Renewables Graduate Programme 2024

SSE plc

Location: County Dublin, Renfrewshire

Job Type: Full time


Renewables Graduate Programme 2024

Start Date: 23 September 2024

Base Locations: Dublin or Glasgow

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: Environmental Science, Geoscience, Civil Engineering

What is the Role? 

SSE Renewables provides the energy needed today and is building a better world of energy for tomorrow through the world class operation, development, and construction of renewable energy assets. We are seeking environmental science, geosciences and civil engineering graduates who will play a key role in ensuring the successful development, construction and operations of our current and future projects.

Throughout the 2-year programme, you will work across renewables in our hydro, solar and battery, onshore and offshore wind functions. Previous opportunities include working on projects including the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Doggerbank; the first large scale pumped storage scheme developed in the UK for more than 30 years at Coire Glas and Viking Wind Farm, currently the biggest onshore wind farm under construction in the UK. With support and advice from your mentor, colleague, and previous graduates, you will be able to design your own placement plan to suit your interests and career path.

Learn more about the Renewables Engineering Graduate programme here.

What do I need?

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 we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'. You should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.  

You’ll have a minimum of a 2:2 in Environmental Science, Geoscience, or Civil Engineering.

As the organisations grows and becomes more international, our graduates need to be highly flexible in order to embrace the changes and keep up with the fast-paced evolution of the business.  Our graduates are agile in their thinking and seek to address knowledge gaps. You should be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.  

You can find out more about what to expect during the recruitment process here.  

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.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we are arrange a call with you at a time that suits you.

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.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment.  If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case-by-case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.