National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in providing energy to millions of customers across Great Britain and the Northeast US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.We are committed to safeguarding the environment for future generations and providing all our customers with the highest standards of service. We achieve this through ongoing investment in our systems and through our talented, diverse workforce.
National Grid is committed to working responsibly in the communities where it operates and playing its role in safeguarding the global environment for the future. These are long-term responsibilities that must be fulfilled in conjunction with our duty to create value for our shareholders. Delivering sustainable value depends on the trust and confidence of all of our stakeholders, and this can only be earned by conducting our business responsibly.
Climate change has emerged as society’s biggest ever environmental challenge and it is fundamentally changing people’s expectations of companies. To address this challenge, National Grid is adopting a low carbon business model and is actively supporting the development of low carbon energy markets. As part of our strategy, we are committed to reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions by 80% ahead of the 2050 target set by the UK government; to working with legislators and regulators to reshape energy markets; and to help and support our customers, employees and suppliers in changing their behaviours so as to be more considerate of the environment.
Ours is a business relying on our employees and we emphasise the importance of recruiting and retaining people who are well-motivated and enabled to achieve their potential. The skills of our employees are at the heart of our success in reaching world-class safety, operating and financial performance. We rely on their skills to take advantage of opportunities to grow our business organically and to invest in new energy delivery networks as well as other network-related businesses which we believe have an acceptable risk profile.
We know from our employees that they are people who are proud to work for us, are personally motivated to make us successful and are willing to put in increased efforts to achieve success. Whether you are considering a career move or looking for your first job opportunity, we understand that you will weigh the total package a company has to offer. At National Grid, we are committed to being an employer of choice, offering attractive salaries as well as providing a wide range of health, lifestyle and protection benefits.
We regularly benchmark our remuneration and benefits package against other top employers to ensure they are competitive.
The power we deliver touches the lives of almost everyone in the country. Very few businesses operate on such a scale, and our Graduate Programme offers ambitious individuals the chance to gain a broad overview of this vital industry and drive their career - from both an engineering and commercial perspective. As well as challenging work, major projects and secure long-term prospects, the rewards are attractive too.