Thermal - Electrical Engineering Graduate Programme
Location: Aberdeenshire, Medway, Renfrewshire, West Yorkshire
Job Type: Full time
SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £18 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.
Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.
Scotland: Glasgow or Peterhead
England: Atwick, Aldborough, Keadby, Leeds, Medway, Peterhead
Salary: Circa £33,000 per annum + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available
Start Date: September 2024
About our Business
SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.
To find out more, read this blog from Catherine Raw, our Managing Director, on our critical role in delivering net zero.
What is the Role?
As an Electrical Engineering graduate joining SSE within our Thermal business you will be at the forefront of building a better world of flexible thermal energy for future generations. Graduates will follow a specialist pathway where they will work with experts in their specialism, gaining exposure across the Thermal business for the duration of their 2 year graduate programme. Graduates based at Atwick, Aldborough, Keadby, Medway and Peterhead will begin their programme based at one of our operational sites and will expect to gain an operational role upon completion of the graduate programme. Graduates based in our Leeds office will have the opportunity to complete a 6 month operational placement during their programme. Following completion of the graduate programme, graduates will enter into a role in our Engineering and Asset Management Teams.
What do I need to join?
At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. Safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'. You should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.
You’ll have a minimum of a 2:2 BEng in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Electrical Power Systems or Control and Instrumentation. Please refer to the programme overview contained here for more information.
As the organisations grows and becomes more international, our graduates need to be highly flexible in order to embrace the changes and keep up with the fast-paced evolution of the business. Our graduates are agile in their thinking and seek to address knowledge gaps. You should be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.
You can find out more about what to expect during the recruitment process here.
What’s in it for you?
An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.
As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Visit ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.
All applications should be submitted online.
If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact email@example.com. If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we can arrange a call for a time that suits you.
Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.
SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment. If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case-by-case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.