Electrical Engineering Graduate Programme Sponsorship Available

March 13, 2024
£33 - £33 / year

Job Description




Join our SSEN Distribution Electrical Engineering Graduate Programme.

Base Locations

Scotland: Perth and Aberdeen

Salary: £33,000 plus a variety of additional benefits to support your family, finances, and well-being.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full-Time

Start date: September 2024.


What is the role?

We have lofty net-zero ambitions, and our business is expanding to support our plan. We are searching for graduates with a degree in Electrical Engineering who have innovative ideas, methodologies, and solutions to help us achieve net-zero. You’ll be involved in some intriguing initiatives that will allow you to help create, improve, and maintain our network. You will be involved in initiatives and activities that will help us ensure that our network is not just operationally sound, but also considers innovative new technologies and efficient ways of distributing energy to all clients.

Our distribution engineering graduate degree offers real-world exposure through a rotation of internships in various projects and teams. Throughout the two-year curriculum, you will be supported by our Graduate curriculum Manager and a business mentor, who will provide direction and support to help you achieve your maximum potential. You will work towards becoming a chartered engineer and will be supported by a professional chartered engineer who will share their experience. We have an amazing opportunity for a graduate to begin training in our Control Room in Perth. For this position, you must be located within a 35-mile radius of the Perth office. Alternatively, we have a chance to work in Aberdeen in an engineering post that will primarily be field-based in an operational engineering capacity.

You will bring passion and new thinking to issue solving, as well as a thorough understanding of the SSEN business and the technology required to guarantee it meets the ever-changing demands of the UK’s energy infrastructure. You will help keep the lights on and play a role in achieving net-zero.

What do I need to do to join?

Safety is central to everything we do at SSE, and we follow the adage ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’. You should be aligned with our basic beliefs and have a true enthusiasm and interest in the energy industry.

As the company grows and expands internationally, our graduates must be adaptable in order to embrace change and stay up with the business’s rapid expansion.

Our graduates think quickly and actively seek to fill knowledge gaps. You should be comfortable working towards and setting challenging individual goals, as well as using your own initiative to overcome obstacles.

Ideally, you will have a 2:2 BEng in Electrical Engineering.

– Candidates for the Control Room role must be located within a 35-mile radius of the Perth headquarters by the commencement of the programme in September 2024. Candidates for this position will additionally be needed to receive SC level screening from the UK government. The criteria generally include 5 years of UK resident; more information can be found here: United Kingdom Security Vetting: Applicant: GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

You may learn more about what to expect during the recruitment process here.


What is in it for you?

An exceptional package includes 34 days of vacation, increased maternity/paternity leave, cheap healthcare, salary sacrifice automobile leasing, and much more; read our entire benefits package on our careers website.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and strive to provide an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants with all protected characteristics and pledge to making all reasonable accommodations during the application process, assessment, and once joining SSE. To learn more, search for “Inclusion & Diversity at SSE.”

Next Steps

Every application should be submitted online.

If you’d like to discuss any working differently requirements or adaptations you might need during the recruitment and selection process, please contact If you prefer a phone conversation to discuss modifications, please let us know via email, and we will schedule a call with you at a time that is convenient for you.

Before beginning employment with SSE, you must pass our pre-employment screening process, which includes a basic criminal record and credit check.

SSE accepts applications from all countries. Please keep in mind that any successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a valid right to work before beginning employment. If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide assistance. Sponsoring international candidates is a comprehensive process with procedures that must be followed properly in order to comply with immigration laws. We review inquiries on a case-by-case basis. Please keep in mind that UKVI, rather than SSE, makes the final decision on visa applications.