“Young Enterprise offer a comprehensive understanding of the school and college landscape in terms of upskilling and outreach opportunities. Grid for Good works with them because of their expertise in identifying which schools to work with; we continue to work with them because of their expertise in continuously developing and co-creating the programme with National Grid”.
Young Enterprise is an official delivery partner of National Grid’s ‘Grid for Good’ programme. National Grid has also joined up with energy industry partners to help deliver the Grid for Good Access programme.
By the end of year 3, over 3,000 young people will have participated in a Young Enterprise Grid for Good Masterclass; over 50 students have taken part in virtual online Business Tasters and over 100 young people have undertaken the virtual Career Coaching online sessions.
As the programme evolves to offer tangible employment pathways, we’ve seen 12 young people benefit from work experience at National Grid, with over 25 more during the Summer 2023 and we’re seeing our first Grid for Good alumni securing apprenticeships within the energy sector.
Partnership Impact on the young people we support
Young Enterprise students participating in the Grid for Good programme access industry-specific work-ready skills development masterclasses, career coaching, work experience opportunities at National Grid, site tours, mock assessment centres and the opportunity to apply for employment opportunities via L3 and L4 Apprenticeships on key strategic projects for the business. Regardless of whether students end up in the energy sector they’ll benefit from an outstanding careers experience that will set them up well for whatever lies ahead.
Young Enterprise is thrilled to partner with National Grid to see countless students secure life-changing job opportunities across National Grid’s business and its supply chain, and in communities where opportunities for students might be scarce.
“Young Enterprise offer a comprehensive understanding of the school and college landscape in terms of upskilling and outreach opportunities. Grid for Good works with them because of their expertise in identifying which schools to work with; we continue to work with them because of their expertise in continuously developing and cocreating the programme with National Grid. That can be seen in very strong YoY improvement in student outcomes. Without their partnership, our success in engaging 16-18 year olds from social mobility cold spots wouldn’t be anywhere near where it is today.”