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FINANCE GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Change starts here.

As a finance graduate at SSE, you will work across several business units, focusing on areas such as financial reporting, financial controls and systems, corporate governance and accounting processes. During the three-year programme, you’ll gain real hands-on experience, build an invaluable network and develop a unique set of skills that will shape your career.

Our Finance Graduate Development Programme is now closed for 2023 applications.  Sign up for job alerts for regular updates on available opportunities.

 

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Do you want to become a finance leader of the future? Take your career prospects to the next level by training and developing with a large FTSE 100 company! Operate at the heart of our critical and ever evolving finance functions whilst attaining the prestigious Chartered Accountant (CA) professional qualification.

Placed either within Renewables or Transmission in your first year, you’ll get to make a real contribution from day one, as you develop your skills and knowledge by building on your understanding of financial reporting, financial controls and systems within your allocated business area. You’ll be supported by an amazing network of colleagues with the opportunity to build on your network by collaborating with people across the business. You will also kick start your ICAS block studies and exams on your pathway to chartership.

In your second year, you’ll split your time equally between our Internal Audit and Group Finance functions. Within these teams, you’ll develop your knowledge of corporate governance and accounting processes, risks and controls whilst building on your leadership skills with real-world, on-the-job experience as you broaden your knowledge across the various Corporate functions.

Your continued development and growth is our focus throughout the graduate programme. With our guidance and support we give you control to shape your career. In your third year you will have flexibility over the business areas that interest you, choosing between Corporate Finance, Treasury, Tax and several of our business units to name but a few!

By the end of your third year with SSE you will be expected to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) with ICAS. With the networks that you’ve built from your work placements and equipped with your CA qualification, you will be able to take your career to the next level in a diverse and inclusive company that offers an abundance of opportunities for career development. Follow the pathway of previous ICAS SSE Graduates who have achieved strong positions within the SSE Group including ‘Commercial Finance Manager’, ‘Financial Controller and ‘Head of Corporate Finance’,

The UK’s global ambitions to drive a greener net zero world can only thrive with strong, conscious and adaptative financial expertise and you can play a big part in contributing to the SSE’s and the UK’s delivery of a world changing plan. The SSE Finance functions plays a critical role in the £12.5bn Net Zero Acceleration Programme. Your ideas, new skills and innovative thinking will be valuable contributions that will help us to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Careers in finance at SSE

Finance is a critical function in SSE, allowing us to drive towards our ambitious net zero goals. That's why we need talented, ambitious graduates to join our team and help us power change.

Join our programme and gain your chartered accounting qualification with us. Previous graduates have progressed their careers within SSE to take on roles such as Commercial Finance Manager, Financial Controller and Head of Corporate Finance. You could too.

 

Meet our finance graduates

What’s it like to work at SSE? Well, we could tell you about the training opportunities, the exciting projects, career progression routes, our commitment to your personal wellbeing, fantastic benefit packages, and the opportunities to socialise at work.

But life at SSE is all about our people, so let’s hear straight from our rising stars.

Catch up with some of our graduates talking about how they’re making an impact with SSE – and imagine what you career could look like with the UK and Ireland’s green energy champion.

 

Yootha Yong

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Pamela McKnight-Gardner

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