Earlier this month, our Transmission Network Control Centre (TNCC) welcomed six Year 10 students for work experience week.
The students, who came from various local schools, had a jam-packed week with sessions delivered by volunteers from across the business. They learned more about National Grid, our role and responsibilities to our customers and communities, and were given an overview and tour of both the TNCC and the Gas National Control Centre (GNCC).
They also took part in a ‘speed networking’ event with a range of different colleagues, discovering the vast range of opportunities we offer; from Internship Placements and Apprenticeships to the Graduate Programme.
In addition to all this, at the beginning of the week the students were given a project; a real life ‘business problem’, which they were asked to discuss and come up with possible solutions for. On the final day they presented their thoughts and ideas to a panel, as well as what they had learned during the week.
The week definitely gave the students some food for thought about their future careers – and hopefully ignited a spark that could make them National Grid engineers of the future!
Security, National Grid Ventures, IS, Health & Wellbeing, HR and NG Labs teams also supported the week by spending some time with the students.
A big thank you to all those who volunteered their time and helped make the week a success!