Apprenticeships with SSE



SSE are looking to finding better, more efficient and affordable ways of producing energy and need the next generation of apprentices and trainees to help them 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, their apprenticeship and trainee programmes are open to all and offer a chance to earn money while you earn an accredited qualification.


Over 1700 people have come through their Apprenticeship programmes since 2010. As we move in to a new decade, they’re taking a brand-new approach. No more grades, no more entry requirements.

They’re looking for Apprentices who can demonstrate the seven key strengths they’ll need to be successful: Drive, Resilience, Learning Agility, Safety, Social Adaptability, Collaboration, Resilience. It’s as simple as that.

Do you have what it takes?

Have a look below at the current



Job no: 523316

Apprenticeships in Energy

UK Wide – Click here for locations

Salary: Circa £10,000 with a yearly increase and company benefits

We’re 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 Apprentices 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 Apprenticeship opportunities are open to all and offer a chance to earn money while you gain an accredited qualification.

What is the role?

We have opportunities for you to join us  as an Electrical or Mechanical apprentice in our  Contracting business, as a Multi Craft Apprentice in our Renewables business and as a Linesperson, Jointer or Electrical Fitter in our Distribution business.

All these roles offer you the chance to become a qualified tradesperson in your chosen field. The programme can take 3 to 4 years to complete and is centred on work based learning and training linked directly to the job. By the end of the programme you’ll have gained valuable on-the job experience, new skills and an industry recognised  accreditation, that will offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector.

You will be supported by a our Apprentice Programme Manager, a dedicated mentor, your SSE colleagues who you’ll work with during your on the job training and also by the support you will receive from your college tutors. Sustainability underpins everything we do so we believe in making the most of our most valuable assets – our people – and supporting them to be their best. With a carefully designed development programme, you’ll have everything you need to progress your SSE career as far as you want to go.

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.

Our apprentices need to be far more than technical experts in their field, they need to be able to demonstrate an ability to use their 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.”

The majority of our apprentices attend college on a block release arrangement for several weeks at any one time; this will mean you may have to live away from home for short periods of time but we will support you fully during this time.

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. We’re 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 click here.

To discuss any special adjustments you would like to make us aware of, please get in touch with us by email at

Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th March 2020.

Successful candidates will start in September 2020 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.



Advertised: 03 Feb 2020 GMT Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Mar 2020 GMT Standard Time

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