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Data Science Degree Apprenticeship - Distribution

 

Data Science Degree Apprenticeship - Distribution

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Working Pattern: Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Salary: circa £19,778

Location: Central Southern England including Oxford, Reading, Poole, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Surrey and Wiltshire

Our 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 scientists 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 furnish you with the skills to be part of our digitalisation strategy, while benefiting from paid education, a competitive salary and excellent benefits and working for a FTSE 100 company.

You will develop excellent data analytical and data science skills enabling you to deliver economic and load forecasting and the application and importance of market intelligence in the working environment.

This is an ground-breaking 4-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 and present them 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.

Your Skills and Experience

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

  • 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.
  • You'll be comfortable to spend some time living away from home whilst attending college or on placements across SSE, if required.
  • 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 August 2021:
  • Accumulated 96 UCAS tariff points
  • 3 A levels at grade CCC with at least one STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subject. Maths desirable
  • 5 GCSEs* at grades C / 4 or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths

Please note that the candidates for this position should not have prior Data or Computer Science degree or related experience.

Our Benefits

With more than 10,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days. (inclusive of public holidays).  Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

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.

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.

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with us at apprenticesandtrainees@sse.com or 01738 340342.

Please note this advert will close on the 20th of June.

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:

Employee benefits booklet

 

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