SSE Commercial Graduate Programme 2022

  • SSE Plc
  • Ireland
  • Sep 25, 2021
Technology, Engineering Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

SSE Commercial Graduate Programmes

Locations: See each area listed

Base Salary: circa £30,500 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

About the roles

This year we are delighted to offer a number of graduate opportunities for candidates with a real passion for business, to join our commercial programmes based at various key locations across the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to really put your learning into practice, and develop practical skills in an environment where you'll be fully supported and encouraged to be your best.

Due to our size and diversity, we can offer you a structured yet challenging development programme where you'll have the support of a Graduate Programme Manager and a business mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential. The programme will support your career development into a permanent role with SSE that reflects your experience and passion.

Here's information on the projects you could be involved in, for each Division.

Enterprise Distribution Energy(Perth, Glasgow, Reading, London, Home based). We are delivering the next generation of sustainable energy infrastructure to businesses across the UK. We are a growing business and operate in some really exciting markets from EV to energy storage, from heating and cooling networks to water networks - our business is certainly diverse.

Transmission (Perth/Glasgow): We have a Business Analyst role supporting the wider Business Planning & Commercial team which covers strategy, sustainability and regulatory performance reporting.

Applications for this role are welcome from candidates of any degree discipline.

Distribution ((SEPD) Oxford, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole, Melksham, Aldershot, Slough or (SHEPD) Glasgow, Perth, Inverness and Aberdeen. Working within our Distribution business you'll be at the forefront of seeing how our network operates. You'll be involved in projects and activities that help us ensure our network is not only running effectively, but is continually utilising innovative and commercially viable new technologies and efficient ways of providing energy to all customers.

Business Energy (Perth, Glasgow, Reading, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff. Working within the SSE Energy directorate, Energy Customer Solutions (ECS) is the Customer facing division of SSE and is comprised of SSE Airtricity in Ireland, and SSE Business Energy in Great Britain.

Business Energy(ECS - SMART Programme) (Cardiff, Reading, Perth) Helping our customers to have efficient and sustainable energy solutions is at our core. Throughout your placements you'll work within our Business Energy Smart Metering Programme which is focused on bringing new opportunities for businesses through utilising emerging technologies to support the ever-changing energy landscape. Smart metering innovation is not only giving businesses ways to more accurately record usage, more critically, it is exposing new and exciting energy data management and sustainability possibilities. Smart metering also plays a key part in our overall driving ambition to help customers and the wider industry achieve carbon net-zero outcomes. The programme is entering an exciting new phase as we support a new Government regime to roll out Smart meters across the country, after bouncing back from a challenging period of lockdowns. Every day will be exciting and different, with exposure to a lively, fast paced environment. There will be opportunities for successful candidates to learn, adopt and practice new programme and project management skills as we drive the rollout of Smart meters to our business customers. Being able to work with high profile customers, exciting campaigns and exposure to commercial and business strategy will also be on offer, along with working with complex data and supporting operational and regulatory reporting and contract management. These roles will also provide great exposure across our business as you collaborate and interact with a diverse number of stakeholders, including Smart metering industry experts and net-zero enthusiasts!

What do I need to join?

For these programmes, you'll ideally have a minimum of a 2:2 in maths, economics, finance, quantity surveying, STEM subject, marketing, business, business management, electrical engineering, engineering, project management, legal, strategy, data analytics, data science, energy efficiency.

You'll be passionate about business and commercial aspects and will be looking to put this into practice in a business environment, where we are focussing on developing technologies and infrastructure that supports the business in meeting the UK net-zero ambitions.

We’d love you to have practical work or project experience that reflects your passion, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You’ll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

You should have an interest in and how we can improve the energy sector, and show alignment with SSE's core values. We also ask that you have a flexible approach to work locations and be genuinely committed to developing a career with us – as we are with you.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

Applications close on Sunday, 31st October 2021. For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with us at

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment. If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case by case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.