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APPRENTICE AND TRAINEE OPPORTUNITIES

Earn while you learn and help us power change.

Kick off your career working in an exciting role where you’ll learn, grow, and make your mark on the future. We’re making big shifts to cleaner, more efficient ways of creating energy and we need the next generation of apprentices and trainees to power the change.

Join SSE as an Apprentice or Trainee Engineer and you’ll earn a salary while you work towards an accredited qualification – one that will set you up for a rewarding career in a thriving industry. Our programmes take around three to four years to complete and we welcome applications from ambitious people from all kinds of backgrounds.

 

Current Opportunities

Thermal Apprentices - (September 2023 Intake) Thermal Energy 544129 East Yorkshire. Kent. Lincolnshire England United Kingdom East Yorkshire. Kent. Lincolnshire Apprentices, Trainee & Graduate Programmes Apprenticeships, Thermal x
Trainee Engineer - Thermal Energy (September 2023 Intake) Thermal Energy 544180 East Yorkshire. Kent. Lincolnshire. Aberdeenshire England. Scotland United Kingdom East Yorkshire. Kent. Lincolnshire. Aberdeenshire Apprentices, Trainee & Graduate Programmes Engineering, Engineering - Electrical / C&I, Thermal, Trainee Engineer Our Trainee Engineer programme lasts for three years and combines academic study with work-based experience. Working within our Thermal business, you'll have the opportunity to study towards an HNC/Foundation Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Higher Apprenticeship Electrical Power Network Engineer (Sept 2023 Intake) SSEN - Distribution 544135 Berkshire. Dorset. London and Greater London. Oxfordshire. Wiltshire. Hampshire Berkshire. England. Hampshire United Kingdom Berkshire. Dorset. London and Greater London. Oxfordshire. Wiltshire. Hampshire Apprentices, Trainee & Graduate Programmes Apprenticeships, Distribution, Engineering, Engineering - Electrical / C&I .
Graduate IT Apprenticeship - Distribution (Sept 2023 Intake) SSEN - Distribution 544158 Perthshire Scotland United Kingdom Perthshire Apprentices, Trainee & Graduate Programmes Apprenticeships, Distribution, Information Technology .
Distribution Trainee Engineer Opportunities - Sep 2023 Intake SSEN - Distribution 544132 Western Isles. Berkshire. Dorset. London and Greater London. Oxfordshire. Somerset. Wiltshire. Hampshire. Aberdeenshire. Highlands. Inverness. Moray. Perthshire. Shetland. Orkney Berkshire. England. Hampshire. Scotland. Scottish Islands United Kingdom Western Isles. Berkshire. Dorset. London and Greater London. Oxfordshire. Somerset. Wiltshire. Hampshire. Aberdeenshire. Highlands. Inverness. Moray. Perthshire. Shetland. Orkney Apprentices, Trainee & Graduate Programmes Distribution, Trainee Engineer We’re at the forefront of the fight against climate change - looking to finding better, more efficient and affordable ways of producing clean, green energy and need the next generation of Apprentices to help us do this. Whether you’re at the begin...
Apprentice Fitter/Linesperson - Transmission (September 2023 Intake) SSEN - Transmission 544089 Aberdeenshire. Inverness Scotland United Kingdom Aberdeenshire. Inverness Apprentices, Trainee & Graduate Programmes Apprenticeships, Transmission .
Site Construction Graduate Apprenticeship - Transmission (September 2023 Intake) SSEN - Transmission 544092 Aberdeenshire. Inverness. Lanarkshire. Perthshire. Renfrewshire. Shetland. Orkney Scotland. Scottish Islands United Kingdom Aberdeenshire. Inverness. Lanarkshire. Perthshire. Renfrewshire. Shetland. Orkney Apprentices, Trainee & Graduate Programmes Trainee Engineer, Transmission .
Trainee Engineer - Transmission (September 2023 Intake) SSEN - Transmission 544091 Aberdeenshire. Dundee & Angus. Inverness. Perthshire Scotland United Kingdom Aberdeenshire. Dundee & Angus. Inverness. Perthshire Apprentices, Trainee & Graduate Programmes Trainee Engineer, Transmission .

Looking for an Apprenticeship?

We hire on strengths, not grades.

We want to attract the best apprentices to SSE – committed, driven people with the right strengths and attitude. These matter more to us than your school grades or academic qualifications. That’s why there are no minimum grades required for most of our Apprenticeship programmes. 

 

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Trainee Engineering Opportunities 

Want to gain practical, hands-on experience while working towards a qualification in engineering?

Become a Trainee Engineer with SSE and you'll be learning on the job whilst studying towards an HNC or HND in Electrical Engineering.

Programmes typically last three years and, just like apprenticeships, you'll earn while you learn.

 

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Our Locations

Be part of a diverse team of over 12,000 dedicated people working in a wide range of exciting roles across our business units and locations.

We have apprenticeship and trainee opportunities available across the UK and Ireland. Where you are based will depend on the opportunity you apply for and and the business unit you'll be working for.

Take a look at the map below to see where all our apprenticeship and trainee opportunities are based.


 

How we recruit

We have a four-stage selection process that helps us both find out if this is the right move for you.

Submit an online application ahead of the vacancy closing date. We’ll ask you to tell us a bit about yourself. It’s that simple.

Next, you will be asked to complete a selection of online tests. These will vary depending on the opportunity that you have applied for. If you’d like to get a feel for what’s involved, here are some practice tests. If you need any adjustments to complete these tests, please email us at apprenticesandtrainees@sse.com before you do them and we’ll be happy to help.

If you’re successful in our online test stage, you’ll be invited to attend an online video interview. You can do this at a time that suits you best. A video interview is a great opportunity to really sell yourself, but you may feel a little out of your comfort zone. If so, here are some tips:

  • Find somewhere quiet where you won’t get distracted. Be sure to switch your phone to silent.
  • Prepare properly. Make sure your surroundings are neat and well-lit, and you have a reliable internet connection. Test your audio and webcam in plenty of time ahead of the interview.
  • Practice, practice, practice (it really does make perfect). You’ll have the chance to rehearse your responses before recording, so make the most of this. It’ll help your final take shine.
  • It might feel a little strange but just be yourself, like you would in any other interview.
  • Stay focused on the camera and remember to smile.

When you’ve made it through the first three stages, you will be invited to attend an assessment session, which will either be virtual or in person. The assessment is likely to include a group exercise, a presentation, and an interview. You’ll be given plenty of time to prepare, and to inform us of any special adjustments you require.

Good luck!

Ready to kick-start your career?

Become an Apprentice or Trainee with SSE and make your mark on the future.

 

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