Position: SSE Engineering Graduate Programme 2020
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 521900_1572946478
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 05/11/2019
Start Date: 01/09/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Engineering Graduate Programme - Power Distribution

Location: Perth

Base Salary: £29,000

We have a number of Engineering Graduate opportunities available within our Power Distribution business, based in Perth. These are exciting opportunities where you will have the chance 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 the 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.

What will I do on the programme?

You could be involved in a broad range of exciting projects across the UK. All roles are likely to involve some travel to other sites to gain practical exposure to a wide range of business areas, therefore a full UK driving licence would be an advantage but is not essential.

Working as part of multi-disciplined engineering teams, we have a range of opportunities for engineering graduates to support projects across our Distribution business. You'll get to enjoy contributing to some exciting projects where you'll be at the forefront of developing, improving and maintaining our network. You'll be involved in projects and activities that help us ensure our network is not only running effectively, but also is considering innovative new technologies and efficient ways of providing energy to all customers.

What do I need to join?

For this programme, you'll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 BEng in either Electrical, Electronics, or Civil Engineering. Wed love you to have practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for engineering, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. For one of our roles, it would be advantageous to also have business or commercial experience or knowledge. You'll 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 24th November 2019. 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 that's 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 it's not safe, we don't do it.

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