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Trainee Project Manager - Technical Apprenticeship

Aberdeen, Scotland / Scotland, Perth, Perth & Kinross / Scotland, Highlands, Inverness
Up to £21000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth

Salary: Circa £21,000 per annum + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing. Salary upon finishing the Trainee Project Manager - Technical Apprenticeship programme is circa £33,000 per annum.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

What is the Role?

As a Trainee Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to gain practical knowledge of a Project Managers responsibilities from the end-to-end delivery of projects.

This 2 year programme is designed to develop your understanding on delivering projects in line with clear objectives and making decisions to manage stakeholder expectations by working with a multi-skilled team to deliver the project to time, cost and quality requirements.

The programme is designed to offer you study support towards a SCQF Level 8 Project Management qualification and the opportunity to complete your qualification along with applying your learning in the workplace.

Completion of the Trainee Project Manager - Technical Apprenticeship programme can lead to career development within SSEN Transmission as an Assistant Project Manager while you build your experience to progress to become a Project Manager. You will be leading Large Capital Projects, delivering substation, overhead line and cable projects ranging in value from £10m to £2bn.

You will gain real hands-on experience, build an invaluable network, and develop a unique set of skills which will shape your career. Due to our size and diversity, we can offer you a structured yet challenging development programme where you will have the support of the Learning and Development team and a business mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential. You will be assigned a Project Manager that will help manage your day-to-day activities on site, ensuring that you get the breadth of knowledge and experience to help you complete your training.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to be:

- Highly organised and self-driven with the ability to manage your time well.

- Flexible in your approach to work to maximise your chances of success, and you should be happy working alone or as part of a team.

- The successful candidate would be expected to travel between different SSE offices/project sites, with the occasional overnight stay. Therefore a full UK drivers licence is required.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining, and operating a network for net zero.

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.

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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