Our response to coronavirus

Find out how we're working to keep the lights on in Great Britain throughout COVID-19.

Community spirit

Meet our people and discover our work in our communities.

Get to know us better. Meet our people and find out more about their work and passions, discover our work in our communities and get the inside story on what it’s like to be part of the changing energy industry.

National Grid graduate Afsara Chowdhury

Meet the Grid Grads: Afsara Chowdhury

After moving from Bangladesh to study at Cambridge, Afsara Chowdhury joined our graduate scheme in 2018. Here she explains how this opportunity has helped her to explore exciting new ways to tackle climate change.

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Photo of Kyle Metzler for National Grid story for US Veteran's Day

Double mission for National Grid and the National Guard

For most of us, balancing one job with family life is enough of a juggle. But 31-year-old Kyle Metzler from Syracuse, New York, has two essential roles – at National Grid as a Senior Data Analyst and as a Captain in the National Guard.

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Lady on sofa looking at a mobile phone - National Grid's Grid for Good conference calls for elderly in Syracuse

The conference calls keeping elderly people company

Throughout the pandemic many older people have been feeling lonely and isolated. Read about how Grid for Good and our volunteers have been making conference calls to bring smiles to the faces of seniors in Syracuse.

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National Grid volunteer talking to school pupils

Inspiring young people into careers with energy

With a backdrop of the pandemic and the UK’s net zero ambitions, inspiring young people to work in the energy sector is more important than ever. We’re embarking on an innovative programme to provide STEM careers training to over 100,000 school pupils.

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Woman wearing high-vis vest in front of National Grid EV van - used for launch of National Grid's Responsible Business Charter

Acting responsibly to make a positive impact

Now more than ever, business needs to stand for something beyond profit. So we’re launching our Responsible Business Charter, with a range of clear commitments and targets covering carbon emission levels, employee volunteering hours, diversity and more.

Our employees and their stories

Meet Maryam

Watch Maryam’s story to discover how her life has been transformed by Grid for Good. Our flagship community investment programme supports 16-24-year olds from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, by giving them the skills they need to find meaningful employment.

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Meet Miriam

Miriam Oliver is a Substation Engineer. Discover how her job allows her to make a positive impact on the world.

Energy explained

Ever wondered what net zero means? Want to know how windfarms make energy? Or how electricity and gas gets to you? Here we answer all your energy questions.
 

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