Construction Development Programme

National Grid
Various locations - see job description for details
A starting salary of £33,03
Closing date
10 Dec 2022

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Do you have attention to detail, high standards on quality and a collaborative approach with people? Prefer to be out on site than in the office? The Construction Development Programme offers the opportunity to join our construction team as a Trainee Project Supervisor.

This training programme will provide on-site, classroom and virtual training over an 18-month period to enable you to confidently challenge the quality and safety of schemes of works on live construction sites.  

Our construction team manage hundreds of construction projects across the country – we manage the contractor delivering the building work on site. The Project Supervisor is the key National Grid representative on-site working closely with the site contractor to ensure safety, quality and schedule expectations are maintained at National Grid’s high standards.  You will be the eyes and ears on the ground where it’s all happening.  Is the contractor building to our high standards?  Are they doing it safely? If not, can you challenge the Site Manager constructively and work collaboratively to get it right?

During the programme you’ll have the opportunity to develop technical knowledge, along with project, contractual and stakeholder management skills. You will gain on-site expertise and specialist experience of the energy sector, building solid foundations for your career in the construction industry.

There has never been a more exciting time to join National Grid. We will be delivering major projects that will secure the energy supply for future generations. The construction team is vital to these projects as we refurbish and replace existing infrastructure to focus on sustainable construction for the future, and alternative technologies. 

What are the entry requirements? 

If you’re interested in applying, you should hold one of the following qualifications listed below, in addition to relevant work experience in a construction, engineering, military or operational role. 

HNC/HND, ONC or BTEC level 3 in a Construction or Engineering discipline and relevant work experience OR 

Degree in Engineering, Construction or Project Management and relevant work experience OR 

NEBOSH Level 3 and relevant work experience OR 

SMSTS and relevant work experience. 

You must also hold a current full driving license. 

What are the benefits? 

A starting salary of £33,031  

Current salary at end of programme - £39,490 

Externally recognised qualifications of SMSTS, NEBOSH and CQI Quality in Construction if not already held 

Company car 

A pension scheme 

25 days’ annual leave 

The classroom training is typically based at our Training Centre in Eakring, Nottinghamshire so you will be required to spend some time away from home for a portion of the scheme. The role itself requires a lot of driving to different sites across the region/UK – you must be prepared to travel and stay away from home as and when required. 


North – Merseyside, Leeds, Sheffield, or Yorkshire. 

Central – Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridge, Suffolk (Bury St  Edmunds), Peterborough or Norwich. 

London and South – North West London, South East London or Reading (London allowance where applicable).

Please state your preference on application.  

Selection Process 

Stage 1 – Application (November) 

Stage 2 – Telephone Interviews (December) 

Stage 3 – Assessment Centres (January/February)  

Stage 4 – Feedback or Offer process (January/February) 

Stage 5 – Background checks 

The start date for this programme will be 24th April 2023 and due to the popularity and high application numbers, we begin recruiting in November for an April start. If successful, you must be able to commit to starting on this date. 

If you require any further information, or have any questions, email the team at; 


National Grid is not just one of the top ten energy utilities in the United States. And we are more than the individual operators or the high-voltage electricity and high-pressure gas transmission systems that power Great Britain. Together, our people make sure lights are on, homes are heated and water is boiled. We power schools, businesses, sporting events and parks. So a career with us is about making a difference to people’s daily lives–safely, responsibly and on an international scale.

Find Us
National Grid House
Warwick Technology Park
Gallows Hill
CV34 6DA
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