Data Analyst Higher Apprentice, Strategy & External Affairs

About the Role



Do you have an interest in UK and European energy markets?  If so, this could be the role for you! 


The Market Analytics team delivers in-depth energy market insights, uses software to simulate UK and European energy markets, creates scenarios of potential future ways to meet net zero, and maintains and develops extensive market information dashboards/databases. The team supports others across all National Grid businesses giving you a chance to work with a wide range of stakeholders. 



With a starting salary of over £28,000, when you join our 24- month Higher Apprenticeship Programme, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to advance your career gaining development and experience in a variety of activities including: 



  • Developing and enhancing energy market dashboards 


  • Transforming and auditing data to provide the team with robust data sources 


  • Investigating ways of improving data handling methods, ensuring documentation and controls are adequate around all processes and projects and sharing best practice 


  • Developing new platforms to deliver market analytics 


  • Running market models to answer business questions and provide analysis and presentations to stakeholders on the results 


  • Performing analysis on market trends 


  • Developing a strategic mindset 



About You



You’re a problem-solver, with the ability to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to develop innovative strategies to meet business needs and deliver long term value. 



Being self-aware and reflective, you are able to engage in a professional manner with a variety of stakeholders.  Having the drive, flexibility and resilience, you always act with integrity and taking responsibility for your actions. 



You’ll have GCSE English and Maths graded at level 5 or above, and two A-Levels (or equivalents) graded C or above.  



You’ll also have demonstrable numerical and analytical skills, a basic knowledge of office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and an interest in computer coding such as Python could be advantageous 




What You'll Get



We are proud to offer a starting salary of £28,332. 



As a first step to your career in the energy industry, our Higher Apprenticeship Programmes are like no other!  You’ll gain an insight into how we work at National Grid, understand what a career with us can offer, and receive some great rewards and benefits: 



  • 26 days annual leave + statutory holidays  


  • Pension scheme and Sharesave options  


  • Earn whilst you learn on our Higher Apprenticeship Programme 


  • You’ll develop well-rounded skills through practical experience 



National Grid is committed to the personal development of our staff. Joining us, you’ll be supported as you develop a wide range of business, and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience. You’ll work closely with your line manager to establish and navigate through a Personal Development Plan that is tailored to your needs. 


Our Values and Principles 



Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any adjustments that you require. 



Further Information



This role will close in March 2024, however, we encourage you to apply as early as possible as we will close roles if they are filled earlier than the deadline. to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process. 



Assessment centres will be held from January to March 2024.

 Higher Apprenticeship
 Published on 11-12-2023
 Deadline NA