Renewable Apprentices

SSE plc

Location: Highland Council, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, South Ayrshire Council

Job Type: Full time


Renewable Apprentices - August 2024 Intake

Base Locations:


Invergarry/Dundreggan/Great Glen (Fort Augustus, Highlands)

Fasnakyle Power Station (Drumnadrochit, Beauly)

Tummel Workshop (Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross)

Onshore Wind

Griffin Wind Farm (Perth and Kinross)

Hadyard Hill Wind Farm (Girvan)

Salary: starting at circa £12,000 plus a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing, and family.   Salary upon finishing the apprenticeship is circa £32,000 per annum.

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.

This is a 4-year multi-craft (electrical and mechanical) programme, a combination of college academic study and work-based learning with approximately 18 months college and 30 months in a Hydro Power Station or on an Onshore Wind Farm. You’ll finish college with a NC Electrical and NC Mechanical and after moving to the workplace, you’ll work towards SCQF Level 7 Modern Apprenticeship in Asset Lifecycle and Maintenance. You will be trained in safety, engineering practice, electrical and mechanical maintenance.

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. Our apprentices attend college full time for the first 18 months of the programme, and you will be supported fully during this time.

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 we know that it’s not all about qualifications. We're more interested in your innate strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE. You don't need any experience to apply, you just need 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, 10th of 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 Home Office eligibility criteria for sponsorship.