What's required?


No specific work experience is required for our apprentice programme. However you’ll need 4 GCSE’s at a grade A-C or in Scotland 4 Nationals at grade 4-5, 3 of which should be in Maths, English and a Science or craft subject.

We’re more than happy for you to get in touch if you have equivalent qualifications and need some advice. Please contact us by email at apprenticesandtrainees@sse.com and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have regarding the qualification requirements.


Your personal attributes are just as important as your academic achievements. We are looking for enthusiastic, driven candidates who have a strong interest in engineering and a fascination with how things work. You should enjoy working with your hands and must be comfortable working at heights and within confined spaces. You’ll be a self-starter with good team work and problem solving skills and the ability to follow instructions.

With all of our apprenticeship on offer you much be flexible with the hours and traveling, as it could mean out of hours and late nights involved. You will also be staying away on block release with your studies at our college provider.


Our values are incredibly important to us. We believe the family atmosphere in SSE is due to the motivated people who work with us and share our values. We take pride in our work and employ people who care about quality and want to feel proud to be part of the SSE family.

As safety is always top of our agenda we’re keen to find people who are safety conscious and act as “their brother’s keeper”. We also strive for excellence and to be the best at everything we do so we’ll encourage you to be imaginative, share your good ideas and work to a high standard. We want to be able to see that you understand and share the values that underpin our business. During the recruitment process you should consider how you can demonstrate these values in your life.

If you have the skills to work in an environment that is passionate about safety, innovation, teamwork and excellence in everything we do, and want to be part of one of the greatest growth industries of the 21st century, we’d like to hear from you.

 Our Values Graphic October 2015