Position: Smart Metering Business & Commercial Graduate Programme
Salary: Up to GBP29500 per annum
Ref: 522016_1579794795
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 23/01/2020
Start Date: September 2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Forbury, Reading

Salary circa £29,000

We have an opportunity available for a Graduate within our Customer, Smart Metering business, based in Forbury, Reading. This is an exciting opportunity to really put your learning into practice, and develop practical skills in an environment where you'll be fully supported and encouraged to be your best.

Due to our size and diversity, we can offer you a structured yet challenging development programme where you'll have the support of a Graduate Programme Manager and a business mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential. The programme will support your career development into a permanent role with SSE that reflects your experience and passion.

Helping our customers to have efficient and sustainable energy solutions is at our core.

Throughout your placements you'll work within our Business Energy Smart Metering Programme which is focused on bringing new opportunities for businesses through utilising emerging technologies to support the ever-changing energy landscape.

Smart metering innovation is not only giving businesses ways to more accurately record usage, more critically, it is exposing new and exciting energy management and sustainability possibilities.

Ultimately, its about unlocking benefits for our business customers

The programme is entering an exciting phase as we draw imminently closer to go-live.

From there on in, every day will be exciting and different, with exposure to a lively, fast paced environment. There will be opportunities for successful candidates to learn, adopt and practice new programme and project management skills as we drive the rollout of Smart meters to our business customers.

Furthermore, you will also get eye-opening first-hand experience in areas such as campaign management, working with complex data, operational and regulatory reporting and contract management.

These roles will also provide great exposure across our business as you collaborate and interact with a diverse number of stakeholders, including Smart metering industry experts.

What do I need to join?

For this programme, you'll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in a business degree discipline. This may include but is not limited to Business Studies, Business Admin, Economics, Mathematics, Accounting & Finance, Commerce, Legal, Procurement, Statistics or other business-related discipline. Consideration will also be given to students with an engineering or STEM qualification and an engineering background/ knowledge would be advantageous for this role.

Wed love you to have practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for business, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. Youll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

You should have an interest in the energy sector, and show alignment with SSE's core values. We also ask that you have a flexible approach to work locations and be genuinely committed to developing a career with us - as we are with you.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Individuals requiring a work permit in order to take employment in the UK must secure that themselves and at their own expense. That process can take some time and so successful candidates should take the required steps to facilitate securing the required permission in good time.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

Applications close on Sunday, 2nd February. For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with us at

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and thats what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we dont do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.