Applications for this job have closed. This page will redirect to the SSE plc employer page in 10 seconds.

Early Career & Pipelines Manager

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire, Angus Council, Angus Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Dundee City Council, Edinburgh, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Shetland Islands, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire Council, South Lanarkshire

Job Type: Contract/temp, Full time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 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.

About the Role

Base Location: Scotland - Flexible | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however, need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices in Scotland.

Salary: £38,700 - £58,100 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available

This is a unique opportunity to join SSE as an Early Careers and Pipelines Manager for an interim period of 12 months. In this role, you'll be at the heart of managing the people pipeline activity and responsibilities across the Transmission business. You'll drive programmes and processes for SSEN Transmission's graduates, trainees and apprentices as well as exploring new pipeline pools and managing internal talent pipelines. As Early Careers and Pipelines Manager you will:

- Lead trainee, graduate and apprentice recruitment activity including onboarding and induction programmes. Identify opportunities to improve the current trainee pipeline programmes.

- Collaborate with Operational HR Managers to foster internal talent growth, overseeing the Extended Leadership Team program and ensuring clarity on Transmission's talent pipeline. Partner with Corporate Learning, Talent teams, academic institutions, and other agencies to facilitate various pipeline initiatives.

- Undertake formal and informal trainee progress reviews and provide support and advice to all Early Years pipeline staff and business mentors.

- Support ad hoc HR activity to ensure we have both the recruitment and retention of a strong pipeline of talent in place in a timely manner and to deliver our ambitious T3 business plan and beyond.

- Work closely with our members of the HR Strategic Workforce Planning team to support early careers and talent engagement activity, including supporting any external strategic partnerships in relation to STEM & education.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- An awareness of early careers projects and programmes. A background in learning or academia could be helpful but is not essential.

- Experience of talent development schemes and succession planning processes, including engaging with learners, and supporting their learning journey.

- The ability to deliver at pace in a changing environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines. Skilled in identifying new opportunities for improvement and creating a plan to deliver these.

- Ability to engage and influence senior stakeholders in a highly professional manner, both internal and external.

- Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills. Good working knowledge of Office 365.

About our Business

SSE Human Resources is made up of several operational and specialist teams who strive to help the business to design, develop and deliver their people strategies. We partner with the business to provide expert advice on all people matters, enabling them to get the best out of their teams and equip them to meet the changing demands of our business now, and in the future.

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 made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on / 01738 351671.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.



View employee benefits