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GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES 

Shape your future and the future of our business with an SSE Graduate Development Programme.

Our schemes offer a unique entry into our business, where you’ll experience several challenging and interesting placements. Expect to gain practical skills, hands-on experience and even relevant professional qualifications or charterships e.g. IMECHE, ICE and IET. We have several different graduate opportunities across the business with one thing in common: Across the two years of the programme, you’ll gain real hands-on experience, build an invaluable network and develop a unique set of skills that will shape your career.

How to apply

Applications for our graduate positions are now open, if successful your position would start in September 2022.

Find out more about each position below. 

 

View all of our 2022 graduate opportunities

Types of Opportunities 

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Land and Consents 

Distribution is looking for graduates to join our Land & Consents team. You will be working to secure, maintain and manage strategic land and property rights across a portfolio of projects for our electricity distribution network in order to support a net carbon zero future.  

Find out more and apply now

 

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Engineering 

We have several different Engineering graduate opportunities across the business with one thing in common: Across the two years of the programme, you’ll gain real hands-on experience, build an invaluable network and develop a unique set of skills that will shape your career. 

Find out more and apply now

Adjustments

If you have a disability or special need, to help ensure a positive interview experience, please let us know by contacting gradutes@sse.com, this will not affect your application and we'll do everything we can to support you in the recruitment process.

International Candidates

We welcome applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment.  

If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case by case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE

Flexible First

The way we work at SSE - is about harnessing the benefits of flexibility, balanced with the need to connect and work together in the most effective way. For our office workers, this will mean a hybrid approach with a blend of working from home and in the office. For our front line employees, it may mean opportunities for flexibility across the working week, where operational requirements allow. To get it right, we’ll be open-minded, creative and innovative. One size will not fit all – each employee, manager and team will work together to find the most suitable approach. 

Our People

Our profiles are a great way to find out more about SSE and what it’d be like to work for us, covering topics like training, projects, progression routes, support, benefits and opportunities to socialise at work. Find out what our people have to say about life at SSE.

 

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Callum Craig - Commercial Graduate

Read Callum's profile

 

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Alex Hayward - Engineering Graduate

Read Alex's profile

 

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Rowanne Simpson - Technology Graduate

Read Rowanne's profile

 

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Grant Beaton - Engineering Graduate

Read Grant's profile

 

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Hannah Adamson - Business and Commercial Graduate

Read Hannah's profile

 

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Gordon Rae - Renewable Energy Graduate

Read Gordon's profile

 

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Caitlin McCluskie - Business and Commercial Graduate 

Read Caitlin's profile

 

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David Watkins - Technology Graduate

Read David's profile

 

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Hamza Abedrabbo - Engineering Graduate

Read Hamza's profile

Catch up with some of our graduates talking about the exciting opportunities they've had so far – making an impact in renewable energy generation through fascinating wind farm projects and receiving training in everything from Energy to DevOps and Cyber Security. 

Watch this webinar with Gradcracker to find out what your career could look like with one of the UK's largest and most diverse energy companies

 

How we recruit

Our recruitment process is designed to match us with the very best candidates, who we believe will succeed at SSE. There are four stages to the process. Let us break it down.

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

  1. Situational Judgement Test - This is a short online test where you will be asked to read a short scenario and consider the most appropriate course of action.
  2. Ability Tests - You will be asked to complete a short ability test based on Numerical, Inductive and Deductive reasoning.

We recommend you try some practice tests to familiarise yourself with the online testing experience. If you need any adjustments to complete these tests, please email us beforehand and we’ll be happy to assist.

If successful in our online test stage, you will be invited to complete an online video interview. This is a great opportunity to really sell yourself, and you can complete this at a time that best suits you. If you feel a little out of your comfort zone here are some tips:

  • Find somewhere quiet where you won’t get distracted. Be sure to switch your phone to silent.
  • Get ready. Make sure your surroundings and neat and well-lit with reliable internet connection. Test your audio and webcam in plenty time ahead of the interview.
  • Practise makes perfect. Make the most of being able to practise recording your answers. It’ll help with your final take.
  • It might feel a little strange but smile and keep focused on the camera. Be yourself, like you would in any other interview.

You’ve made it through three stages, this is your chance to shine in person! The virtual assessment will involve a series of exercises which are likely to include a group exercise, presentation and an interview. You’ll be given plenty notice to prepare and inform us of any special adjustments you require.

Good luck!

 

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