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Apprenticeship Project Management Energy Portfolio Management

Edinburgh, Scotland / Glasgow, Scotland / Scotland, Perth, Perth & Kinross
Up to £21054 per annum
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Apprenticeship - Project Management - Energy Portfolio Management (Sep 2023 Intake)

Base Location: Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Salary: £21,054 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

About the Role

EPM is the commercial heart of the SSE group with an exciting transformation programme of change over the next 2-3 years. If you thrive in a fast moving, diverse, agile delivery environment this could be the job for you.

In alignment with our growth plans, we are looking for a Project Management Apprentice within our Energy Portfolio Management team. This team focuses on delivering change and is responsible for end to end delivery of projects as well as ensuring they deliver value to the business.

Reporting into the Portfolio Optimisation Manager once trained, you'll ensure that during project lifecycles the project is focused on delivery, escalating blockers, highlighting risks, understanding dependencies and ensuring all governance activities from and Business and It side of the project have been completed whilst at the same time, ensure that the project continues to deliver Value to the business.

This Level 4 Apprenticeship is designed to develop apprentices into tomorrows Product Owners. During this 12 month-long programme, you will receive comprehensive training which will enable you to develop your skills and technical knowledge, allowing you to achieve industry accreditations. Whilst on this apprenticeship programme you will develop: Please update below as appropriate

  • 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, 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.

    What do I need?

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

  • Intuitive - able to question things
  • Strong collaboration skills and a preference for working with others.
  • Highly articulate and clear communication style both written and verbal.
  • A keen eye for detail, and able to quickly interpret complex information
  • 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

    EPM Business is the energy markets heart of the SSE Group, securing value for SSE's asset portfolios in wholesale energy markets as we move towards our vision of being a leading energy company in a net zero world. We play a critical role as the short-term energy market asset optimiser, and a long-term energy market adviser, for all SSE's Business Units (across SSE's Wind, Hydro, Low Carbon Thermal, Distributed Energy and Customer portfolios). This role for EPM enables SSE to focus its investment on energy markets capabilities (including Trading, Risk Management, Energy Economics and Advanced Analytics) in one centre of excellence, with these enhanced capabilities supporting value creation and decision making across the SSE Group.

    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, 26th 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 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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