Renewables General Business Administration Apprenticeship

SSE plc

Location: Renfrewshire

Job Type: Full time


Apprenticeship – General Business Administration – Offshore Wind Asset Management (August 2024 Intake)

Base Location: Glasgow

Salary: circa £12,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Full Time | Flexible First options available

About the Role

In alignment with our growth plans, we are looking for a General Business Apprentice within our Offshore Asset Management Department. Offshore Asset Management focuses on delivery of production and delivery targets across the portfolio of operating assets and those in the development and construction stages. You will be based within the Technical Support Services team. The team are a key function in the SSE Offshore Wind portfolio delivering multiple functions such as planning, technical assurance, asset management compliance, training, authorisations and safety rules for the Offshore business.

Reporting into the Technical Support Services Manager, once trained, you'll assist with the scheduling of training, raising of purchase orders, minute taking, arranging meetings, conferences & travel, updating spreadsheets, analysing data and performing due diligence checks.

This is a Level 3 Apprenticeship. During this programme, you will receive comprehensive training which will enable you to develop your skills and technical knowledge, allowing you to achieve formal accreditations. Your training will be delivered by one of our training partners and will be delivered over 12 months via a hybrid model of both virtual and face to face delivery. Whilst on this apprenticeship programme you will develop:

- Interpersonal and people skills through collaboration and teamwork.

- Communication skills through a wide range of stakeholder engagement.

- Organisational skills such as the scheduling of meetings.

- Technology skills through the use of MS applications.

- Attention to detail by completing tasks accurately and consistently.

Whilst at work, you will get the opportunity to put your training into practise. Throughout your time at SSE, you will be trained and mentored by the Offshore Training Lead and supported by our experienced and friendly team.

What do I need?

We are looking for the right candidates to help our team build a future that's more sustainable and inclusive. If you want to be a part of our team, we'd be keen to hear from you. We know it's not all about qualifications, we're more interested in your strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE. To apply, you will need to be:-

- Strong communication skills – confidence in speaking to new people.

- Team working skills – that can be from working on projects within school.

- Intuitive – able to question things and provide answers when given tasks.

- Numerate – the nature of the role means there is a lot of numbers, be it commercial values, traded volumes, statistics, KPIs etc.

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?

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. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 26th May.

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.