Wherever you are in your career, the ESO is a great place to work. You’ll be part of an organisation with a clear purpose, an inclusive and collaborative culture and you’ll have access to industry leading training and development. Join us and help to build a greener, net zero future for Great Britain.

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Join us on the journey to net zero

As Great Britain’s electricity system operator (ESO), we sit at the heart of the electricity system, using our outstanding engineering and commercial expertise to balance electricity supply and demand. Ultimately, we keep the electricity flowing directly to where it’s needed, second by second. The British Government has set out its ambition to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the energy industry is responding – together we are building a cleaner, greener Britain. We, as ESO, have an important role on this journey: we are constantly thinking about how to best shape the future of energy, and are working to operate a greener and cleaner electricity system.

Our future opportunities

As we look to the future, we’re going to have a lot more roles becoming available. You could be planning energy networks, implementing change, running innovation projects, or even building future energy scenarios. No matter what your goals and aspirations are, you'll be part of something new, something exciting, and something career-defining. Not all of our roles will require specific industry experience, so whatever your skillset we’d love to explore how you could be part of that journey.


Our people

It’s thanks to our team of amazing people that we have one of the most reliable electricity systems in the world. We work with a whole range of experts, including engineers, academics and industry professionals so that we can safely deliver affordable and clean energy to customers.

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Inclusion and diversity

We strive to do the right thing and find a better way through listening to the needs of our customers and our employees.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for all of our employees, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and offering the opportunity for development.

Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives, which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative workforce. 


Nurturing your talent

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. 

Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. 

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.