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Graduate Development Programme

This is the business for graduates. Where else can you work on projects that affect so many millions of people? Or help to define the energy infrastructure of Britain? And who else consistently invests so much into graduate development?

How to manage your application

Helping you to understand and manage your application

As you will appreciate recruiting for 4 different development programmes with 27 sub programmes over 85 different locations, we need to have a phased approached in order to take candidates through the recruitment process and this can often mean that some people will be waiting longer to attend Assessment Centres than others.  The timetable is intended to help you to plan for your application and to understand the sequence of the Assessment Centres we will be running for the 2013/14 recruitment campaign.

It can take approximately eight weeks from completing an application form to actually attending an assessment centre.  During these eight weeks you will need to complete an online questionnaire (Situational Judgement Test - SJT) and take part in a Telephone Interview.  Candidates should expect to receive an invite approximately three weeks before the date of the Assessment Centre.  Please note that Assessment Centre dates are subject to change and we do not guarantee that all candidates will be offered the opportunity to attend an Assessment Centre.

You will need to be pro-active during the recruitment process don’t wait for the closing date 31st January 2014.  Our first Assessment Centres are in February 2014 and positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  While we have Assessment Centres scheduled until June we typically finish our recruitment much earlier than this. 

Your application is extremely important to us and we very much look forward to meeting you in the very near future.

Please note: National Grid is a registered sponsor under Tier 2 of the Points Based System (PBS). We are only able to consider offering sponsorship to applicants that meet the Home Office’s requirements under Tier 2 (General) of the PBS.

All candidates are encouraged to apply for our available roles. We consider all applications in accordance with our recruitment process irrespective of nationality.  At an appropriate stage however, and after an assessment based in skills and experience, we will consider an applicant’s immigration status in the context of the role for which they have applied.

Assessment Centre Timetable

  • 1st October 2013 - Online application form opens
  • October-November 2013 - Graduate Team attend the University Careers Fairs (see Events)
  • February 2014: 11/12th and 25/26th
  • March 2014: 11/12th and 25/26th
  • April 2014: 29/30th
  • July 2014 - Graduate Welcome Day (one day event to meet us)
  • September 2014 - Graduates start with us with a two day Induction

Please note: National Grid is a registered sponsor under Tier 2 of the Points Based System (PBS). We are only able to consider offering sponsorship to applicants that meet the Home Office’s requirements under Tier 2 (General) of the PBS.

All candidates are encouraged to apply for our available roles. We consider all applications in accordance with our recruitment process irrespective of nationality.  At an appropriate stage however, and after an assessment based in skills and experience, we will consider an applicant’s immigration status in the context of the role for which they have applied.