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Life At NIE Networks

Whether you spend your day on site, engaging directly with customers, supporting our network or working in one of our newly refurbished offices, we like to think life at NIE Networks is pretty rewarding.

We offer a dynamic, exciting and secure career within the utilities sector.

We're people focused

NIE Networks is our people. We’re proud to be an Investors in People Gold company as the more fulfilled, respected and encouraged our staff are the better we are and the quicker we lead the way to a renewable and prosperous future.

Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all employment practices.

The aim of the policy is to ensure that difference is respected and encouraged within the workplace at all times, by maintaining a good and harmonious working environment for all where every employee is treated fairly.

  • Diversity & Inclusion Forum
  • Employee relations forums
  • Women in Business NI Member
  • JAM Card Friendly (Just A Minute)
  • Dignity at work training
  • Support in Menopause – coffee pause session
  • Member of Business in the Community
  • Member of ENA (Energy Networks Association) Diversity & Equality Taskforce
  • Deaf Awareness Training

Read more about our approach to Diversity & Inclusion using the link below.

Diversity & Inclusion


Development & Learning

We believe in supporting, accelerating and directing learning and development opportunities for all our employees.

We are committed to fostering a learning culture driven by our line managers and our employees. This learning culture is one that is ultimately underpinned by our learning and development strategy. The growth of employees is vitally important to the success of the company in the longer term.

  • Management development programmes and career progression opportunities
  • Money Management webinar
  • Safer Together Programme
  • iHub – your input matters, little ideas can make a big difference
  • Paid professional accreditation and membership

Health & Wellbeing

It’s important to us to ensure positive wellbeing for all employees which goes beyond physical health benefits and includes mental and social health too.

  • Health and Wellbeing Forum
  • Celebratory events for staff
  • Coffee mornings
  • Welfare support
  • Mental health first aid
  • Occupational health provision
  • Annual health surveillance programme
  • Safe in the sun campaign
  • In-house spinology clinics
  • Flu vaccine programme
  • First aid training
  • Charity Fundraising and Teambuilding Group
  • Health cash plan
  • Stop smoking support service
  • 5k a day in May

“Our people are at the centre of our organisation and our aim is to ensure we support our employees in all aspects of health and wellbeing and maintain an engaged and motivated workforce.  Our various team activities and coffee mornings have proved popular, especially post Covid.  They provide an opportunity for work colleagues to get together creating a sense of camaraderie while having a bit of fun, in turn producing a supportive and inclusive workplace for everyone.”

Julie Henderson
Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Forum


Your work, your way

Our people are at the heart of our success and we engage with our employees at all levels across the business.

  • Employee Benefits Group
  • Hybrid and flexible working patterns available
  • Employee Engagement Forum & survey
  • 2050 Engagement Forum
  • iHub Innovation Forum
  • A career break (to support further education, domestic responsibilities, voluntary work or sporting events)
  • Site Safety Engagement Training
  • Digital Strategy Steering Group
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Participation in the NIE Networks Charities Fund
  • Negotiating Committee
  • Teambuilding Events
  • Industrial Voice
  • Member of Timely Careers
  • Pensions Review Group

“Our role is to focus on the future and help shape what NIE Networks will look like in 2050.  It’s brilliant getting to have a say in the company’s future, have our voices listened to and get the chance to speak to the Executive team directly.  I’ve met so many people around my age, who all come with different experiences and perspectives so it’s very interesting as well as being a brilliant way to build our peer to peer relationships.”

Sarah Fox
Senior Communication Officer

We're Future Focused

Towards Net Zero, Together

  • Letter of Commitment accepted by Science Based Target Initiative
  • Member of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change “Race to Zero” campaign
  • Accredited Wildlife Aware Organisation
  • Working to avoid single use plastics with RSPB and registered as an ‘engaged’ company with Responsible Plastic Management (RPM)
  • RSPB Peatland Restoration campaign support
  • Committed partner of One Million Trees Project with Belfast City Council
  • Partnership with The Conservation Volunteers
  • Environmental Management Committee
  • Platinum Award for 6th consecutive year from NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey (2022)

“Our Sustainability and Environmental Action Plan is built upon two interconnected foundations: ‘Becoming a Net Zero Organisation’ and enacting our ‘Environmental Stewardship’. Our Environmental Management Committee and Sustainability Forum meets monthly to evolve our strategy and push ourselves to achieve more.”

Judy McElroy
Sustainability & Environment Manager

“Sustainability is something I am very passionate about so I am proud to be on the Environmental Management Committee. It makes me feel like I can contribute to big changes in the organisation. As a committee, we look at reducing our business carbon footprint as well as making positive contributions to the environment through outreach and volunteer days.”

Jenni McKeown
Lines and Cables Asset Manager