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Apprentice - Enterprise - Electrical Power Networks Engineer


Apprentice - Enterprise - Electrical Power Networks Engineer

  • 541248
  • Closing at: Jul 17 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location:  Slough

Salary:  Circa £19,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Start date: September, 2022

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time

What is the Role? 

Our Electrical Power Networks Engineer Apprenticeship Engineer programme lasts for up to four years and combines academic study with work based experience.

  • You'll have the opportunity to study towards a Level 4 Apprentice Electrical Power Networks Engineer qualification.
  • When not studying, you’ll spend the balance of your time on placements which may include working in the field, and Control Rooms or working alongside experienced SSE crafts people and engineers.
  • By the time you reach the third year of the programme you'll be given increased responsibility in managing small jobs, including technical aspects, safety management and the supervision of crafts people or contractors.  Salary upon finishing the trainee engineer programme is circa £32,000.
  • On completion of your programme you will be qualified to work as an Operational Planner / Analyst, Connections Designer, System Planner or similar.
  • What do I need? 

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

  • Highly organised and self-driven with the ability to manage your time well.
  • Flexible in your approach to work to maximise your chances of success, and you should be happy working alone or as part of a team.
  • Comfortable to spend some time living away from home whilst attending college or on placements across SSE.
  • For entrance onto the educational aspect of our programme it's important that you have, or expect to achieve the below qualifications prior to starting the programme in October 2022.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 or above and must include English, Maths and a Science plus an Engineering 90+ credit BTEC or Diploma qualification.
  • Ideally you will also have at least 2 A levels with one in Maths at grade D or above
  • For this engineering career entrance pathway we are looking for individuals who are keen to develop their electrical engineering education journey in addition to starting their career.  We are therefore looking for applicants who do not currently hold a HND, or above, in Electrical engineering.  

    About our Business 

    SSE Energy Solutions – For a better world of energy  

    Our Whole System approach accelerates the transition to net zero and creates a more resilient and sustainable energy system by investing in, building and connecting localised flexible infrastructure, using technology and data analytics to drive the long-term performance of your energy assets.

    Our infrastructure specialists construct a comprehensive portfolio of energy assets, incorporating advanced technologies; these include the network, heating & cooling, consumption and energy management, flexible generation & storage and EV charging.

    Life at SSE 

    What’s in it for you?

    An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

    As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

    Next Steps 

    All applications should be submitted online. 

    The deadline to submit your application is Sunday, 17th July, 2022.

    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 

    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. 


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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:

    Employee benefits booklet


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