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Thermal Engineering Graduates

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England / Scotland, Glasgow / Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Peterhead
Up to £33000 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

Job Details

Thermal Engineering 2024 Graduate Programme

Start Date: 23 September 2024

Salary: £33,000

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

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What is the Role?

Upon joining SSE as a Thermal Engineering Graduate, you'll be leading the way in contributing to an improved energy landscape for future generations.

You will benefit from exposure and real- life experience, alongside first-class guidance to develop your technical skills and our Graduate Programme will provide the supportive, yet challenging, environment to allow you to excel to reach your full potential. In doing so, this will provide the foundation for you to become our next technical, experienced, and driven future leaders - vital on our journey towards net zero.

About Us

In our Thermal business youll will experience the opportunity to spend time across the wider Thermal business, including Project Engineering, Operations, Project Delivery and Asset Management. You can learn more about the Thermal Engineering Graduate programme here.

What do I need to join?

Youll have a minimum of a 2:2 BEng in the relevant degree discipline for each role. Please note, you must be willing and able to independently relocate to the role location prior to the start of the programme.

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 you should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.

Throughout our recruitment process, we are looking for individuals who can demonstrate the ability to; decide and initiate action, work with people, relate and network, adapt and respond to change, create and innovate, learn and research, adhere to principles and values, and show signs of entrepreneurial and commercial thinking.

Whats in it for you?

Our programmes are accredited by the IET, ICE and IMechE and offer a route to Professional Registration.

You'll also receive an excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, click here to view our full benefits package.

We've listened to our previous graduates, and understand the importance of maintaining a work-life balance. When you join us, you can benefit from our Flexible First approach, and this will be unique to your own circumstances. This might mean a hybrid work pattern, or flexibility across the working week, but between you and your manager, you will work together to find the most suitable approach.

This will be a structured and challenging development programme where post-holders will have the support of the Learning and Development Graduate Programme Manager, a business manager and professional engineering mentor to assist them in reaching their full potential. The programme will support their career development into a permanent role with SSE that reflects their experience and passion.

You will also have the choice to be involved in our Education and Employability outreach events, as well as a range of volunteering opportunities to help inspire the next generation of engineers. In addition to this, some of our existing graduates are involved in the recruitment process which we find incredibly rewarding!

Next Steps

We kindly ask that all applications should be submitted online. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 9th June.

As an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE.

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.. If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we can arrange a call for a time that suits you. You can visit 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE to find out more about our commitments to being an inclusive employer.

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.


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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