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Emerging Technologies Summer Placement - Corporate IT 2023

Reading, Berkshire, England
Up to £20100 per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Computing & IT
Job Type
Intern & Placement

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IT Summer Placement - Emerging Technologies

Duration: 12 weeks commencing June 2023

Location: Havant, Reading or Perth as a base location, although majority of time working remotely

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.

We are looking for a unique individual to join our Emerging Technologies Team for a summer placement. The team have an inspiring role carrying out research and building working demonstrations and proof-of-concepts using the latest technology.

You'll need to be flexible and adaptable in learning new technologies and be passionate about future technology and problem solving. That includes being willing to develop software and hardware solutions in a variety of languages and technologies. As were a small team, you'll also need to be willing to elicit problems, opportunities and requirements from our internal customers and evangelise how new technology has the potential to benefit SSE.

You'll have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the team on exciting initiatives that could potentially be game changing to SSE and the energy industry as a whole. In addition to this, you'll be expected to manage your own workload and work independently at times.

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 software development and/or technology innovation. Our opportunities are open to students who are in their 2nd year of their degree onwards 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.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement - pro rata, 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 is 11pm on Sunday, 2nd April.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please 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, 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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