How we’re responding to coronavirus

National Grid is responsible for keeping the lights on and the gas flowing and we take our job very seriously, particularly in a time of national crisis. Find out how we are ensuring our networks keep working throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

Virtual interviews help young people build skills

To offer support to young people facing an uncertain job market, we are working with City Year to deliver virtual interview sessions to help them build the skills they need to succeed.

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One in four young people believe their career prospects have been damaged by the coronavirus crisis and almost half (49%) think that it will make it harder than ever for them to find a job, according to figures released by The Princes Trust.

This has led to 43% of young people saying they were experiencing increased anxiety levels about their prospects, which is why it’s vital that businesses step up to boost the skills and confidence of future job seekers.

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Going virtual gives the go ahead to US internships

Many US students due to start internships in the coming months have had them cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. But we’re not letting COVID-19 get in the way of our programmes this summer – instead we’re creating ‘virtual internships’.

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Internships are a crucial stepping stone for young adults looking to climb onto the career ladder but, for many American students, COVID-19 has jeopardised their plans this summer.

But we’ve taken a different approach and switched to offering virtual internships. By moving online, we’ve made sure that our eight-week-long programme can still go ahead. For the duration of the programme, our ‘Gridterns’ will be working alongside their line managers in a virtual capacity.

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Keeping our people safe at work during COVID-19

We have hundreds of people working on sites across the country in a huge variety of roles that just can’t be done at home.

Whether it’s construction work, maintenance, repairs or operating our control centres, it’s important that our work continues where it’s safe and appropriate to do so.

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Keeping the grid going

Read more from the people on the front line and in the back offices who are keeping the gas and electricity flowing to homes and businesses in the UK and the US throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

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Working through a crisis to protect our vital gas network

The first time you run a team you don’t expect it to be during a pandemic, but this is just what happened to Natasha Bacciarelli. As a 27-year-old graduate trainee, she found herself staying away from home while helping to protect her team as they carried out essential maintenance work on a major gas pipeline during the coronavirus crisis.

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Helping to fuel the nation

Ed Carter manages the operations team at National Grid’s Grain LNG Terminal in Kent, which imports and stores natural gas used to heat homes, businesses, hospitals and schools. It also fuels LNG road tankers that power many of the lorries delivering the nation’s essential food and medical supplies. Here Ed explains more and talks about how the good old cuppa is keeping his team going through the coronavirus crisis.

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Keeping energy flowing

Find out how some of our staff have actually moved into the office, sleeping in special pods, so they can keep the control room staffed 24/7 throughout the coronavirus crisis.

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About us

Find out what shapes and directs our activities, how the organisation is structured, and corporate governance information.

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US principal operations

Electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery across the north eastern United States.

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