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Electrical Engineering Graduate Programme - Distribution

Glasgow, Scotland / Perth & Kinross, Scotland / England, Hampshire, Portsmouth
Up to £32500 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2023

Job Details

Join our SSEN Distribution electrical engineering graduate programme

Base Locations

Scotland: Glasgow, Perth

England: Portsmouth

Salary: £32,500 plus a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

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 graduates with a degree in an Electrical Engineering discipline who have original ideas, methods and solutions to help us reach net-zero. You'll contribute to some exciting projects where you'll be at the forefront of developing, improving, and maintaining our network. You'll be involved in projects and activities that help us ensure our network is not only running effectively, but also is considering innovative new technologies and efficient ways of providing energy to all customers.

Our distribution engineering graduate programme provides real hands-on experience through a rotation of placements in different projects and teams. Throughout the 2-year programme, you will have the support of our Graduate Programme Manager and a business mentor, who will provide guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential. You will work towards your chartered engineer status and be provided with the support of a professional chartered engineer to share their experience with you.

You will bring enthusiasm, and innovative thinking to problem-solving, and will develop a detailed understanding of the SSEN business and the technology needed to ensure it meets the ever-changing demands facing the UKs energy infrastructure. You will contribute to keeping the lights on, and be part of achievement of net-zero.

Click here find out more about the SSEN Distribution engineering graduate opportunities.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are key to achieving net-zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What do I need to join?

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.

Safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'. You should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.

As the organisations grows and becomes more international, our graduates need to be willing to adapt in order to embrace the changes and keep up with the fast-paced evolution of the business.

Our graduates are agile in their thinking and seek to address knowledge gaps. You should be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

Youll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 BEng in an Electrical Engineering degree discipline.

You can find out more about what to expect during the recruitment process here.

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 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.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we are arrange a call with you at a time that suits you.

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.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment. If sponsorship is needed, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a detailed process involving procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case-by-case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.


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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