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Become an SSEN Transmission engineering graduate.

We are responsible for the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, maintaining and investing in the high voltage 132kV, 220kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network. Our network consists of underground and subsea cables, overhead lines on wooden poles or steel towers, and electricity substations. It extends over a quarter of the UK’s land mass, crossing some of its most challenging terrain.

SSEN Transmission has ambitious plans for the future of Scotland’s electricity transmission system and we would love you to help us make a difference. Join us and be at the forefront of Scotland’s fight to tackle climate change.


Thinking about applying? Here's what you need to know. 

Transmission has a crucial role in connecting our growing network of renewable energy and transporting it across the country. A role in our transmission engineering graduate programme will work towards helping us to achieve this and you can expect to join our engineering teams to make an impact across operations, maintenance, and construction. Graduates add value to our project engineering, policy and standard and HVDC teams, whilst being a part of a wider graduate cohort and working on major projects with our key business leaders.

On day one, you will meet other SSEN Transmission graduates and network with our Directors and Managing Director. You’ll travel to key development sites across Scotland to gain better understanding of the Transmission network, adding value to active projects by creating key reports and implementing changes. You’ll take a lead role in organising and attending SSE graduate conferences and be involved in supporting engagement activities from primary schools up to universities

The placements last between three to six months, working in areas such as project engineering, operations and maintenance, system planning and the control room.

Your second year will develop your technical knowledge and involves 3-month placements in areas such as transmission planning, project development, technical support and construction to develop your technical knowledge. You’ll go on site visits across Scotland to experience wider SSEN Transmission projects and use knowledge and experience gained to support strategic decision making. You’ll also get to play an important part in the creation and delivery of engagement activities from primary schools up to universities.

There will be activity away days with your fellow graduates and you’ll celebrate the end of the programme with a two-day conference and a networking dinner.

Upon completing your engineering graduate programme in SSEN Transmission, you will be a valued part of one of our specialised teams. Our previous graduates have secured roles as Substation Project Engineers, Overhead Line Project Engineers, Civil Project Engineers and HVDC Project and System Planning and Investment Engineers. Following completion of the programme, graduates in their permanent roles have worked on creating and implementing reporting tools, leading on key aspects of large projects and impacting strategic decision making within SSEN Transmission.

SSEN Transmission plays a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero. Vital to net zero ambitions, the network transports huge quantities of clean, green renewable power over a quarter of the UK land mass, across some of its most challenging terrain. As the way we live our lives changes, billions of pounds of investment will be required to meet energy demands now and in the future. Through a fair, balanced and considered investment programme, SSEN Transmission is committed to improving network reliability and enabling the transition to net zero.

Ready to drive change towards a net zero future?


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