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IT Graduate Apprenticeship - Distribution (South)

Hampshire, England, Portsmouth
Up to £21795 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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IT Graduate Apprenticeship

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Salary: circa £21,795 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

Start date: September 2024

What is the Role?

Are you interested in technology and want to study for a degree in IT? Apply now for our IT Graduate Apprenticeship and benefit from paid education, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Join our dynamic four-year training program and earn a BSc (Hons) in IT Management for Business from Anglia Ruskin University by the end. Our program combines practical training and business exposure, ensuring you develop a comprehensive understanding of core principles, methods, technologies, and professional conduct. As part of this exciting programme, you will also attend Dundee 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.

Once you successfully finish the programme, we plan to give you a full-time position on our Real Time Systems team. Here, you will play a part in evolving technology within our field.

The Real Time Systems team designs and delivers projects, offering support for Operational Applications. Our Network Management Centres use these applications to oversee and control the Electricity Distribution Networks.

As a valued member of the Resource team, you will tackle both small and large projects. Also, you will deliver daily support for our Operational Applications. You will be part of a rota providing 24/7 support for critical national infrastructure.

What do I need?

We would love for you to have the following to be considered for this role:

- 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 science or engineering subjects (computing science is recommended) or Equivalent

This program does not accept applications from candidates who have a degree in this or a related subject as it is not designed for graduates.

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 made online 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 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. The role will require National Security Vetting, so any job offer is dependent on receiving security clearance.


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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