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SSEN Distribution employees show there’s #NoWrongPath to power your future

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution has teamed up with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) to support the #NoWrongPath campaign.

On exam results day, SSEN’s employees are sharing their stories online to demonstrate that many have not taken a straight, obvious, or traditional path to get to where they are within the energy industry today.

#NoWrongPath was launched by DYW in 2017 as a social media movement to provide inspiration and reassurance to young people receiving their exam results. The campaign aims to show young people the range of diverse options available to them and that exam results are not necessarily the key to unlocking future success.

As the electricity distribution network operator for the north of Scotland and central southern England, SSEN Distribution has almost 4,000 employees collectively responsible for powering over 3.8 million homes and businesses and developing the flexible electricity network vital to achieving net zero.

Chris Burchell, Managing Director, SSEN, said:

“At SSEN Distribution, we’re committed to ensuring our business is truly reflective of society and the communities we serve, and want to attract a diverse pipeline of talent to drive our business forward and power communities to net zero.

“With the rapid acceleration of renewables, electric vehicles and smart, low carbon technologies, our industry is at the forefront of the energy transition. Many of those opening their exam results this week will be the future engineers, experts and business support colleagues critical to making this transition a success, so I’d encourage anyone interested in a career in the industry to take a look at some of our stories.”

John Carroll, Manager of the No Wrong Path campaign for Developing the Young Workforce, Perth & Kinross, added:

"DYW P&K are delighted with the commitment Perth-based local and national employer SSEN is making to the #nowrongpath campaign. By contributing to and promoting the #nowrongpath campaign, SSEN is helping DYW provide encouragement and hope to young people when they receive their exam results. The #nowrongpath campaign positive message of achievement and success despite setbacks is most important in this time of uncertainty for us all."

Last year, SSEN undertook a strategic review of inclusion and diversity across its business, introducing a dedicated working group alongside existing Inclusive Service Panels to drive impactful long-term action. As part of parent company, SSE, SSEN is committed to creating a workplace with the principles of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion at its heart. For more information on SSEN’s pledges and commitments, please click here.

SSEN will run the #NoWrongPath campaign on its social media channels all year round and is encouraging pupils receiving their exam results today to visit ssen.co.uk/careers to see the range of roles and opportunities available.