Engineering the difference
Engineers are the people driving change and finding solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Meet the young engineers making a difference at National Grid.

This is Engineering

Every year the Royal Academy of Engineering celebrates This is Engineering day and this year’s theme is how engineers make a difference to leave a positive impact on the world. Meet some of the young engineers who are helping to shape a better future.

Meet our engineers

Think you know what an engineer does? Well you might be surprised by what some of our young engineers have to say about their work. From tackling climate change to tapping into your creativity, the opportunities to make a difference as an engineer are endless. 

Photo of National Grid Venture's Net Zero Strategy Lead Louise Guthrie

Tackling climate change

Meet Louise and discover how she’s using her engineering skills to help the UK rise to one of our greatest challenges – climate change.

Read Louise’s story
Photo of National Grid's Power System Engineer Alex Cooke

Being a team player

Meet Alex. For him engineering is all about working with his team to achieve net zero.

Read Alex’s story
Photo of National Grid's Operational Strategy Engineer Ffion Davies-Cale

Creativity is critical

Meet Ffion and find out why engineering requires a dash of creativity and lots of collaboration to help solve problems and make a difference.

Read Ffion’s story
Photo of National Grid ESO's Power System Engineer Nnaemeka Anyiam

Engineering solutions

Meet Nnaemeka. He’s obsessed with finding solutions to problems, which is what inspired him to become an engineer.

Read Nnameka’s story

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Six engineering feats that changed the world

Engineers transform ideas into reality. They’ve shaped our past and present and will design how our future works and looks.

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National Grid's This is Engineering article 'Why there's never been a more exciting time to be an engineer'

Why there’s never been a more exciting time to be an engineer

Here David Wright, Director of Electricity Transmission and Chief Electricity Engineer, explains how choosing a career as an engineer can make an immense difference to the world now – and in the future.

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Photo of National Grid ESO's Power System Engineer Andrew Henderson

I didn’t study STEM subjects at school

There are lots of routes into engineering, as Andrew Henderson discovered when his fascination with electricity switched his career goals and helped him see how exciting a career as an engineer can be.

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National Grid in numbers

From engineering marvels stretching hundreds of kilometres under the sea to London's hidden power tunnels that are longer than the M25, learn more about some of our most significant projects and innovations with our fact-filled videos.