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Apprentice - Operations & Business Support - Business Analyst - Enterprise


Apprentice - Operations & Business Support - Business Analyst - Enterprise

  • 540205
  • Closing at: May 22 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Reading or London

Salary:  Circa £10,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time

Start date - September, 2022

What is the Role? 

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a trainee Business Analyst.  Working as part of our Business Planning function, this role is key to providing insight to project, portfolio and business performance.  Working closely with a wide range of internal stakeholders you will support tracking and reporting of portfolio progress, performance against financial controls, key risks and opportunities for meeting our ambitious targets.  This an exciting time to join our team as we progress a wide range of new and innovative infrastructure and digital solutions, helping the UK and Ireland accelerate to net zero with whole system thinking.

You will work towards a Level 3 apprenticeship qualification whilst gaining hands-on experience of how a project management office (PMO) operates, and have the opportunity to grow as a professional individual while you help grow the business.

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will be ready to play a leading in role in our business planning function, driving development and improving performance in project controls, governance, project planning or management reporting.  

  • The programme can take 3 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 block release in Year 1 and day release thereafter 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 ability to use your initiative, be resilient to the continual changes within our sector and always focussed on delivering great results. 
  • We are looking for someone who enjoys solving problems and coming up with innovative solutions
  • 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.”
  • You will need to be 18 or over by the time of the start date in September, 2022.

About our Business 

SSE Energy Solutions

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

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 11pm on Sunday, 22nd May, 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 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. 




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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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