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Electrical Engineering Graduate Programme

Perth, Scotland, Perth & Kinross / Glasgow, Scotland / Scotland, Aberdeen
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

Job Details

Base Locations:

Scotland: Perth, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Elgin

England: Aldershot, Basingstoke, Melksham, Slough, Swindon, Poole, Salisbury, Reading and Portsmouth

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

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

Start Date: September 2024

What is the Role?

As an Engineering graduate joining SSE within our Distribution business you will be at the forefront of building a better world of energy for future generations. Graduates will follow either a generalist or specialist pathway depending on preferred business area, career aspirations and future role opportunities within the business. Generalists will gain exposure across multiple departments throughout a 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 can last between 12 months and 2 years. Both pathways have the aim of providing experience that will lead to a substantive post.


SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the

Our Distribution engineering programme has opportunities for electrical engineering graduates in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Elgin, Aldershot, Basingstoke Perth, Melksham, Slough, Swindon, Poole, Salisbury, Reading and Portsmouth. Candidates for the distribution programme must be willing and able to relocate to the role location prior to the start of the prior to and throughout the programme. Candidates for this programme must have a degree in Electrical Engineering, Control and Instrumentation or Power Systems. You can find out more about this programme here.

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.

Youll have a minimum of a 2:2 BEng in the degree relevant to the business area and location you are applying for. Please refer to the programme overview contained here for more information.

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

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. Visit 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online.

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 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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