About National Grid

National Grid Plc is a multinational company that transmits and distributes electricity and gas in the UK and the north-east US. It operates in four segments: electricity transmission in the UK, gas transmission in the UK, gas distribution in the UK and regulation in the US. The UK Transmission segment is involved in the transmission of electricity in England and Wales. The company was founded on 11 July 2000 and is headquartered in London, UK.

National Grid recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on National Grid Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the National Grid recruiter.

    • In some cases, National Grid hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the National Grid recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete National Grid tests.

    • National Grid uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest National Grid headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • National Grid may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join National Grid.

Useful National Grid links

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