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SSE IT, Digital & Technology Graduate Programme 2022


SSE IT, Digital & Technology Graduate Programme 2022

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  • Closing at: Oct 31 2021 at 23:55 GMT

SSE IT, Digital & Technology Graduate Programme 2022

Locations: Perth, Glasgow, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Portsmouth, Altringham

Base Salary: circa £30,500  + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero.  Help us power change.

This year we are delighted to offer a number of graduate opportunities for candidates with a real passion for IT, Digital and technology, to join our programmes based at various key locations across the UK.  This is an exciting opportunity to really put your learning into practice, and develop practical skills in an environment where you'll be fully supported and encouraged to be your best.

Due to our size and diversity, we can offer you a structured yet challenging development programme where you'll have the support of a Graduate Programme Manager and a business mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential.  The programme will support your career development into a permanent role with SSE that reflects your experience and passion.

About the roles

Here's a flavour of some of the exciting initiatives you could be involved in, for each Division.

CORPORATE SERVICES IT (Reading, Perth, Havant) - we are responsible for managing and securing the IT infrastructure across the whole SSE Group.  From emerging technologies to data & analytics to cyber security – we power SSE’s growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure.  As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service.  By joining our team, you will help SSE deliver on its promise to equip SSE with the technology needed now, and in the future.

We are looking for candidates with any IT related degree such as Information Systems/Technology, Computer Science/Systems, Electronic Systems, Applied Computing, Software Engineering, Business Administration/Management in IT or Project/Programme Management in IT, with particular interest in those related to Cyber Security/Hacking/IT Forensics, Data Science/Analytics and Digital/Agile. We have several learning pathways you could nominate to follow, such as Cyber Risk and Information Security, Project and Programme Management, Digital and Agile, and Management and Leadership, as well as a general pathway covering all aspects of IT.

Enterprise Distribution Energy (Glasgow, Reading, Altringham): We are delivering the next generation of sustainable energy infrastructure to businesses across the UK. We are a growing business and operate in some really exciting markets from EV to energy storage, from heating and cooling networks to water networks - our business is certainly diverse.

For these programmes we are looking for candidates with a degree in electrical, electronic, mechanical, control & instrumentation, environmental management, data science, data analytics, IT, computing science.

SSEN Transmission (Glasgow, Perth, Inverness): You will work with business teams to identify data, data quality and potential applications for internal and external stakeholders.  Ideally you'll have some experience in cyber security, data and data analytics and should have a degree in cyber security, engineering, maths, computing science, Information technology, data and data analytics.

What do I need to join?

For these programmes, you'll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 in the degree disciplines listed for each stream.

You'll be passionate about technology, have a genuine interest in IT and Digital and will be looking to put this into practice in a business environment, where we are focussing on developing technologies and infrastructure that supports the business in meeting the UK net-zero ambitions.

We’d love you to have practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for all this tech, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team.  You’ll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

You should have an interest in how technology can benefit and improve the energy sector, and show alignment with SSE's core values. We also ask that you have a flexible approach to work locations and be genuinely committed to developing a career with us – as we are with you.  

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.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment.  If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case by case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.

Next Steps

Applications close on Sunday, 31st October 2021. For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with us at

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out.  We all 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. 

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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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