Recruitment process

All of our vacancies are advertised on our careers site and you will be asked to complete an online application form.

Alongside completing your application form you can submit your CV and cover letter. If you can’t complete your application in one go, don’t worry. You can save your answers and pick up where you left off when you’re ready. Just remember to keep a note of your log in details.

When will I hear back?
We will email you to say that we have received your application, and that it’s being processed. Your application is very important to us and we want to keep you updated every step of the way.

Application screening
Your application will be reviewed by our resourcing team who will confirm that you meet the minimum requirements for the programme and highlight any relevant skills and experience that you’ll bring. Successful candidates will then be asked to have a telephone interview with one of our resource consultants.

Psychometric Testing
If your telephone interview went well, you will be asked to complete a set of psychometric tests.

Following the tests you will be invited to an assessment centre. Assessments will be held at a regional venue and you might have to travel to the one closest to you.

The assessment will include a competency based interview, presentation and a group exercise.

You will need to bring proof of identification. This can be a passport or a birth certificate accompanied by a National Insurance document. Plus a criminal record declaration form, which we well email you.

What happens next?
There are a lot of candidates at this stage and we understand how eager you are to find out your results.  At this stage assessments are being carried out over a number of weeks and whether you are successful or not we will let you know by email.

If you’ve been successful, we will call you to talk through your offer of employment. We’ll send email confirmation of the offer and an offer pack in the mail. All offers are subject to satisfactory references and criminal record checks. And may be subject to medical and eye tests.

Can I have feedback?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to provide feedback to candidates following the initial application. But we can feedback on how you performed in your assessment centre.

Keeping your details
At SSE we’d love to stay in touch.  If you’d like to be considered for future vacancies that may suit your skills and experience please log on to your account and submit an application to our talent pool (job reference: 493406).