Gas Transmission Degree Apprenticeship - Degree (Level 6)

National Grid (Employer)

National Grid (Training Provider)

Annual wage £24,533.00
37.0 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
52 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
8 positions available
14 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The UK is on a journey to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Decarbonising the energy sector is vital to enable the country to make this transformational change. Here in Gas Transmission, we are at the very heart of enabling this transition and to deliver on this ambition, we need to build a Net Zero Energy Workforce.


At National Grid we are committing to an energy future that’s clean, fair and affordable. We’re developing a pathway to Net Zero emissions and Gas Transmission will be at the heart of making it happen. We’re looking for a broad range of talented and enthusiastic individuals to join us on this journey.

On a typical cold day four times as much energy flows through the Gas Transmission network compared to the electrical network. Natural Gas currently provides safe, reliable, flexible and affordable energy to heat 85% of homes, power energy intense manufacturing industries and generate 20-50% of electricity.

While renewable electricity generation will play a large role in reducing emissions, it can’t meet the huge UK energy demand alone. Decarbonising gas by transitioning from Natural Gas to hydrogen will play a critical part of the future Net Zero energy mix. When it’s sunny and windy, excess electricity could be converted to hydrogen and stored.

Then when it’s overcast and still with little renewable generation, the stored hydrogen could be burned emissions-free to produce electricity. When we all want to cook, heat and light our homes at the same time, a smart combination of electricity and hydrogen can share the peak demand. There’s never been a more exciting time to join the industry, so we’re looking for talented individuals to join from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to help us shape the energy future.

Future Prospects

You’ll be on a 4 ½ year programme working towards a BEng in Engineering with your substantive role starting in January 2025. During your programme you will also complete three, 3-month placements Gas Transmission Degree Apprenticeship Document version reference 4 which build upon your wider knowledge of Gas Transmission, stretch you and give you a springboard into your career.

Skills Required

We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for Engineering, Safety and Operations. If you're leaving with the relevant qualifications and a passion for working in critical infrastructure, then apply now.

Qualities Required

  • A valid full UK driving licence
  • You must be living within a 45 minute/30-mile commute to Warwick to be considered for this role

Qualifications Required

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths English Language 
  • 3 A-Levels at CCC or above including a maths and STEM subject or equivalent BTECs (i.e. Extended BTEC level 3 in Engineering DDD)

Training Provided

Degree Level Science Industry Process and Plant Engineer apprenticeship standard.

You will join a 4 ½ year development programme where you’ll study towards a BEng in an engineering discipline, undertake technical training, on-job training with three 3-month placements across our organisation before starting your full-time role.

The programme is designed to develop your technical, commercial and business knowledge as well as your personal and professional skills. You’ll have real and challenging objectives, and we’ll work with you to tailor placements to stretch you and provide real value to National Grid and the wider society.

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About the employer

National Grid's job is to connect people to the energy they use.

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