Electrical Engineering 2024 Graduate Programme

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Electrical Engineering 2024 Graduate Programme

Start Date: 23 September 2024

Base Locations: Scotland, England & ROI

Salary: £33,000 / €35,500 per annum + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern:  Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

Degree Disciplines: Electrical / Electronic / Electrical Power, or Power Systems Engineering Degree

What is the Role?

Upon joining SSE as an Electrical Engineering Graduate, you'll be leading the way in contributing to an improved energy landscape for future generations.

You will benefit from exposure and real life experience, alongside first-class guidance to develop your technical skills and our Graduate Programme will provide the supportive, yet challenging, environment to allow you to excel to reach your full potential. In doing so, this will provide the foundation for you to become our next technical, experienced, and driven future leaders - vital on our journey towards net zero.

About Us

It is important you read about our different business areas using the links below as we will ask you to select a preference when you reach the application form. This will help us to support your career ambitions and understand your preferences.

You may be interested in pursing a role within our SSEN Distribution business, where you will contribute to some exciting projects where you'll be at the forefront of developing, improving, and maintaining our network. You'll be involved in projects and activities that help us ensure our network is not only running effectively, but also is considering innovative new technologies and efficient ways of providing energy to all customers. You can read more about the Graduate Programme here.

Perhaps our Thermal business captures your attention, where you will experience the opportunity to spend time across the wider Thermal business, including Project Engineering, Operations, Project Delivery and Asset Management. You can learn more about the Thermal Engineering Graduate programme here.

Our Renewables business is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy generation. Joining our Renewables business, you could have exposure and the opportunity to work in onshore and offshore wind, hydro, or innovative technologies such as hydrogen and battery storage. If this captures your interest, you can find out more about the programme here.

What do I need to join?

You’ll have a minimum of a 2:2 BEng in Electrical / Electronic / Electrical Power, or Power Systems Engineering Degree. Please note, you must be willing and able to independently relocate to the role location prior to the start of the programme.

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 you should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.

Throughout our recruitment process, we are looking for individuals who can demonstrate the ability to; decide and initiate action, work with people, relate and network, adapt and respond to change, create and innovate, learn and research, adhere to principles and values, and show signs of entrepreneurial and commercial thinking.

What’s in it for you?

Our programmes are accredited by the IET, ICE and IMechE and offer a route to Professional Registration.

You'll also receive an excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, click here to view our full benefits package.

We've listened to our previous graduates, and understand the importance of maintaining a work-life balance. When you join us, you can benefit from our Flexible First approach, and this will be unique to your own circumstances. This might mean a hybrid work pattern, or flexibility across the working week, but between you and your manager, you will work together to find the most suitable approach.

You will also have the choice to be involved in our Education and Employability outreach events, as well as a range of volunteering opportunities to help inspire the next generation of engineers. In addition to this, some of our existing graduates are involved in the recruitment process which we find incredibly rewarding!

Next Steps

We kindly ask that all applications should be submitted online.

As an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact graduates@sse.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. You can visit ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more about our commitments to being an inclusive employer.

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.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK by the start of employment. Employment beyond the expiry of your graduate visa will only be possible if you meet the minimum salary threshold for the role you have applied for, as outlined by the Home Office at the applicable time.