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Be part of something powerful

If you want to play a part in powering the lives of over 8 million people, this is the place to be. We are a big business with a big responsibility, but we feel like a close-knit team. Join us, and we’ll give you every opportunity to fulfil your potential and have a long and successful career, where you’ll help us shape the future of the energy and utility industry.  

A glimpse of life at UK Power Networks

What we do

What We Do

We own and maintain electricity cables and deliver power to homes and businesses in London, The South East and the East of England. This means over 8 million homes and businesses rely on us for their electricity. If someone needs a new cable connected, an existing cable moved or upgraded, or if there’s a power cut – we’re the people to call. It’s a big job with lots of responsibility, something we’d never be able to achieve without our dedicated employees and their expertise in disciplines as diverse as engineering, customer service and social media. This is where you’ll come in.

Rewards and benefits

Rewards and Benefits

Happy employees are motivated employees. This is why we give our people more rewards and benefits than any other company in our industry. These include little things that can make a big difference, such as a Cycle to Work Scheme, Care4 childcare vouchers and hundreds of discounts in many high street stores and websites.

But what really sets us apart is our excellent training and development, which is why many of our employees go on to become highly respected figures in the industry.

Be part of a winning team

Be Part of a Winning Team

When you join UK Power Networks, you’ll be part of a respected, award-winning team.

We see it as our responsibility to go beyond the call of duty, from helping to tackle fuel poverty to giving our employees training and development that’s tailored to their precise needs. This dedication to being a Respected Corporate Citizen has resulted in recognition across numerous industries, from energy to customer service to social media. We’ve won many awards as a business. And so have our employees. Here are just a few:

Gold [Investors in People]
Only 3% of the companies awarded Investors in People status achieve the Gold standard.

The Sunday Times
25 Best Big Companies to work for 2018.

Utility of the Year
We made history by winning this award two years in a row (2015 and 2016). We also won it in 2012.

Our vision for the future

Our Vision for the Future

The world is rapidly changing. The energy industry must adapt to this change or be left behind. Quite simply, we, as an innovative, forward-thinking business, are in the driving seat to lead this adaptation. It’s a big responsibility. But we’re confident we’ll succeed by employing the right people and remaining true to our core values of:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Responsibility
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Unity

Our overall vision is to become:

  • An Employer of Choice
  • A Respected Corporate Citizen
  • Sustainably Cost Efficient

Our Chief Executive, Basil Scarsella says it best:

"Energy is in the spotlight like never before and the industry needs to make changes. UK Power Networks is leading those changes, transforming our business to become a top class performer in the electricity distribution industry. UK Power Networks’ performance depends on the contribution of all our employees. We're always looking to recruit motivated and capable individuals who will help us achieve our aim to be the ‘best performing Distribution Network Operator’ in the UK. Electricity is an essential part of everyone’s lives – UK Power Networks fully understands its responsibility in this respect and is committed to continuously improve the quality of service that we provide to our customers.

If you’re interested in a career that will challenge, inspire and provide you with exciting opportunities and responsibilities, then UK Power Networks is the place to be. I look forward to you joining us at this critical point of change.”

Strength in diversity

Strength in Diversity

The future of our business rests on our people. Every single person we employ must feel like they are wanted, listened to and respected, whatever their background and beliefs. This is why Diversity and Inclusiveness is one of our core values.

We have Diversity Champions who act as role models for diversity and equality within the business. We build inclusion from the top, with diversity workshops and seminars that educate our management team on the unconscious biases that can affect the way we treat people and how we can overcome these. We provide a platform for employees to share their views, tell us what we’re doing well and make recommendations for improvement with networks such as FUSION (Female, Unity, Strength, Inspiration, Opportunity Network), LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network) and Carers Network. And lots more, from Business in the Community to Race for Opportunity.