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Apprentice - Draughtsperson - Reading


Apprentice - Draughtsperson - Reading

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Base Location: Reading 

Salary:  Circa £10,465 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time

What is the Role? 

We have an opportunity for you to join us as a trainee Draughtsperson.  You will be part of the CAD/BIM team within the broader Engineering Solutions team, supporting across the sectors, encompassing Electric Vehicles (inc. Buses), Distributed Generation and Storage (Batteries and Solar), Private Networks and Thermal. You will work closely with the Engineers and Project Delivery Engineers, developing designs to meet the specific project requirements to be used internally and externally.

You will work towards a Level 3 apprenticeship qualification. 

  • The programme can take 4 years to complete and is centred on work based learning and training linked directly to the job.
  • By the end of the programme you’ll have gained valuable on-the job experience, new skills and an industry recognised  accreditation, that will offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector. 
  • You will be supported by our Apprentice Programme Manager, a dedicated mentor, your SSE colleagues who you'll work with during your on the job training and also by the support you will receive from your college tutors.
  • The  college course will be day release and we will support you fully with this.

What do I need? 

We’re looking to recruit the best future talent for our sector – and we know that it’s not all about qualifications.  We’re more interested in your innate strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE.

To be considered for this role, we would love you to: 

  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in this area, perhaps you are already studying towards a relevant qualification.
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to use your initiative, be resilient to the continual changes within our sector and always focussed on delivering great results. 
  • You’ll have a thirst for knowledge and be able to pick up new skills quickly, working with others to achieve common goals and adjusting your behaviour to reflect the diversity of our workforce and customer base.
  • Naturally, you’ll have a focus on safety and will adhere to our company motto “if it’s not safe, we don’t do it.”

About our Business 

This opportunity is within SSE Enterprise.

SSE’s Distributed Energy business provides utility networks, EV infrastructure and smart platform services to businesses and the public sector through a whole system approach to create value for our customers.

This part of SSE Enterprise is becoming SSE Energy Solutions, combining with our Business Energy colleagues to provide greater access to green energy solutions for our business and local authority customers. Set apart by our ability to innovate and our partnership development skills, we will provide a growing suite of energy products and distributed energy solutions to support customers’ net zero needs. For more information on our smart distributed energy services click here.

Life at SSE 

If you’re considering a career with us, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you?  From health and wellness to finances and family, we’re proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we’re proud to celebrate difference.  We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.   We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’. 

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE. 

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here

Next Steps 

All applications should be submitted online. 

The deadline to submit your application is 20th of June at 11.55pm.

If you would like a confidential informal discussion about this role before applying, to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact to arrange a call.

We will let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date. 

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.   

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying. 

Closing date: Jun 20, 2021

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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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