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National Grid Jump Start Program, Assistant Analyst, Corporate Finance in Waltham, Massachusetts

About the Jump Start Program

The National Grid “Jump Start” program provides our communities with access to an affordable education, early career professional working experience, and enables a seamless transition into a full-time role in the workplace. This position is specifically targeting talent who will have achieved a high school diploma/GED prior to the June start date . As a Jump Start participant, y ou will work in a full-time position in National Grid 's Finance team while also pursuing a Bachelor's degree full-time which is fully funded by National Grid. The program includes rotations which will provide you with exposure to many finance disciplines.

“Jump Start” establishes a clear career trajectory for you by providing a tiered structure, where initial rotation placements are intentionally transactional based to assist with building financial acumen and familiarity with the various systems used by National Grid. This initial placement builds a foundation for you to grow confidence within the organization and hit the ground running as the program progresses.

This is a hybrid role with flexible 1-3 days per week in the Waltham, MA office.

What You'll Do

You will be exposed to various finance disciplines over the course of their rotations geared toward uncovering your passion and career aspirations. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Finance Data and Reporting (FDRO) and Record to Report (R2R): Participant is given foundational knowledge for national grid systems & processes, meanwhile playing a pivotal role in the governance, simplification, and optimization of our data systems.

  • Tax and Audit: Participant exercises attention to detail through risk management, governance & controls processes. Skillsets carried forward include strategic tax insights & understanding risk when working with the business in the future, driving company value by enabling better business decision making.

  • Group Financial Control: Develop action oriented and value-add storytelling capabilities to enhance financial reporting, planning, and analysis.

  • Enterprise Business Partnering: Participant will fine-tune stakeholder management skills and build professional relationships. In turn influencing the business to make informed decisions by linking operational drivers and financial impacts.

Through the program’s rotations, you will partake in various on and off the job trainings to develop soft and hard skills directly transferrable to the workplace and be given flexible hours to devote time to your studies.

You will be given numerous benefits upon becoming a full-time employee, geared towards assisting you in achieving a bachelor’s degree. This includes:

  • Tuition Reimbursement made directly to in-state institutions

  • Competitive Salary to current market standards

  • Student Loan Reimbursement up to $6K lifetime benefit

  • Access to a vast support network, which includes mentorship from tenured and high-ranking leaders, a “Buddy” system, Business Coordinators and more

  • Flexible working schedule, including 8 hours of flexible study time allotted weekly

What You'll Need

  • High School Diploma or GED, earned prior to the June 24, 2024 start date

  • Aspirations to pursue and achieve a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Great communication skills

  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to learn and develop, with a passion to succeed

  • 18 years or older at start date

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for everyone. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.

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At National Grid, we’re Superpowered

The world of energy is changing faster than ever. At National Grid, we keep people connected and society moving. But it’s so much more than that. We’re dreamers, big-thinkers, innovators and builders. We’re shaping the current, to change the future. We know that a clean, fair, and affordable energy future is in our hands. So we explore with energy, with innovation and technology powering our progress, and helping us to find a better way to deliver energy to all National Grid supplies us with the environment to make it happen – inspiring us, giving us time to recharge and providing a safety net on tougher days. But it’s our people that provide our true superpower. They drive and sustain our growth, their unique differences only making us stronger. So join us, and power the future of energy. Find what makes you Superpowered.


Waltham, MA $55,000 - $60,000 a year

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.