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Data Analyst Apprenticeship - Distribution


Data Analyst Apprenticeship - Distribution

  • 541073
  • Closing at: May 22 2022 at 23:55 BST


Working Pattern: Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Salary: circa £14,878


England - Reading, Poole, Portsmouth, Melksham, Slough

Scotland - Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth

The role

Data is the currency of the 21st century and the key to unlocking the potential of energy systems to accelerate our transition to a net-zero economy, tackling climate change head on.  As part of our ongoing quest for talent, we are looking for the Data Analyst of the future. With your help, our aim is to optimise the networks that will deliver decarbonisation of heat and transport through smart data.

Our Digital Apprenticeship Programme will provide you with the skills to be part of our digitalisation strategy, whilst benefiting from paid education, a competitive salary and excellent benefits and working for a FTSE 100 company.

You will develop strong analytical, data handling and interpretation skills across multiple data sets and be able to apply these new skills in context within the working environment.

This is an exciting 2-year development programme which offers a mixture of on-the-job training where you will gain exposure to key areas of our business enabling you to gain a rounded, in-depth understanding of fundamental principles, techniques, and the workplace behaviours.  As part of this dynamic mix you will also undertake the academic element of your programme. It's not just a technical scheme; more about learning how we use data and analytics to support key business decisions business and present in a language our stakeholders can relate to.

Upon successful completion of the programme, we intend to offer you a permanent role where you will be able to continue to develop your skills and career whilst making a real difference in achieving Net Zero.

What do I need?

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. 
  • 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.”

Ideally, you will have achieved:

  • Suitable for learners with no programming background
  • 3 A levels at grade C or above, with one of these to be a STEM subject (maths desirable) at Grade B. Consideration will be given to equivalent level qualifications
  • or
  • 2 Scottish Highers at Grade B & National 5 Maths or
  • Completed a SCQF 6 Apprenticeship  

Please note candidates for this position should not have a Data or Computer Science degree or related experience

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we’re ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future.  We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life’s changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

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 must be submitted online.  Applications for this role will close at 11pm on Sunday, 22nd May.  For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with us at 

Interviews will be held at the end of May, beginning of June.

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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