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Rescue workers after the earthquake in Turkey February 2022

Substation engineer joins the rescue work in earthquake-hit Turkey

Imagine going to bed expecting to head into your usual work the next day but you are woken up at 5:30am by a call that means your day – and indeed your week ahead – takes a significantly different turn. This was what happened to David Jones, a substation engineer in National Grid Electricity Transmission and also an emergency rescue volunteer, earlier this month.

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Solar-powered tiny homes help tackle homelessness in New York

As part of our Project C initiative, we have teamed up with A Tiny Home for Good to help those who face homelessness in Central New York State, providing them with places to live and thrive that are also affordable and energy efficient.

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‘Grid for Good’ celebrates one year of bringing young people opportunities in t…

Programmes like Grid for Good are more important than ever in helping young talent access and explore the energy sector. Discover some of the brilliant results we’ve achieved in this first year, plus our plans for the year ahead.

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National Grid's Inclusion Week goes international

For the past five years, we’ve celebrated Inclusion Week in the UK. This year the celebrations grew bigger and better, with colleagues based in both the UK and the NorthEastern US taking part in a week-long programme of activities.

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70 years from now, T-pylon time capsules will reveal what our lives were like

As the world’s first operational T-pylons are constructed along National Grid’s Hinkley Connection route, pupils from 20 local schools are preparing time capsules with 2021-related memorabilia to be hidden inside the structures.

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National Grid story about partnership with MyKindaFuture

Inspiring young people to consider energy sector careers

Since its launch in October 2020, our partnership with MyKindaFuture – the UK’s leading underrepresented talent specialist – has helped inspire 18,000 students from diverse backgrounds to consider careers in STEM and shows no signs of slowing down.

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National Grid's Susan with her WES 2021 'top female engineer' award

INWED 2021: meet our award-winning engineer who’s always aimed high

Susana Neves e Brooks is part of the prestigious Women’s Engineering Society’s 2021 list of top 50 women in engineering. Find out more about her, from her childhood love of fighter jets to her thoughts on now being an award winner.

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We’ve joined the Valuable 500 – because disability is our business

Diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives is critical to achieving our ambitions, generally and for net zero. We’ve taken a further step with this by joining the Valuable 500 – a global movement putting disability on the business agenda.

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National Grid partners with UWE to protect UK's bat population article

National Grid partners with UWE to protect the UK’s bat population

We have partnered with the University of the West of England on a unique PhD research project on how to mitigate construction impact on bat populations. The findings will be applied on future construction projects and used by UK planning authorities.

Our employees and their stories

Maryam Eslami standing outside National Grid House below the company logo

Meet Maryam

Watch Maryam’s story to discover how her life has been transformed by Grid for Good. Our flagship community investment programme supports 16-24-year olds from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, by giving them the skills they need to find meaningful employment.

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National Grid Substation Project Supervisor Zaryab Suddle for careers story

Meet Zaryab

Substation Project Supervisor Zaryab Suddle has always loved fixing things. Now’s he’s part of solving one of the greatest problems we’ve ever faced – climate change.

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Energy explained

Ever wondered what net zero means? Want to know how windfarms make energy? Or how electricity and gas gets to you? Here we answer all your energy questions.

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