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Apprenticeship General Business - Energy Portfolio Management

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

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Apprenticeship - General Business - Energy Portfolio Management (Sep 2023 Intake)

Base Location: Perth

Salary: circa £11,500 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

About the Role

In alignment with our growth plans, we are looking for a General Business Apprentice within our Energy Portfolio Management (EPM) Department. EPM focuses on ensuring that we have the energy supplies required to meet the needs of our customers; procuring the fuel required by the generation plants and selling the power output from our renewable and low-carbon thermal assets. You will be based within the Contract Management team who are responsible for managing all energy related route to market contracts and service agreements.

Reporting into the Energy Contracts Manager, once trained, you'll assist with the scheduling of meetings, minute taking, checking websites and communicating plant availability, updating KPI spreadsheets, analysing data and performing due diligence checks on new counterparties.

This is a Level 3 Apprenticeship. During this programme, you will receive comprehensive training which will enable you to develop your skills and technical knowledge, allowing you to achieve industry accreditations. Your training will be delivered by one of our training partners and will be delivered over 12 months via a hybrid model of both virtual and face to face delivery. Whilst on this apprenticeship programme you will develop:

- Interpersonal and people skills through collaboration and teamwork.

- Communication skills through a wide range of stakeholder engagement.

- Organisational skills such as the scheduling of meetings.

- Technology skills through the use of MS applications.

- Attention to detail by completing tasks accurately and consistently.

Whilst at work, you will get the opportunity to put your training into practise. Throughout your time at SSE, you will be trained and mentored by the Energy Contracts Manager and supported by our experienced and friendly team.

What do I need?

We are looking for the right candidates to help our team build a future that's more sustainable and inclusive. If you want to be a part of our team, we'd be keen to hear from you. We know it's not all about qualifications, we're more interested in your innate strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE. To apply, you will need to be:-

- Strong communication skills - confidence in speaking to new people.

- Team working skills - that can be from working on projects within school.

- Intuitive - able to question things.

- Numerate - the nature of the role means there is a lot of numbers, be it commercial values, traded volumes, statistics, KPIs etc.

About our Business

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, our Energy Portfolio Management (EPM) business is the energy markets heart of the SSE Group, and supports our ambitions to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

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. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 19th 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 us 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, you'll 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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