SSE Trainee Engineer Opportunities January 2021

Aldershot, UK
Closing date
1 Oct 2020

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Trainee Engineer Opportunities

Salary - circa £19,000 with yearly increase plus excellent company benefits

Locations - England - Aldershot, Basingstoke, Isle of Wight
Scotland - Fort William

Were at the forefront of the fight against climate change - looking to finding better, more efficient and affordable ways of producing clean, green energy and need the next generation of Trainee Engineers to help us do this. Whether you're at the beginning of your career journey or looking to take a new direction from the path you're currently on, our Trainee Engineer Programme is open to all and offers a chance to earn money whilst becoming a qualified engineer.

What is the role?

Our Trainee Engineer programme lasts for three years and combines academic study with work based experience. You'll have the opportunity to study towards a HNC in Electrical Engineering for our Distribution and Transmission business areas. All of our Trainee Engineers do spend some time staying away from home at college or university. This is usually for 2-3 weeks blocks once per term. When not studying, you'll spend the balance of your time on placements which may include working in the field, at Power Stations and Control Rooms or working alongside experienced SSE crafts people and engineers.

By the time you reach the third year of the programme you'll be given increased responsibility in managing small jobs, including technical aspects, safety management and the supervision of crafts people or contractors. On completion of your programme you will be qualified to work as a Maintenance Engineer, Field Network Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Systems Planning Engineer or an Operational Control Engineer.

What do I need?

This Programme requires you to be highly organised and self-driven with the ability to manage your time well. You should be flexible in your approach to work to maximise your chances of success, and you should be happy working alone or as part of a team. You'll be comfortable to spend some time living away from home whilst attending college or on placements across SSE. For entrance onto the college or university aspect of our programme it's important that you have, or expect to achieve the below qualifications prior to starting the programme in January 2021.

- 3 Scottish Highers at grade BCC or above, OR 2 A levels at grade CC or above

- You must have Higher or A level Maths at grade C or above, PLUS

- National 5 Physics or Engineering Science and English at grade C, or GCSE Physics and English at grade C or above, or equivalent

- We are happy to accept applications from candidates with equivalent level engineering / technical qualifications such a HNC in an engineering related discipline.

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. 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

Closing date for applications is 30th September 2020.

Successful candidates will start in January 2021 and will be subject to our verification and vetting process which includes a qualification and basic criminal record check along with drug and alcohol testing.
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