We started our journey with SSE at their training centre in Perth. During our visit, we spoke to a range of people with very different experiences – from graduates on their first day, to employees who have been with the company for seven or eight years.
And while SSE’s approach is changing – from burning fossil fuels to burning landfill waste – the friendliness of the people there remains consistent across the board. Because of this, we think that graduates would settle right in at SSE.
Listen to the podcasts below to find out more about life at SSE.
Put your skills into practice.
Recent graduates Michael and Craig talk to Jess about their experiences on the SSE graduate programme, from first hearing about the company, to changing paths and getting a taste of different roles.
After getting kitted out, we headed to Ferrybridge Power Station, which began generating electricity in 1966. In 2016 – 50 years later – it was closed. The site’s eight cooling towers, two chimney stacks, boiler house and barge unloading facility are now undergoing demolition.
Alongside it is Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1) – a new £300 million multifuel plant that produces low carbon electricity using a range of fuel sources, including waste-derived fuels.
To explore Ferrybridge – old and new – watch/listen to the videos and podcasts below.
Ferrybridge Power Station
The cooling towers provided the UK with energy for 50 years until SSE made the decision to close the power station in March 2016.
Carla and Jessica all geared up!
SSE's hot new project.
The new £300 million multifuel plant at Ferrybridge Power Station, West Yorkshire.
Diversity and Inclusion
Marc, Director of Engineering and Innovation, talks to Emily, a Graduate Engineer, about the steps SSE takes to ensure that everyone can reach their maximum potential.
"Changes, challenges and opportunities within Thermal Energy”
Steven Brooker, leader of the Thermal Graduate Programme for 2020, describes the different opportunities that graduates can get involved in – from SSE’s entrepreneur initiative ‘Dragons Glen’, to teaching STEM activities in schools.
The final chapter of our journey with SSE takes place at Keadby Wind Farm, in North Lincolnshire. SSE Renewables – the renewable energy development division of SSE – acquired the project in May 2011. With 34 turbines, it is England’s largest onshore wind farm. To take a tour of Keadby Wind Farm, watch the video below.
Keadby Wind Farm, North Lincolnshire
Keadby Wind Farm has 34 turbines, making it England’s largest onshore wind farm.