A partnership to make a difference

In October 2016 SSE was delighted to announce the start of an exciting new partnership with Teach First which will see the two organisations join forces to raise the aspirations of girls in low-income communities across England.

As the flagship partner for Women in STEM, senior SSE employees will go into classrooms to show pupils the opportunities available to all in the energy sector. They will also take part in a workplace programme allowing pupils to visit SSE sites for a behind the scenes look at the different career paths open to them.

SSE is also using its sponsorship of The SSE Women's FA Cup to encourage girls from low-income communities to get involved with grassroots football projects and provide inspirational role models at partner schools.

Commenting on the partnership, Rosie MacRae, who is leading SSE’s diversity and inclusion programme said: “Teach First has a strong history of helping to build classroom leaders and SSE can help take that to the next level with the Women in STEM work we’ll be doing as part of this partnership.”

In this short video, Rosie is joined by John Stewart, SSE Director of HR and James Westhead, Executive Director of External Relations, Teach First, to discuss the partnership.