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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.

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Our apprentices: meet Alyssa

Advanced Apprentice Alyssa Blackledge, 18, grew up in a family of engineers and always knew she didn’t want a desk job. That’s why a practical, hands-on apprenticeship in Electricity Transmission is perfect for her.

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National Grid partners with UWE to protect UK's bat population article

National Grid partners with UWE to protect the UK’s bat population

We have partnered with the University of the West of England on a unique PhD research project on how to mitigate construction impact on bat populations. The findings will be applied on future construction projects and used by UK planning authorities.

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National Grid story: The story of electricity, interconnectors and a little girl called Nessa

The story of electricity, interconnectors and a little girl called Nessa

How to make electricity more exciting for schoolchildren? Introduce 10-year-old Nessa and her quest to discover where electricity comes from.

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STEM skills sessions inspire engineers of the future

Groups of young people from all over Britain came together last week, to test their STEM skills in real life engineering situations in a pioneering programme.

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National Grid Metering supports elderly throughout Coronavirus lockdowns

A friendly voice calling for a regular chat has made all the difference to elderly residents of Solihull. National Grid Metering has partnered with Age UK Solihull through the lockdowns, to bring a bit of joy into lonely and vulnerable people’s lives.

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National Grid named one of the world’s most ethical companies

We have been recognised as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ in 2021 – for the 10th time. We are one of only nine utility companies globally to receive this accolade.

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National Grid Hinkley Education Fund story

More than £500,000 STEM grants given to South West schools

Over 200,000 pupils have been inspired by new STEM equipment, donated from National Grid’s award-winning scheme.

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Birmingham’s Windsor Street gasholders to be dismantled

Work to dismantle the three unused gasholders at Windsor Street in Birmingham will start this month. We are asking for help to solve the mystery of how the gasholders came to be painted in the Aston Villa Football Club colours.

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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National Grid Substation Project Supervisor Zaryab Suddle for careers story

Meet Zaryab

Substation Project Supervisor Zaryab Suddle has always loved fixing things. Now’s he’s part of solving one of the greatest problems we’ve ever faced – climate change.

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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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