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Trainee Jointer

Dorset, Hampshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role:

Base Location: Poole / New Forest

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | 37 Hours Per Week

Total Reward package during training: Circa £43k OTE

- Base salary £26,609 - £30,472 + overtime + standby payments.

Total Reward package once qualified: Circa £50k OTE

- Base salary: £31,339 - £35,892 + overtime + standby payments.

What we provide:

  • Fully funded training for you to become a qualified Cable Jointer.
  • The opportunity to be productive straight away.
  • All tools and PPE required for the role.
  • Access to a company vehicle.
  • A skills-based pay matrix so your salary increases as you develop your skills.
  • Opportunity to earn overtime.
  • Job stability with great career opportunities as we are part of the SSE group.
  • On joining, you will also have access to various other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

During your Jointer training programme, which progresses your skills and pay, you can build on your existing skills and experiences gained in other industries. The training offers a mix of technical, academic, and on-the-job training provided by our dedicated training school. Our programme enables you to earn while you learn while also gaining vital experience and skills as you study towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Whether you are considering a career change or looking for the next step in a rapidly expanding industry, our Jointer training programme could be for you.

What is the Role?

Keeping the lights on, that's the strapline but for our skilled teams it's much more than this. The work you will do is vital, impacting our customers as they go about their day. A Cable Jointer is at the heart of our network, helping us to power change through maintaining and upgrading the electricity network.

SSEN is looking for a Jointers Mate, upskilling to Cable Jointers to join our Southern Electric Power Distribution team. This is an opportunity to develop an exciting career and further authorisations within SSEN.

The role will include:

  • Cable preparation for cable jointing and cable termination into transformers or switchgear.
  • Assist experienced Cable Jointers working on our HV & LV Network. You will undergo training while they joint both HV (high voltage 11KV—33KV works) and LV (415V—1000V). Carry out jointing, cabling, and excavation work on a pre-planned and quick response basis, which from time to time may require an overnight stay.
  • Other duties will include assisting with maintenance/refurbishment and preparing electrical equipment within substation compounds.
  • Being responsible for the safety of yourself and colleagues, acting as an ambassador for a strong safety culture in everything you do.
  • Being customer-focused and acting as a strong ambassador for SSE Power Distribution, providing excellent customer service with a flexible approach when called upon for fault conditions.

Jointer Programme:

The programme can take 18 to 24 months, depending on your personal capabilities. It is centred on an initial course at our training school followed by buddying with an experienced cable jointing team. During this time, you will build a portfolio of work that will allow you to gain authorisations to work on the network.

By the end of the programme, you'll have gained valuable on-the-job experience, learned new skills, and gained an industry-recognized qualification. This will enable you to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector and contribute to the delivery of Net Zero.

This role can be demanding, and you'll be required to respond quickly to emergency situations; we want to provide the best possible service to our customers in their time of need. This will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions with a requirement to undertake out of hours standby duties and short notice attendance for storm situations.

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, qualities, and life experiences that you can bring to SSE.

A high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority, strong communication skills and an ability to convey technical aspects in a transferable manner, enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities.

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

  • Have a thirst for knowledge and training, and be able to pick up new skills quickly, working with others within a team to achieve common goals and adjusting your behaviour to reflect the diversity of our workforce and customer base.
  • Have a strong focus on health & safety and will adhere to our company motto “if it's not safe, we don't do it.”
  • Hand skills – routinely stripping meter tails, using hand tools and fixing meters to boards.
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to use your initiative and planning to make sure that you have the proper equipment for the job at hand and be resilient to the continual changes within our sector and always focussed on delivering great results.
  • You will be flexible in your approach to work and understand the need to complete tasks effectively, to a high standard of quality whilst observing the highest levels of health and safety adherence always.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net zero, so teamwork will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger – an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

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 Kim on / 01738 344051.

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.