What's required?


You don't need any experience to apply. You just need to have an interest in the work we do at SSE, an appreciation of our core values, particularly safety, and the desire to do well.

In terms of qualifications, we'd prefer you to have achieved or be on target to achieve a minimum of 3 GCSE's (or equivalent) which includes Maths and English and a Science / Engineering / Technical subject.  Candidates who do not meet this criteria, have other relevant qualifications and can demonstrate the desired level of competence through the assessment process will also be considered

Find out more about the required level of qualifications and accepted equivalent qualifications here


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