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Summer Placements - Corporate IT

Dublin, Republic of Ireland / Berkshire, Reading, England / Scotland, Perth & Kinross, Perth
Up to £23422 per annum
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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IT Summer Placements - Corporate IT

Duration: 12 weeks commencing June 2024

Location: see below for each placement

Salary: Circa £23,422 per annum pro rata

What is the role?

We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We're looking for students who can bring fresh ideas, new skills and creative thinking, to deliver innovative solutions to help us reach net zero. This is an exciting time to join SSE, you have the power to make a change and help us build a better, more sustainable world of energy for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

What do I need?

We have opportunities for those studying degrees inclusive of software development and/or technology innovation. Please see each placement for the degree discipline, year group and location.

We'd love you to have some practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the energy sector, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You'll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges and should have a genuine interest in SSE and the prospect of a long-term future with us.

Emerging Technology Team: Software Developer

Location-remote but able to reach Havant, Reading, London or Perth for regular meetings once or twice a month

Degree discipline: Software Engineering / Computer Science / Engineering (would also consider Data and AI/Analytics/Machine Learning/ Data Science) preferred year of study: Year 2 or 3

The Emerging Technologies Team is a small team tasked with exploring new technologies such as Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and the Metaverse. They embrace a mixture of programming languages, tools, and platforms to deliver this capability.

You will participate in assessing the feasibility, capabilities, process and operability of new technologies, techniques, and products.

You will assist in re-purposing existing technologies, techniques, and products and assist in building proof of concepts.

You will be involved in elements of analysis, programming / software development, system design, database design and research.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual eager to learn and be at the forefront of emerging technologies.

Cyber Resilience Team - Distribution TD&D - Analyst

Location-remote but able to reach Havant, Reading, London or Perth for regular meetings once or twice a month

Degree discipline: Computer Studies (or similar) preferred year of study: final

Working in the Cyber Security Programme, conduct a study on the varying education requirements for cyber security across the Distribution workforce, and suggest appropriate learning methods and ways to measure their effectiveness.

Energy Customer Solutions IT - IT Architecture Support

Location - Reading or Dublin

Degree discipline: Computer Studies, Computer Science - preferred year of study any

The IT Architecture Support role is responsible for assisting the IT Architecture team in delivering and maintaining the IT architecture vision, roadmap, and baseline for the organization. The role involves working closely with the IT Architecture Lead and other IT architects to manage the architecture backlog, ensure alignment with the strategic roadmap, and produce high-quality architecture deliverables and visions. It also includes involves collaborating across the multiple disciplines of IT Architecture, such as Data, Security, and Technology.

The main duties of the IT Architecture support role include; Architecture Backlog Management, Baseline Management, Strategic Roadmap, Architecture Deliverables and Visions and stakeholder management responsibilities.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement - pro rata, discounted gym memberships 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 closing date is 11pm on Sunday, 25th February.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact us by email or you are very welcome to request a call if you would prefer to discuss on the phone.

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. Please note that SSE are unable to sponsor any candidates for our apprentice, trainee engineer and summer placement opportunities as these roles would not meet the Home Office eligibility criteria for sponsorship.


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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