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Data Developer Summer Placement - Corporate IT 2023

Scotland, Perth, Perth & Kinross
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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IT Summer Placement - Data Developer

Duration: 12 weeks commencing June 2023

Location: Perth, Reading

Salary: Circa £20,100 per annum pro rata

What is the role?

We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We're looking for students who can bring fresh ideas, new skills and creative thinking, to deliver innovative solutions to help us reach net zero. This is an exciting time to join SSE, you have the power to make a change and help us build a better, more sustainable world of energy for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Our Business Energy data analysis summer placements provides real hands-on experience through a 12 week placement in our Event Platform team. Throughout your placement, you will have the support of a business mentor and manager, who will provide guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential.

Working as part of our multi-disciplined Information Analysis and Design team, we have the opportunity for a student to gain the knowledge and experience needed to work towards a Business Analyst role. You will need the ambition to become an expert in data analysis and requirements professional contributing to Digital website and data infrastructure projects.

You will work with our team of analysts and software developers on the understanding and documentation of project requirements, design works and integration of key IT systems.

Our summer placement students work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, while also taking ownership of their role by working under their own direction to drive action forward. There will also be networking and presentation opportunities, specialist sessions and support from our graduates.

What do I need?

We have opportunities for those studying degrees inclusive of; Computer Science, Information Systems, or other IT degrees. Our opportunities are open to students who are entering their final year of study in Autumn 2023 year or those who have already graduated.

We'd love you to have some practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the energy sector, 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 and should have a genuine interest in SSE and the prospect of a long-term future with us.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement - pro rota, gym discounts 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 and diversity to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 27th March at 11pm.

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

Before commencing employment with SSE, youll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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