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Become a Distributed Energy engineering graduate.


SSE Distributed Energy offers a full range of services across diverse markets, which contribute to development of smart cities and smart places. This includes things like:

  • Private HV networks
  • Renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and demand management services.

It’s an expanding, exciting and leading Energy business at the forefront of the UK’s transition to net zero. And we need talented, skilled graduates like you to help us shape a net zero future.


Thinking about applying? Here's what you need to know. 

Do you want to be at the forefront of the UK’s fight to tackle climate change? Distributed Energy has ambitious plans for the future of a Whole System approach by investing in, building and connecting localised, flexible energy assets to accelerate the path to net zero and create a more resilient energy system for the long-term.

On Day one you’ll meet fellow Distributed Energy graduates and network with our Managing Director. You’ll then begin your first departmental rotation on placements that support one or a range of sectors including Electric Vehicles, Heat Networks, Electrical Networks, Digital Services and Major Projects. In your first year you’ll develop professionally in your technical skill area and gain invaluable knowledge of the technologies within Distributed Energy and how they support integrated local energy systems. Some of your highlights will be a taking a lead role in organising and attending SSE graduate conferences, having the opportunity to be involved in engagement activities from primary schools up to universities and taking part in the graduate sustainability project where you develop an innovation project.

In second year you will continue to develop the skills and interests developed in first year. You’ll begin to take on more responsibility within your projects and there will be potential to attend site visits. We’ll look to you to contribute to the creation and delivery of engagement activities from primary schools up to universities. At the end of second year, you’ll get to celebrate the end of your programme with a two-day conference and a networking dinner.

Upon completing graduate programme in Distributed Energy, you will be embedded as a valued part of the team. Our previous graduates have secured roles as Engineers, Junior Project Development Managers and Commercial Modellers, where they now lead on key projects and impact strategic decision making within Distributed Energy.

Distributed Energy offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of energy systems and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We design solutions, finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle infrastructure, to distributed energy solar and storage systems, heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private High Voltage and Low Voltage networks. We’re also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.






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