Our Programme

The Trainee Engineer programme provides an opportunity for you to earn a salary at the same time as learning. This programme has proved to be very successful over the years as it successfully combines planned and integrated work based skills with academic study.

Over three years your course based learning will include risk assessment and management, workplace projects to develop academic learning, high level technical competence and project management. You will also undertake various work placements to put your newly-learned knowledge into practice and gain practical, hands-on experience.

Our Networks business offer positions on the Trainee Engineer Programme.

Networks

In our Networks Trainee Programme you will undertake the study in 2-3 week blocks at the selected academic provider whilst at your designated SSE site you will complete practical courses in jointing, metering and overhead lines in addition to work based learning.

What will completion of my course lead to?

Ultimately on completion of your programme you will be qualified to work as a Field Network Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Systems Planning Engineer or an Operational Control Engineer.

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Opportunities at SSE - Hydro power (Tom Fraser)

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Opportunities at SSEPD - Networks (Laura Sneddon)

Laura Sneddon, a trainee with Southern Electric Power Distribution talks about the career opportunity she's been given in her role with SSEPD.

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