A Caring, Fair and Inclusive Culture: Why You Should Join the National Grid Team

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The energy industry is ever-changing. To keep up with these changes and be at the forefront of innovation, National Grid plc — an international electricity and gas company and one of the world’s largest utilities — focuses on fostering an environment full of potential and support for their diverse workforce. National Grid believes that by moving their people forward, they can help shape the future of energy.

National Grid delivers energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly to millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern U.S. They are also committed to safeguarding the global environment for future generations, providing customers with the highest standards of service through investment in their networks and to empowering their talented, diverse workforce. To do so, they are actively creating a work environment where people are treated fairly and where everyone feels respected, valued and empowered to reach their full potential. 

Here’s why employees love working at National Grid.

Cultivating a fair, safe and inclusive workplace.

Feeling welcome and free to be yourself at work is a key priority at National Grid, and they actively take steps to achieve this and build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity.  This aligns with their mission to build a business that represents, reflects and celebrates the cultures and communities they serve.

One step they take to achieve this goal is to cultivate a culture where all employees are encouraged to be honest and open in the way that they communicate and work together to ensure that everyone is accepted, supported and given the chance to succeed. And, in an environment where everyone feels valued for their diverse perspectives and skills, the business can flourish, too. 

Further, National Grid offers a variety of employee resource groups (ERGs) to engage their employees and help grow and maintain their inclusive workforce. The ERGs at National Grid not only enable employees to find communities and support the company in areas like recruitment, retention and market outreach, but they also help employees build their careers, volunteer, network, receive peer mentoring and form connections with senior leaders. 

The ERGs employees can join at National Grid are:

  • Alliance of Black Professionals (ABP)

  • Asian Leadership Association (ALA)

  • Enabling Disability Confidence (EDC)

  • Hispanic Professional Association (HPA)

  • Native American Indian (NAI)

  • NewNet (for new hires)


  • Veterans Employee Resource Group

  • Women in Networks (WiN)

  • Women in Non-Traditional Roles (WiNTR)

  • Work & Life Matters (WLM)’

Providing opportunities to help others.

The National Grid team is full of people who care — not only for their careers, but also for each other, their communities and the world at large. Many employees take part in National Grid’s employee volunteer program, Power to Serve, which promotes stewardship and community service through volunteer activities, sponsorships and charitable activities. As part of this program, employees are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities, from volunteering for Earth Day to blood drives to community service days. 

Employees can also take advantage of National Grid’s charitable matching contribution program to further help the communities they serve and care about. National Grid employees know that, together, they can make a real difference.

Benefits that we think you’ll love. 

In addition to their warm and welcoming employee culture, National Grid also provides competitive benefits to support the work/life balance, health and parental and financial wellbeing needs of their employees — no matter their stage of work or life. 

A few of their benefits include:

  • Affordable health care choices that provide coverage when and where needed, with the opportunity to save for health care expenses over time.

  • A Thrift Savings Plan with competitive company contributions and matches.

  • An employee stock purchase plan that allows employees to purchase company shares at a 15% discount and life insurance for employees and family members.

  • Internal and external employee development and training.

  • A student loan repayment program (for management employees) and tuition reimbursement.

  • Reimbursement for adoption expenses, as well as caregiver benefits and Parental Bonding Leave (for management employees).

Interested in working at National Grid? Click the link below to find current job openings. 

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