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Trainee Engineer

Perth and Kinross
Circa £20,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing. Salary up
Closing date
6 Jan 2024

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Engineering & Aerospace
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Other work and training
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Trainee Engineer - Transmission (August 2024 Intake) About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow

Salary: Circa £20,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances, and wellbeing. Salary upon finishing the trainee engineer programme is circa £33,000 per annum.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 

Start Date: August 2024

Our Trainee Engineer programme lasts for three years and combines academic study with work based experience.

Working within our Transmission business, you'll have the opportunity to study towards a HNC and Diploma in Higher Education in Energy Engineering. 

When not studying, you will balance your time on placements which may include working in the field in Transmission, the Control Rooms or working alongside experienced SSE crafts people and engineers. You will have opportunities to work towards becoming a Low Voltage Switcher and then work towards High Voltage Switching (which makes the Network safe to work on, maintains Network integrity and resilience whilst ensuring safe and reliable supply of electricity), and become more involved in the daily operation, repair and design of the future Network whilst supporting the drive towards a Transmission NetZero.   

By the time you reach the third year of the programme you'll be given increased responsibility in managing jobs, including all technical aspects, safety management and the supervision of crafts people or contractors.  

On completion of your programme, you will be qualified to work as one of the following disciplines Maintenance, Engineering Project Manager, Project Design, Systems Planner, or an Operational Control Engineer. 

The Transmission Trainee Engineer programme is designed to build the foundation blocks of your career within the Transmission business, providing you with great opportunities to be exposed to engineering excellence across our business whilst developing your academic, theoretical and practical skills. This will provide you with an excellent opportunity to become the Power Engineer of the future. 

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to be:  

- Highly organised and self-driven with the ability to manage your time well. 

- Flexible in your approach to work to maximise your chances of success, and you should be happy working alone or as part of a team. 

- Comfortable to spend some time living away from home whilst attending college or on placements across SSE. 

For entrance onto the educational aspect of our programme it's important that you have, or expect to achieve the below qualifications prior to starting the programme in August 2024:

- 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above in Maths or Physics OR 

- 1 A level at grade D or above in Maths or Physics OR 

- Alternatively, NC/NQ Engineering at SCQF level 6 or equivalent OR the completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering 

Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply, appropriate industry related experience will be taken into consideration.

We will not be able to accept your application if you have a HNC, HND or DipHE in Energy Engineering or an engineering related degree. 

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know next steps.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact by email or you are very welcome to request a call if you would prefer to discuss on the phone. 

Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.    


As one of the UK's largest energy companies, we're always keen to meet great talent who can support SSE’s growth in the power, telecommunication and utilities industries, and our commitment to the UK’s digital and power agendas.  As the largest generator of energy through renewable sources, a market leader in the electric vehicle (EV) evolution and a leading telecoms network provider, we can offer you the opportunity to make a real difference for our customers and the communities in which we operate.

Company info
0141 224 7773
Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road,
Perth & Kinross

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