People

Find out how we are working to ensure all people are treated fairly and given the opportunity to thrive at work.

Our journey so far

The 22,000 people we employ in the UK and the US are the lifeblood of our company. Their safety and wellbeing is a top priority for every one of us at National Grid – it underpins everything we do.

Looking after our people has been our number one priority during the COVID-19 crisis. Supporting them as they move to a home-working environment, or ensuring critical staff can safely do essential work to keep the lights on and the gas flowing.

Diversity matters

Ensuring that our work force reflects the diversity of the communities we serve is also important to us. That’s why we report annually on our progress on ethnic minority and female representation on our Board, at manager level, among new joiners, and our workforce as a whole.

Fair pay

Fairness in pay also reflects our approach to responsibility. We’re a living wage employer in the UK and undertake a Living Wage review each year to ensure continued alignment. We also review our Gender Pay reporting annually. We have closed this gap over time and now rank in the top quartile.


Find out more about what we’re doing to support our people

Read our latest stories below showing some of the work we're doing to support our people. And discover how we're encouraging more women to consider a career in the energy industry by visiting our Women with energy page. 

Women with energy

Get to know some of the women who are working to shape the future of the energy system, from inspiring the next revolution in clean energy to breaking down stereotypes in engineering

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Focus areas where we can make an impact

We have identified the other key areas where we can really make a difference by ensuring responsibility is woven through everything we do.

About us

Find out more about what we do, our businesses and our vision and values.

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Community spirit

Meet our people and the communities we work with.

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