Renewables : Onshore Wind Apprentices

SSE plc

Location: County Cork, County Donegal

Job Type: Full time


Renewables : Onshore Wind Apprentices ROI (May 2024 Intake)

Base Location: Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farm (County Cork),

Meentycat Hub (County Donegal)

Salary: circa € 17,863 plus a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing, and family.

Working Pattern: Full Time

About the role:

Thinking about life after school or perhaps a change in career? Maybe you enjoy fixing things or prefer being outdoors and doing hands-on practical work? Perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill? This Apprenticeship Programme offers you the chance to earn whilst you learn new skills. The National Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship is for people who wish to pursue a career in the maintenance of large scale commercial wind turbines

This is a 3-year programme, a combination of on and off-the-job training, with on-the job training being spent on learning practical skills at one of our Wind Farms, and off-the-job training at Kerry College. You will be trained in a progressive manner and will get to put your skills into practice during both on and off the job training stages. On successful completion, you will have achieved an Advanced Certificate in Industrial Wind Turbine Engineering and will be fully competent in the role of a Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician.

You will be supported throughout your programme by a wide number of colleagues including mentors, Learning and Talent support staff and business operational colleagues. You will be provided with on-the-job training and supported by our academic training partners.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have formal qualifications and accreditations that will offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector. Sustainability underpins everything we do so we believe in making the most of our most valuable assets - our people - and supporting them to be their best. With a carefully designed development programme, you will have everything you need to progress your SSE career as far as you want to go.

What do I need?

We're looking to recruit the best future talent for our sector and on the top of the formal entry requirements we are interested in your innate strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE.


  • At least 18 years of age
  • QQI Level 4 Major Award (or equivalent), or at least 3 years trade related experience.
  • Pass Grade in Maths at Level 3 (or equivalent).
  • B2 Level of English Language proficiency.
  • Ability to work at heights of up to 100m is essential.
  • Excellent colour vision is essential
  • Pass a medical fitness to work assessment


In a case where you do not meet the educational requirements specified above, you must satisfactorily complete an informative panel interview facilitated by the Programme Manager.

We also need you to:

- Have an interest in the work we do at SSE

- Have an appreciation of our core values, particularly safety and the desire to do well

- Enjoy working as part of a team

- Be interested in engineering and how things work

- Enjoy working outside and with your hands

About our Business

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and 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. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be submitted online.

The deadline to submit your application is Sunday, 3rd March 2024.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact by email or you are very welcome to request a call if you would prefer to discuss on the phone.

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. Please note that SSE are unable to sponsor any candidates for our apprentice, trainee engineer and summer placement opportunities as these roles would not meet the eligibility criteria for sponsorship.