National Grid staff will be sharing their knowledge and expertise to help West Midlands residents land a coveted job or training place in an initiative to mark Responsible Business Week (20 - 26 April).
On Wednesday (22 April) a team of employees will be working at The Brasshouse Community Centre in Smethwick to help residents and students get into the world of work. The day will include interview techniques, preparing for work, creating CVs and completing job application forms, and where to find employment and training opportunities.
The sessions are among 17 countrywide events organised by National Grid as part of Responsible Business Week, which aims to champion the role of businesses in creating a fairer society and a sustainable future.
Neil Pullin, director of gas transmission for National Grid commented: “As Responsible Business of the Year, National Grid is keen to promote to benefits of employee volunteering during Responsible Business Week.
Sharing our time and skills is one of the best ways that we can support the communities where we live, work and operate. It’s a great opportunity for our staff to develop their own skills and broaden their experiences– it’s also hugely rewarding!”
Last year National Grid was named Responsible Business of the Year by Business in the Community (BITC). The prestigious accolade is awarded to organisations which make efforts to operate responsibly in everything they do, making a positive difference to society and the environment.
National Grid was particularly commended for its employee volunteering programmes. National Grid works closely with Community Service Volunteers (CSV), a leading volunteering charity which co-ordinates and manages the company’s employee volunteering programme and has organised many of the activities for Responsible Business Week.
Over the last year, around 3,000 National Grid employees were involved with volunteering, citizenship and fundraising activities with the charities and organisations that the company supports.
Notes to editors - archive
National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world and was named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 by Business in the Community. This accolade acknowledges all of our efforts in getting involve with the things that really matter to us and to society. We own and manage the grids that connect people to the energy they need, from whatever the source. In Britain and the north-eastern states of the US we run systems that deliver gas and electricity to millions of people, businesses and communities.
In Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. In the North Eastern US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles.
National Grid in the UK:
- We own the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, operating it across Great Britain
- We own and operate the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain
- Our gas distribution business delivers gas to 10.9 million homes and businesses
- We also own a number of related businesses including LNG importation, land remediation and metering
- National Grid manages the National Gas Emergency Service free phone line on behalf of the industry - 0800 111 999 (all calls are recorded and may be monitored).
- Our portfolio of other businesses is mainly concerned with infrastructure provision and related services where we can exploit our core skills and assets to create value. These businesses operate in areas such as Metering, Grain LNG Import, Interconnectors and Property. National Grid Carbon Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid. It undertakes Carbon Capture Storage related activities on behalf of National Grid.
Find out more about the energy challenge and how National Grid is helping find solutions to some of the challenges we face at www.nationalgridconnecting.com
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