Gemma Parkes, Engineer Training Programme, Gas System Design
I wanted to get involved in engineering or that type of work, I didn't really want to go into management as a lot of the graduate roles do and schemes, so National Grid offered a wide basis to get involved in a big company, with the breadth from the gas and the electricity and offered the way to train and learn the technical aspects and gain the skills as well.
The application process was pretty straightforward, I found the job online and applied, and pretty swiftly I got a phone call inviting me to an assessment centre which was actually for the electricity side, but getting offered the gas side I was even more pleased.
In terms of training we've had results and coordinators have given us feedback on how we've learnt and how we understand. And then within our job role, I've had continuous meetings with my manager on projects I've been given - ways I done things well and ways I could do things better.
The best thing about the working environment within National Grid - here at Warwick I really enjoy working here. It's very relaxed, it's very supportive around here and what National Grid offer within Warwick office you have the gym the healthcare, it's brilliant.