National Grid signs Armed Forces Covenant

National Grid solidified its commitment to the armed forces community after the energy company’s chief engineer signed the Armed Forces Covenant at their London Power Tunnels project.

London, 26 June 2023 – Tuesday 20 June saw National Grid sign the Armed Forces Covenant, a voluntary pledge to support the welfare, employment and education of the armed forces community and their families, at their London Power Tunnels site in New Cross, London.

By signing the pledge, National Grid joins more than 10,000 organisations across a range of sectors including education, manufacturing, the charity sector, hospitality, retail and financial services that have committed themselves to providing fair treatment for veterans, serving personnel, reservists and their families.

David Wright, National Grid’s Chief Engineer, was joined by Vice Admiral Phil Hally CB MBE, the Ministry of Defence’s Chief of Defence People, at the New Cross substation of National Grid’s London Power Tunnels project to mark the signing.

The commemoration, which was witnessed by members of the London Power Tunnels Project, will also be marked with the unveiling of a new plaque at the London Power Tunnels site, to represent a lasting reminder of National Grid’s commitment to the armed forces community.

David Wright, National Grid’s Chief Engineer commented: “We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the important role that armed forces personnel play in our society and are committed to supporting them and their families.

“National Grid research shows that the energy sector needs to fill 400,000 roles between 2020 and 2050 to meet net zero targets and the armed forces community possess a wealth of skills, talent and experience that will be invaluable as we look to build the net zero workforce of the future.”




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