Our Programmes

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We offer a number of different development programmes across our Energy businesses and within IT.

We’re delighted to share with you a little bit more about each of the programmes currently available, and the types of projects you could be involved in. Click here to read more about our programmes, and some of the journeys and experiences our previous graduates have enjoyed.

Elaine Harley


HR Business Partner Wholesale

“What better place to develop your career as an Engineer than SSE Wholesale.

We support the whole lifecycle of generation assets including development, construction, operation and maintenance through to decommissioning and demolition.  These all take engineering expertise 

We currently have 9 significant projects in development including onshore and offshore wind project and are constantly exploring new opportunities.  But we can’t do this effectively without the right expertise – the right people.

We operate 5,253MW of gas-and oil-fired capacity, 1,995MW of coal-fired capacity (with biomass co-firing capability); and 3,275MW of renewable capacity.  We need to ensure these are operating effectively and safely and we need to ensure we maximise the value from these assets.  This takes engineering excellence. 

Our engineering graduates are critical to the success of our current and future Generation portfolio. They have the opportunity to work on projects and programmes across a wide spectrum of asset types and across the asset lifecycle – this diversity of opportunity is a great start to an engineering career at SSE”.

Bob pottle


Head of IT Delivery Enterprise

“The Energy and Utilities sector is undergoing tremendous change at the moment, whether it’s Smart Meters in Retail, Renewable Technologies in Generation or regulatory change and major investment in Networks

Our business is highly competitive, and needs to rely on IT systems that are flexible, resilient and scalable to meet the market and industry demands. IT is constantly changing to meet business needs, we are investing significant sums, and growing our capabilities in new and emerging technologies. This is a period of exciting change and IT Graduates joining SSE have the opportunity to be at the heart of this. Through our IT Graduate Programme we will expose you to all areas of IT, and many of our businesses, so you can get a broad understanding of the work we do. You will then be able to specialise and develop your career, potentially in Business or Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management, Application Development and Test, or IT Finance and Strategy”.

Sarah mort


Networks Workforce Renewal Manager 

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England.

Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are keeping our customers' lives comfortable, warm and well lit, no matter what. Our focus on people helps us understand the needs of the community and deliver the best service possible – no excuses. We've worked on our networks for over 70 years to meet the changing needs of our customers. We are ready to meet the challenges ahead, we're powering our community are you?

Our Graduate programme offers an opportunity to gain a fantastic depth, breath and insight into a Networks business, whilst demonstrating the  diversity of careers paths available. With the exciting challenges ahead there is truly never a better time to join our family and make a real difference to our customer and the way in which our business operates.