to offer PAID internships starting May-August for current college students seeking to gain experience with a world-class organization. Potential participating departments include but are not limited to:

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Information Systems
    • Accounting
    • Finance

    These positions may be located in New England (Massachusetts & Rhode Island), Downstate New York (Long Island & Brooklyn) or Upstate New York (Syracuse, Albany & Buffalo).

    As an intern, you can take advantage of a wide range of technical and operational opportunities. You will acquire critical insight into our company and our industry, and develop valuable networking connections, which will help prepare you for future career opportunities.

    Once selected for an internship, you will participate in a broad range of meaningful work experiences that are related to your interest and field of study. Interns will have the opportunity to attend an interactive orientation within the first weeks of hire and participate in networking sessions and lunch & learns with company executives and other interns, as well as volunteer in a community-based event.

    Responsibilities will vary based upon your course of study and your assigned business. The successful candidate must be pursuing a college degree and possess excellent problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to gain real work experience then we invite you to apply for one of our summer internships!

    Qualifications for our internship program include:

    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA for Undergraduate Students
    • 3.2 Cumulative GPA for Graduate Students
    • Applicant must have accumulated 18 or more credits and be 18 years of age
    • Authorized to work in the United States for the entire duration of the internship
    • Registered in school as a full time student

    If you possess the outlined job qualifications and have the desire to work in a highly collaborative environment that places great emphasis on team work, customer focus and results, we invite you to visit our career site to submit your resume.

    Search for Summer Internship Jobs

    Please note the Summer Internship Program is seasonal. Our recruiting efforts begin in mid-September of each year and are usually available until early winter. This is subject to change, given the number of vacancies and applicants. If you wish to be considered for different regions, please apply to each posting. If your desired position is not posted, please come back and check the following year.

    National Grid also offers internships throughout the year. To find opportunities click search jobs.

    Energy Utility Technology Program

    National Grid partners with community colleges across our Upstate New York and New England service area to offer students a unique opportunity to participate in certificate programs that prepare them to work in the energy industry.

    Courses vary in number of weeks, credits offered, and disciplines (with classes ranging from electric overhead line work to electricity generation to gas utility work and more, depending on the college). But all share a common goal: to help students gain the skills they need to work at an energy utility, and for energy utilities to fill their critical need for qualified entry-level workers. And they all offer students a unique opportunity to gain a broad range of knowledge and experience about the energy business, the science, and the work through a blend of classroom and hands-on laboratory projects.

    Learn more about our programs.

    Graduates

    Graduate Development Program

    National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) is the company’s flagship pipeline program, targeting recent college graduates joining the company in entry-level full time positions. The GDP is designed to prepare early career professionals for future leadership roles within the organization, aims to support Graduates in developing as leaders, guide their career, and increase their business talents and skills. It provides opportunities for Graduates to explore a broad range of disciplines across our functions and locations, work on a variety of projects, and expand their network.

    Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an 8-week Orientation. Graduates will spend time learning the core functions of the business, networking with our Executive team, and traveling to our different jurisdictional areas. By the end of Orientation, Graduates have an in depth understanding of who National Grid is as a company and how we do business. They will have formed a network with their fellow Graduates as well as senior business leaders, key GDP stakeholders and GDP Alumni.

    Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. While specific positions vary year to year, past hiring departments have included: Gas Process & Engineering, Electric Process & Engineering, Procurement, Accounting & Finance, Information Services, Regulation & Pricing, Audit, Fleet Services, Performance Excellence, Customer, Human Resources and Operations.

    Graduates also take part in quarterly development sessions with their cohort as well as complete a Capstone Project at the end of their first year with the company.

    Graduate Development Program Qualifications:

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Concentration in academic studies relevant to one of the career paths
    • Graduated between May of last year and May of current year
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Ability to begin the Graduate Development Program in June
    • Valid driver’s license with safe driving history
    • Proven leadership experience in at least one of the following:
      • College leadership position (e.g., student government, clubs, athletics).
      • Leadership and/or volunteer experience, in and/or out of the college environment
      • Experienced a full or part-time job while at college and acquired relevant work experience

    Please note the Graduate Development Program is seasonal. Our recruiting efforts begin in mid-September of each year and positions are posted from September through November. This is subject to change, given the number of vacancies and applicants.

    Leadership Development Program

    National Grid offers an intense Leadership Development Program for top MBA graduates. The 18-24 month program is designed to expose Leadership Development Program (LDP) participants to the broad range of activities across our functions and jurisdictions, work on a variety of projects, and expand their business network.

    These are full time positions that begin in September with a 4-week intensive Orientation that acts as an introduction to the company. LDP participants will spend time learning the core functions of the business, networking with our Executive team, and traveling to our different jurisdictional areas (MA, RI, NY). At the end of the Orientation, participants will have an in depth understanding of who National Grid is as a company and how we do business.

    Program participants will then undertake three 6-8 month project based rotations that expose them to the full scope of the organization. Continued development opportunities occur throughout the rotations, including networking events, development workshops, volunteer opportunities, and a robust performance management process. After completion of the program, LDP participants will move into a direct management, program management, or strategy development role based on their interests and the organization’s needs.

    Depending on interests, these positions may be located in New England (Massachusetts & Rhode Island), Downstate New York (Long Island & Brooklyn) or Upstate New York (Syracuse, Albany & Buffalo).

    Leadership Development Program Qualifications:

    • MBA candidate from top-tier business school graduating between May of previous year and May of current year
    • Ability to begin the Leadership Development Program in September
    • 3+ years professional experience with personnel/project/program management
    • Valid driver's license with safe driving history
    • Strong interest in sustainability and industry transformation
    • Utility/energy industry experience desired but not required

    Please note the Leadership Development Program is seasonal and the rotation options vary year to year depending on business needs. Specific available rotations will included in the LDP job description once posted. Our recruiting efforts begin September of each year and positions are posted from September through early November. This is subject to change, given the number of vacancies and applicants.