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Marine / Engineering Graduate Programme 2024

Glasgow, Scotland / Scotland, Perth, Perth & Kinross / Highlands, Inverness, Scotland
Up to £33000 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Marine / Engineering Graduate Programme 2024 - Transmission

Start Date: 23 September 2024

Base Locations: Inverness, Perth, Glasgow or Aberdeen

Salary: £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

Degree Disciplines: Hydrographic Surveying and Geotechnical, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nautical College, Subsea Engineering, Construction Management, Naval Architecture

What is the role?

Through our Marine & Engineering Graduate Programmes, you will follow a specialist pathway, where you will work with experts in their discipline, gaining exposure to different disciplines within our Transmission business for the duration of your programme which can last between 12 months and 2 years. The objective of our specialist pathway is to furnish experiences that lead to a permanent position within SSE.

Our Transmission Marine and Engineering teams provide critical support to the development and delivery of the transmission link projects to connect each of Scotlands major island groups - Shetland, Orkney, and the Western Isles, as well as "boot-strap" connections between North and South of UK mainland, such as the East Coast High-voltage direct current (HVDC) projects.

The Marine Function was established to provide marine operations and construction expertise to the business through the development of the necessary disciplines and centralising multidisciplinary technical expertise from different departments within SSEN Transmission and, in doing so, supporting and overseeing all marine-based activity across a wide portfolio of projects. Expertise within the Marine Function covers Safety, Construction, Installation Engineering, Marine Management, Survey (Geophysical and Geotechnical) and Consenting. We act as the marine subject matter experts across the Transmission business and are establishing ourselves as a competent offshore transmission operator within the Energy Sector.

Throughout the programme you will have the support of a business mentor and buddy, who will provide guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential.

We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We're looking for graduates 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?

Youll have a minimum of a 2:2 BEng in one of the following disciplines; Hydrographic Surveying and Geotechnical, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nautical College, Subsea Engineering, Construction Management, or Naval Architecture.

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.

What's 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 us here 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.

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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