About the role
Are you looking for an apprenticeship that is challenging, exciting and a fantastic opportunity to work with cutting edge technology? We are looking for apprentices wanting to start their career in the IT industry. Our IT team provide the supporting systems that help our business manage gas and electricity flows across England and Wales, in addition to the services that help all our workers do their daily jobs more effectively. The technology that empowers National Grid in this fast-changing energy industry needs to be innovative, reliable and secure. From desktop support to server and cloud projects, the role promises varied and interesting exposure to a broad range of technologies.
What you'll do
You could be working in a variety of roles, including:• Project Management – working on projects to deliver technology or applications with both our business customers and internal IT teams• Business Analysis – understanding, mapping and improving business processes and the systems that our customers in the business use• Supporting the design, planning, build and management of all underlying IT infrastructure platforms (including hardware, applications, data storage and networks)• Working on initiatives that help us collaborate better, work smarter, be more digital or implement new company-wide application changes.
You must have, or be predicted to gain, a Grade C or above/4-9GCSE in English Language and/or Maths.
In addition to the GCSE requirements, you must also have one of the following sets of qualifications:
What's in it for you
- 2 A-Levels - 1 must be in Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Computing (Grade C or above)
- BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in IT, Computing, IT Systems & Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems & Principles or Computing (Software Engineering Stream) (Merit or Distinction)
- BTEC Diploma Level 3 in IT, Computing, IT Systems & Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems & Principles or Computing (Software Engineering Stream) (Merit or Distinction)
- HNC/HND in IT, Computing, IT Systems & Development, IT (Software Development), IT (Business), ICT Systems & Principles or Computing (Software Engineering Stream) (Pass, Merit or Distinction)
- Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Computing
We will support you with training and on the job experience to gain an accredited L4 qualification. Technology is changing faster than ever before and our organisation needs to constantly adapt and evolve to meet these new challenges. Join IT and help us create new ways of working and exploit technology opportunities. The role that technology plays is wide reaching and touches every working person, every day, which means that you could have the opportunity to work with people across National Grid’s businesses and our supply partners.
What you'll get
You will receive a starting salary of £24,017 and you will work towards a level 4 qualification or a foundation degree depending on the programme. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, full board accommodation whilst away at our training academy and all travel expenses paid for when you’re not at your base location.
Who we are
At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.
You must be willing to relocate your primary location to within a 45 minute journey time to the location of the role
The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 16th February, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.
If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.
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