Position: SSE IT & Technology Graduate Programme 2020
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522123_1568737140
Job Type: Temporary
Published On: 17/09/2019
Start Date: Sept 2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Locations: Perth, Glasgow, Reading, Havant

Base Salary: £29,000 plus great training, development and career opportunities

This year we are delighted to offer a number of graduate opportunities for candidates with a real passion for IT and technology, to join our programmes based at various key locations across the UK. 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.

What will I do on the programmes?

Depending on the programme you choose, 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.

Here's a flavour of some of the exciting initiatives you could be involved in, for each Division.

CORPORATE SERVICES IT (Reading, Perth, Havant) We are responsible for managing and securing the IT infrastructure across the whole SSE Group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. By joining our team, you will help SSE deliver on it's promise to equip SSE with the technology needed now, and in the future.

TRANSMISSION (Perth, Glasgow) - we are committed to providing innovative and more efficient ways of providing energy to our customers. Working within our Asset Management team, you'll take a key role in data capture, data quality, data analysis and information management processes for our Transmission Network. We work on some really exciting, high profile projects with sustainability at our core, therefore you'll actively support the management and asset management database - always looking for different ways to do things better.

DISTRIBUTION (Perth) - working within our Distribution business you'll be at the forefront of seeing how our network operates. 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. Most importantly, you'll help us ensure the security of our network therefore a degree in Cyber Security, or related subject would be really great in this role.

What do I need to join?

For this programme, you'll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in any relevant STEM subject. You'll be passionate about technology, have a genuine interest in IT and will be looking to put this into practice in a business environment, where we are focussing on developing technologies and infrastructure that supports the business in meeting the UK net-zero ambitions.

Wed love you to have practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for all this tech, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. 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 how technology can benefit and improve 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

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.