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Thermal Technical Apprentices

Employer
SSE
Location
Republic of Ireland / East Riding of Yorkshire, England / England, Kent, Rochester
Salary
Up to £12037 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
Reference
548268

Job Details

About the Role

Base Location: Medway (Rochester), Atwick/Aldbrough (East Yorkshire), Peterhead, Great Island (County Wexford, ROI)

Salary: circa £12,037 UK/ circa 17,000 euro ROI plus a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

Start date: autumn 2024

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.

About the role:

Thinking about life after school or perhaps a change in career? Maybe you enjoy fixing things or prefer being outdoors and doing hands-on practical work? Perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill? This Apprenticeship Programme offers you the chance to earn whilst you learn new skills.

This is a 4-year programme (1st year at a partner college) and remaining 3 years at an SSE Thermal site, with college day release working towards, NVQ, B-Tech and HNC. You will be combining academic study (20%) with work-based experience (80%). You will be trained to repair, test, inspect, calibrate and maintain equipment within the Power Station of your chosen discipline. Once qualified and competent, you will be responsible for supervising other working parties, including contractors.

You will be supported throughout your programme by a wide number of colleagues including mentors, Learning and Talent support staff and business operational colleagues. You will be provided with on the job training and supported by our academic training partners. The majority of our apprentices attend college on a block release basis and can be away from home for short periods of time. You will be supported fully during this time.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have formal qualifications and accreditations that will offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector. Sustainability underpins everything we do so we believe in making the most of our most valuable assets - our people - and supporting them to be their best. With a carefully designed development programme, you will have everything you need to progress your SSE career as far as you want to go.

What do I need?

We're looking to recruit the best future talent for our sector - and we know that it's not all about qualifications. We're more interested in your innate strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE. You don't need any experience to apply, you just need to:

- Have an interest in the work we do at SSE.

- Have an appreciation of our core values, particularly safety and the desire to do well.

- Enjoy working as part of a team.

- Be interested in engineering and how things work.

- Enjoy working outside and with your hands.



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 by 11pm on Sunday, 10th March, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

We ask you to complete only one application during the apprentice and trainee recruitment cycle. If we feel there is a more suitable programme for you, well let you know during the application process.

During the recruitment process, we want to get to know you and your strengths. Therefore we expect our candidates to answer questions without the use of AI technology.

We welcome applications from all candidates and during the recruitment process, all candidates are required to prove they have the legal right to live and work in the UK for the full duration of the programme. The apprentice and trainee programmes are not eligible for visa sponsorship as they do not meet the minimum requirements of the Home Office.

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

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

Company

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.

Website: careers.sse.com

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