National Grid sits at the heart of Britain’s energy system, connecting millions of people and businesses to the energy they use every day. Their individual companies run the systems and infrastructure that deliver electricity across the country.
National Grid is pivotal to the energy systems in the UK and the north-eastern United States. We aim to serve customers well and efficiently, supporting the communities in which we operate and making possible the energy systems of the future.
National Grid’s networks comprise 4,500 miles of overhead line, 1,500 miles of underground cable and 300 plus substations, whilst the distribution network has 60,000 miles of overhead line and 89,900 miles of underground cable.
National Grid is committed to accelerating social mobility both in its employment practices and within the communities it serves. This is reflected in the company’s Responsible Business Charter, in which they have committed to provide meaningful skills development for 45,000 people by 2030 with a focus on communities facing socio-economic disadvantage. To support this commitment, in 2021, National Grid launched Grid for Good, a skills and employability programme that provides training and employment opportunities for young people, aged 16-25, who come from disadvantage backgrounds.
Find out more by visiting our website: nationalgrid.com