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National Grid

National Grid is one of the world's largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly. National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner. 

We are committed to safeguarding our global environment for future generations and providing all our customers with the highest standards of service through investment in our networks and through our talented, diverse workforce. National Grid owns the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales and operates the system across Great Britain. 

It also owns and operates the high-pressure gas transmission system in Britain operating 7,660km of high-pressure pipeline, 24 compressor stations and more than 600 above-ground installations. In the US, National Grid distributes electricity to nearly five million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.

Owning 4,160 megawatts of electricity generation, it is the largest power producer in New York State supplying power to over one million customers on Long Island. It is also the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern US, delivering gas to 20 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid also has a number of related businesses such as LNG importation and storage, land remediation and metering.

1-3 Strand, London , WC2N 5EH
Industry Utilities
Company size:   10,001+ employees
Industry:   Utilities
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1-3 Strand

National Grid has introduced a hybrid approach to working, with a mix between office and home working, which they believe allows their teams to be the most productive.

What we love about National Grid:

💡 Allows parents to balance work and family commitments with shared parental leave, in addition to adoption leave. 

💡 Their hybrid approach allows individuals to be more productive by choosing what work environment suits their work style and needs. 

Articles about National Grid:

💡 National Grid's flexible working initiatives secure its place on the Top Employers for Working Families List

💡 Flexibility and diversity at National Grid (TimeWise)

Flexible Working Approach

At National Grid, we support our customers and communities every single day with the most cutting-edge energy solutions. And we’ve found that the best way to do that is to take care of our people and make sure they’re rewarded for their commitment to the company.

Our comprehensive and competitive benefits program is designed to support our employees at all stages of their careers and their lives. By providing choice and flexibility, our range of benefits support work/life integration, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing, and address unique needs of our multi-generational workforce.

Our benefits are a strong part of what employees value most about working here at National Grid, and are indicative of our Live Brighter culture. We look for the best talent to join our diverse, inclusive, vibrant workforce, and want to ensure you’re properly taken care of. Because only then can you bring your whole self to work and perform at your peak. It’s all part of our commitment to helping you, our company, and our communities live brighter—now and in the future.

Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Term-time: These are contract based agreements that are used to accommodate an individuals childcare responsibilities during school holidays, as well as for staff who work in the education sector.
Annualised Hours: This is an employment contract where the employee's working hours are calculated on an hourly basis, rather than daily or weekly. Those hours are at times stipulated by the employer during the year.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Core Hours / Staggered Hours: Core hours refer to specific times an organisation requires an employee to work, for example 10am to 4pm. Staggered hours are when an employee has different start and finish times from other workers.
Compressed Hours: This is where an employee increases the volume of hours worked each day in order to reduce the number of days worked.
Full-time: A full-time employee works between 35 and 40 hours per week, usually on a permanent contract.
Reduced Hours: This is a provision given by an organisation to an employee to work for a lesser number of hours as compared to the mandatory working hours set for all employees.
Job Share: An arrangement where two people, or sometimes more, are retained on a part-time or reduced-time basis to perform a job normally fulfilled by one person working full-time.
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
Career Breaks / Sabbatical: These are an extended periods of agreed absence from work. The term is often used interchangeably with "sabbatical", which is generally taken to mean a shorter period of leave of several weeks or months.
Shared Parental Leave: This allows parents to share a portion of leave and pay with their partners to care for children from birth, usually until their first birthday.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

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