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IT Graduate Apprenticeship - Transmission

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Perth

Salary: Circa £21,000 per annum + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

Start Date: August 2024

Are you interested in technology and want to earn while you learn? Why not use your passion for IT to develop fantastic business skills and help set the course of a FTSE 100. Apply now for our IT Graduate Apprenticeship and benefit from paid education, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

This is an exciting 4-year development programme where at the end you'll attain a BSc (Hons) in IT Management for Business. The training provider for this programme is to be confirmed. The programme offers a mixture of on-the-job training where you will gain exposure to key areas of our business enabling you to gain a rounded, in-depth understanding of fundamental principles, techniques and technologies. As part of this exciting programme, you will also attend university on day release to complete the academic element of your programme. It's not just a technical scheme; more about learning how we use technology to support the business and our customers.

Upon successful completion of the programme, we intend to offer you a permanent role in our Operational Technology team where youll contribute to the changing face of technology within our industry. This team provides a system design, project delivery and system support service for the applications that are used to monitor and manage the Transmission network.

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.

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 2024:

- A Modern Apprenticeship in a relevant area and two science or engineering subjects at Higher level (computing science is recommended) or

- A Foundation Apprenticeship in a relevant area and two science or engineering subjects at Higher level (computing science is recommended) or

- BBBC at Higher Level including two STEM subjects or equivalent qualifications (computing science is recommended) or Equivalent

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from candidates who already hold the same level of qualification in the same subject.

Successful candidates will be subject to the university entry requirements.

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?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know next steps.

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

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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