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Trainee Engineer - Renewables ROI (August 2023 Intake)

Republic of Ireland, Cavan
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: ROI - Galway

Salary: Starting salary circa €27,000 + a range of other benefits to support your?family, finances, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

What is the Role?

Our Trainee Engineer programme lasts for three years and combines academic study with work-based experience. Working within our Renewable business, you'll have the opportunity to study towards an HND in Engineering Systems (Energy and Environmental Engineering).

When not studying, you will be part of a team delivering work that develops our Renewables projects in onshore, offshore, and hydro projects as well as ensuring the engineering integrity of our existing assets, all while developing your own technical skills and professional knowledge and networks.

By the time you reach the third year of the programme you'll be given increased responsibility in managing jobs, including all technical aspects, safety management and the supervision of crafts people or contractors.?On completion of your programme, you will be qualified to work as one of the following disciplines: Maintenance (Hydro, Offshore Wind or Onshore Wind), Programmes M&E Delivery or Operational Control Engineer.

The Renewables Trainee Engineer programme is designed to build the foundation blocks of your engineering career within the Renewables business, providing you with great opportunities to be exposed to engineering excellence across our business whilst developing your academic, theoretical, and practical skills. This will provide you with an excellent opportunity to become the Engineer of the future.

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.

- Comfortable to spend some time living away from home whilst attending college or on placements across SSE.

For entrance onto the educational aspect of our programme it's important that you have, or expect to achieve the below qualifications prior to starting the programme in August 2023.

Award of ILC with at least Grade H2/B1 at Higher Level in Maths and Physics or Engineering Science.

We require English at grade B/Higher Merit in the Junior Certificate/Cycle (Higher Level) or grade O4/C2 at ILC Ordinary Level.

We are happy to accept applications from candidates with equivalent level engineering / technical qualifications such an Advanced Certificate and Higher Certificate awards at level 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications in an engineering related discipline.

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 SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

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 deadline to submit your application is 11pm, Sunday 23rd April, 2023.

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