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Summer Placement - Junior Graphic Designer


Summer Placement - Junior Graphic Designer

  • 541140
  • Closing at: May 24 2022 at 23:55 BST

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to 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 and help us power change.

The Role

Summer Placement – Junior Graphic Designer

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth

Salary: £19,100 per annum pro rata  

Working Pattern: Summer Placement (10 – 12 weeks) | Full Time | Flexible Working options available

We’re looking for an up and coming graphic designer to join our team and play their part in the fight against climate change. Up for the challenge?  Read on to find out how.

As one of the brand guardians for SSE plc, the Junior Graphic Designer plays a key role in supporting the Senior Designer and Graphic Designers in creating on brand marketing materials for colleagues across the organisation. They will be passionate about delivering excellent creative artwork and assets, ensuring that all materials adhere to brand guidelines. With experience in digital and print media, they will bring data, text, photos and graphics together to make high quality products that can be delivered in a range of formats which enhance existing or new external and internal communications.

You will have responsibility for:

Brand Management;

  • Brand ambassador and guardian – ensure any projects receive high quality assets that meet the SSE Brand Guidelines.
  • Responsible for updating brand assets (including imagery) on a digital asset management system.
  • Working closely with the Senior Graphic Designer, Graphic Designers and Brand Manager to deliver a first class design service to SSE and its business units.

Design Management;

  • Create engaging design concepts, graphics and artwork for various media including reports, publications, the web, social media, videos, presentations etc.
  • Develop artwork to support internal engagement and external brand advertising campaigns
  • Support the delivery of brand identity design projects, including the refresh of corporate assets (livery, signage, uniforms etc.) through to development of branded templates.
  • Collaborate with other team members to evaluate design concepts and share knowledge and experience in order to push boundaries of service offering.

About the Department

People in Corporate Affairs work collaboratively externally and internally to advise, influence and communicate in order to help SSE's businesses succeed and contribute to SSE being a leading energy provider in a low-carbon world. We have a wide range of audiences we want to reach including investors, competitors, governments, partners, suppliers, communities and prospective employees, and our Corporate Affairs team build and cultivate these relationships to help us get our story across.

What do I need?

To be successful you will:

  • Ideally be studying graphic design/visual communications/media design as part of your Degree/Course and have completed at least two years of study. We welcome applications from students studying for an HNC/HND or University Degree  
  • Have experience in using a range of design packages including, but not limited to, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop etc (Other packages advantageous)
  • Have a passion for creativity and ideas and be a great collaborator with a positive mind set and “Can do” approach to work.
  • Enjoy working on a large number of projects and being flexible.
  • Have an understanding of technical processes e.g. digital asset creation.
  • Please attach a copy or link to your portfolio with your application.

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, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact by email or you can request a call if you would prefer to discuss on the phone.

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.


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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

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