Completing an SSE Apprenticeship or Trainee Engineering Programme is just the beginning. We asked some of our employees to share their journeys.

Mark Butler 1 Mark Butler

Mark joined SSE in 1997 as an Apprentice Electrician. “I was surprised how much I enjoyed my apprenticeship, this is largely due to the diverse nature of the role, I worked on several great projects, at different locations, with different people to learn from and installing a range of services.” He then progressed to the role of an approved electrician before taking on the role of a Trainee Electrical Engineer within the contracting business. “This gave me the platform to move towards a business leader role. I have progressed further through the ranks within contracting at a steady pace ever since, moving to the roles of Project Manager, Business Manager and now as Regional Operations Director.”

Mark believes drive is the key factor in his success. “One of the key factors in my success and progression is my own personal drive to push through doors that the company opened for me. The opportunities within SSE are wide and varied, for those willing to put in the commitment and dedication this can be very rewarding.”


Louis Stewart 

Louis joined SSE as an Electrical Installation Apprentice. After qualifying, he became an Approved Electrician and eventually an Electrical Supervisor. He then diversified to an Apprenticeship Coordinator role. “Opportunities available at SSE have been a huge factor in my development. If you’re ambitious, have a good work ethic and willingness to learn and improve then SSE is a great place to work. There are so many roles available across the different businesses for employees to explore and they are supported to do so.”



Scott began his career as an SSE apprentice. After becoming a qualified Electrician, he began supervising small sites before moving to low voltage cable jointing. He’s now two years into a traineeship to become a Project Manager. Scott cites “working hard, showing willingness to provide leadership and determination to progress within the business” as the key factors in his success. “In my opinion the biggest benefit to working with SSE is that there are lots of opportunities within the company to develop yourself as a person and find the right job that suits you.”