Why join SSE?

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SSE Reward gives SSE customers a range of benefits for The SSE Arena, Belfast, The SSE Arena, Wembley and The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, including exclusive ticket presales, the chance to experience our customer lounges, and prizes you won’t find anywhere else.  Events include Andy Murray Live, The Who, Cirque de Soleil, Seasick Steve and Kiss Haunted House Party.  For much more information please visit: SSE Reward

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Since the launch of SSE's volunteering programme, we’ve helped over 2,500 projects, with big-hearted SSE employees dedicating their time to projects that matter in the communities where we live and work.  All colleagues are encouraged to Be the difference by volunteering whether in the form of skills-based assistance and fundraising or DIY and gardening, and even school visits. 

To read our employees experiences please visit our Be the difference page.

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In a partnership with SportsAid, SSE supports 100 aspiring athletes who currently represent their country at nationally and internationally at age group level. These athletes have been selected by their governing bodies as the ‘ones to watch’ for the future. 

The Next Gen programme began in 2013 with the view of providing a tangible legacy from Glasgow 2014. Starting with 9 athletes, it is now in its fourth year supporting 100 athletes, demonstrating the true meaning of legacy.

SSE supports the athletes not only with funding, but also through media and social media support to help share their journeys with their local community; opportunities to attend and participate in workshops and other World Class events such as the World Gymnastics Championships, SPOTY and The SSE Women’s FA Cup final; and also mentoring from former and current Olympians and Paralympians.

The programme supports the business’ agenda for diversity and inclusion and this year boasts a 60:40 F:M split, 15% disability athletes, and involves athletes from varying social backgrounds across the home nations aged from 13- 24.

Across the 4 years we have supported 259 athletes across 40 different sports. 

This year is particularly exciting as Next Gen alumni Katie Archibald won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics, and we have 7 more athletes participating in the upcoming Paralympics. Our programme ambassadors are also in on the action too as Leon Taylor kept us updated on the colour of the diving pool as a lead commentator on the diving at Rio and Libby Clegg will compete in the Paralympics in a couple of weeks.

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The SSE Women’s FA Cup sponsorship, now in its second year, is the flag piece in our women’s sport strategy. Our women’s sport strategy aims to demonstrate our commitment to increased and improved opportunities for women in our business by increasing opportunities for girls to play football and helping to develop the Women’s Game in England in partnership with the FA. 

In addition to our sponsorship of the tournament, we have also created a girls only participation programme within England which allows clubs to apply for funding to create new girls only sessions for children between the ages of 5- 14. We are in our pilot year with 62 clubs on the programme. Results of the programme will be announced later this year.

Through our sponsorship of the tournament we have managed to break attendance records at cup final on cup final as well as offer customers numerous money-can’t-buy opportunities such as hospitality in our lounge, player escort positions, and the chance to present the player of the match trophy to the winner.

Rhys Mc Clenaghan SportsaidCASE STUDY - SSE NExt Generation

Rhys McClenaghan
Age: 17
Sport: Gymnastics

Current Junior European Silver medalist on pommel - the first European medalist in Irish history in Gymnastics

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you have done for Rhys. It has been exceptional the boost you guys at SSE have given him and confidence would be something he would struggle on and since you guys at SSE have believed in him it has been astonishing the results. So Thank you.” 

Luke Carson, Coach of SSE Next Gen Athlete Rhys McClenaghan

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Womens Fa Cup 2CASE STUDY - The SSE Women'S FA Cup

"Our daughter had one of the best days of her life with the highlight of walking out in front of a large crowd at Wembley. Keep up the good work in promoting Women's football and giving the younger ones a chance to be inspired!"

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