Higher Apprentice - HR




24 Months



Level 5 Apprenticeship & CIPD



About the Role



Our Human Resources apprenticeship scheme in the People Function an alternative route to university and provides you with the opportunity to earn a competitive salary whilst gaining on the job experience & knowledge across different teams and studying to achieve your professional Level 5 CIPD qualification. 
Our People function enables the business to deliver on its strategic priorities through ensuring we have the right people, in the right place at the right time with the correct capabilities required to add value and drive action. We set the group strategy on talent, recruitment, performance management, employee relations, DEI, reward, culture, colleague communication and engagement as well as partnering directly with the business to ensure they are set up for success.


On the program you will gain exposure to different parts of our business and be an integral part of the team from the start. The People function plays an important role across several different areas, and you’ll be actively involved in the following: 

·    Understanding the HR systems, policies and processes and supporting the delivery of cyclical BAU activities

·    Support the delivery of key HR processes 

·    Analyse engagement results and help the business in develop action plans to further drive engagement across teams 

·    Work with different centres of excellence and business stakeholders to develop toolkits

·    Provide internal and external insights to help facilitate thought leadership

·    Support on key people projects and activities

·    Reporting on people data and driving insights 

·    Provide services to the core business in the delivery of generalist and specialist HR services.

·    Playing an integral part in business decision making 


Through the Human Resources Apprenticeship Program, you will undertake a 2-year apprenticeship which will give you a Level 3 and Level 5 qualification (dependent upon prior experience) successful completion will lead into a permanent role within National Grid’s staff structure. 


The Level 5 apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to experience different teams in the business and will include placements within the centres of excellence and business partnering teams based in our Warwick office where you will develop your base level Human Resources knowledge and technical skills.


During your two years you will also take part in various off the job training to develop your skills and you will also study towards your CIPD qualification through a dedicated training provider.  

What you'll get



You will receive a starting salary of £24,090 per annum. 



You will also have access to additional benefits such as:

-    26 days’ holiday

-    A competitive pension scheme 

-    Several flexible benefits such as cycle to work, buy/sell holiday to name a few. 

-    Opportunity to enroll in our sharesave/share incentive plans



The apprenticeship scheme incorporates excellent training opportunities to support you with your career and personal development. You will be supported financially with completing your professional qualification and you will be entitled up to five study days per year, depending on the number of exams/coursework you sit.

About you



The People function is crucial the success of National Grid as people are our superpower and ensuring we have the right people with the right skills affects every aspect of the company. You will need to be a good communicator and be able to engage with people at every level. An interest in Human Resources is a must but more important is your commitment and enthusiasm to learn and develop and a passion and drive to succeed. 


You don’t need prior work experience or specific A-Levels; we will teach you everything you need to know to have a successful and rewarding career in the People Function.

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What you'll need



To apply for this role, you will need:

•    GCSEs in Maths & English at grade 5 or higher, at a minimum

•    2 A-Levels at Grade C or higher, or equivalent, at a minimum 

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.   



Assessment centres will be held from January – April 2024.  


 Higher Apprenticeship
 Published on 11-12-2023
 Deadline NA