John Stevenson, the MP for Carlisle, has praised National Grid for providing recent school leavers and university graduates in Carlisle with the opportunity to apply for industry leading graduate and apprenticeship schemes. National Grid are currently in the process of hiring for a wide range of roles and this year, for the first time, they are now offering a new Gas Transmission Degree Apprenticeship, where apprentices will study for a Bachelor of Engineering as part of their role.
These apprenticeship schemes provide students with the chance to learn on the job, while also gaining a formal qualification. National Grid will cover the course fees, worth approximately £20,000, and apprentices will also earn a salary while they work. In addition to this, National Grid are the first apprenticeship provider to be rated as outstanding by Ofsted for three consecutive years.
National Grid owns and operates the electricity and gas transmission networks in both England and Wales, as well as operating the gas transmission in Scotland. This means that National Grid’s current and future workforce will be helping to reach the UK’s net zero goals and to make them a reality.
John Stevenson said: “I am delighted that there are so many excellent job opportunities for recent school leavers and university graduates in Carlisle. The National Grid apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic way for young people to gain a qualification, while also being paid for their hard work”.
More information about the National Grid graduate jobs, student placements and apprenticeship programmes, including how to apply, can be found online at: https://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/careers/new-talent