We’re powering change to build a better world of energy.  

A role with SSE – the leading developer and operator of low-carbon electricity in the UK and Ireland – is an opportunity to build a rewarding career, and a way to help build a world that’s cleaner, greener, and fairer for all.  

We’re investing over £12.5bn in the next 5 years on major projects like building the world’s largest windfarm, that will provide vital low-carbon electricity for millions of people. And building flexible networks to deliver the sustainable energy we all need to heat our homes and businesses, drive our cars, and power our lives. 

We’re a real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited company and currently employ 10,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We offer diverse career opportunities across the UK and Ireland, agile working and excellent benefits.


Whatever your role – from element-braving, asset-developing to customer-facing – you have the power to change your world. So join us on our journey to net zero.

Our Apprenticeship and Trainee Engineer Scheme is now live

We’re looking to find better, more efficient and affordable ways of producing energy and need the next generation of apprentices and trainees to help us do this. 

Whether you’re at the beginning of your career journey or looking to take a new direction from the path you’re currently on, our apprenticeship and trainee programmes are open to all and offer a chance to earn money while you earn an accredited qualification.

Are you ready to kickstart your career with an SSE Apprenticeship or Trainee Engineering Programme?


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Life at SSE

Whether you spend your day on top of a turbine at a wind farm, engaging directly with customers, supporting our power network infrastructure or in the hustle and bustle of one of our major offices; careers at SSE are challenging, motivating and make a direct impact on the UK’s journey to net zero. We take care of our people, our customers and the communities we serve. 

We take a strategic approach to creating an inclusive workforce. Our culture encourages everyone to be themselves – no matter what their background is.  And no matter what, safety is at the heart of everything we do - ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’. 


Life At SSE


Early Careers

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.


Early Careers



Inclusion & Diversity

We believe our employees at SSE have the power to make a change and build a better world of energy for future generations. A world where we believe innovative solutions to climate change requires diverse perspectives, different experiences and new skills to help us reach net zero. That’s why our plans to increase diversity and to create a workplace where the principles of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do are so important.




News & Views

Find out what we've been up to, in and around SSE.

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The apprenticeship alternative for neurodiverse candidates

Henry Adu is a controls and instrumentation apprentice at SSE – he shares his story about how his new job helps him gain confidence and overcome a stammer. I was...

Published on Apr 14, 2022

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SSE to create thousands of jobs to deliver UK energy strategy

SSE is announcing it is creating 1,000 jobs a year to 2025 – as it supports the UK Government’s new energy strategy and steps up efforts to deliver £12.5bn of...

Published on Apr 7, 2022

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#ScotAppWeek22: Viking Wind Farm Gives Young Shetlanders Opportunity to Live and Work in Their Communities

Four young people from Shetland have been meeting with bosses from SSE Renewables and Vestas to mark Scottish Apprentice Week and to talk about how their apprenticeship scheme has given...

Published on Mar 7, 2022

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Awards, Accreditations & Partnerships

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Ongoing recruitment scam

SSE has been made aware of a scam whereby individuals are posing as SSE employees and inviting candidates to attend a job interview on Google Hangouts. SSE is aware of this scam and we can confirm we do not use Google Hangouts as a platform to conduct our recruitment. If you have any concerns about the authenticity of an interview invite or any correspondence pertaining to be from SSE please contact us via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

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