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SSE IT Graduate Programme

Berkshire, Reading, England / Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth / Scotland, Glasgow
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SSE IT Graduate Programme

Start: September 2024

Locations: Perth, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, Reading, Havant

Base Salary: circa £33,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern:Permanent | Full Time |Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

As an IT graduate joining SSE, you will follow either a generalist or specialist pathway depending on your degree discipline and career aspirations. Generalists will gain exposure across multiple departments throughout the 2-year programme, shaping the programme to suit your individual interests and career goals. Specialists will work with experts in their specialism, gaining exposure within a business area for the duration of their graduate programme which will last 2 years. Both pathways have the aim of providing experience that with lead to a substantive post.

Our graduates work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, while also taking ownership of their role by working under their own direction to drive action forward. A key principle of the graduate programme is continuous professional development and SSE has built a learning culture where value is placed on learnings that go beyond the immediate task. Throughout the 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.

Corporate IT

We have a huge number of amazing opportunities available for you on the Corporate IT Graduate Scheme working both within IT and out in the wider business.

You could find yourself working in areas such as Data and Analytics, Cyber Security, Agile Dev Ops, Strategy and Transformation, Renewables, Thermal or Enterprise; in roles such as Sustainability Analyst, Data engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Cloud Engineer, Software Engineer, Business Analyst, Service Delivery Partner and many many more. You'll ideally be studying or have graduated in an IT/STEM degree.

These roles can be based in Havant, Reading, Perth or Glasgow


SSE IT underpins the technology needs of SSEN Transmission. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power Transmissions growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

The control of physical assets that operate the network is referred to as Operational Technology, part of our IT function. It is the hardware, software and firmware components of a system used to detect or cause changes in physical processes through the direct control and monitoring of physical devices (NIST). Every day, our customers and colleagues rely on OT for safe, reliable and efficient transmission of electricity across the north of Scotland. All OT services within the Transmission business are vital in keeping the electricity network stable and secure.

You'll ideally be studying or have graduated with a Computing Science, Cyber Security or Electrical & Electronic Engineering (emphasis on control systems) degree.

These roles can be based in Perth or Cumbernauld.

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 highly flexible 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.

You'll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in one of the degree disciplines requested for each business area.

Whats 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 contact us. 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 required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous 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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