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Multi Skilled Craft Apprenticeship

Western Isles, Isle of Islay, Scotland
£12037 - £33742 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

Scotland - Bowmore, Isle of Islay; Loch Carnan, South Uist

Salary: Circa £12,037 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing. Salary upon finishing the apprenticeship programme circa £33,742

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

What is the Role?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Multi Skilled Craft apprenticeship fitting programme within the Distribution business in South Uist and Isle of Islay

These are operational field based roles, which mean you will be required to work outside in all weathers at all times of day and night as you will be an integral part of the team who ensure electricity supplies are maintained.

The Multi skilled Craft Apprenticeship is an exciting and extremely varied role, which may include inspecting and maintaining the low voltage/high voltage electricity equipment in your power station or making a repair to the low/high voltage equipment providing the supply to a whole town. You will be gaining invaluable mechanical reasoning and problem-solving skills and will use your hand skills to practically maintain, install and repair the equipment.

The programme will be completed over 3 years and is in two parts. The first part is academic study of approximately 18 months. During this time, you will be in residential attendance at Fife College where you will learn about Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, including an award in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO).

The second stage will be work-based learning with training linked directly to the job and implementing the academic study learned at college into daily working practice. By the end of the programme, you'll have gained valuable on-the job experience, learned new skills and gained an industry recognised qualification. This will enable you to have the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector and contributing to the delivery of NETZERO.

As an apprentice you will attend Fife college during the first 18 months which will involve time away from home. You should be prepared to live away from home for extended periods of time. There will be opportunities for travel home during this time, however due the distance and time involved this may be limited during term holidays. You will be fully supported during this time with travel and accommodation being provided.

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.

To be considered for this role, we would love you to:

- Be able to demonstrate an ability to use your initiative, be resilient to the continual changes within our sector and always focussed on delivering great results.

- You'll have a thirst for knowledge and be able to pick up new skills quickly, working with others to achieve common goals and adjusting your behaviour to reflect the diversity of our workforce and customer base.

- Naturally, you'll have a focus on safety and will adhere to our company motto "if it's not safe, we don't do it."

- For this role there is a requirement for a good level of Mathematics and English as you will be expected to completed modules in Engineering Mathematics and also report writing.

- All of these roles may require you to work outside in all weather conditions, demonstrating a hands on approach to keep the lights on for our customers.

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 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, we'll 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

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.


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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