Sector Guide

Where could you work?

Utilities - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Companies in this sector own, maintain and invest in electricity transmission networks which consist of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations. They are also responsible for electricity distribution networks which provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to homes, businesses and communities.

SSE at a glance

Key facts:

  • One of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK and Ireland
  • Responsible for providing the energy and related services needed now and in the future
  • Supplies energy to over 9 million households and businesses
  • The UK’s largest generator of renewable energy
  • Innovating to make “smart cities” and electric vehicle infrastructure a reality
  • Heritage dates back over 75 years

Discipline groups recruited...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

Opportunities & Benefits:

On our Graduate Development Programmes, you’ll have the opportunity to help us on our journey to be one of the most innovative, forward-thinking and reliable energy companies in our industry.

Throughout the programme you’ll have access to a dedicated mentor and Graduate Programme Manager who will guide you through each stage of your journey. You will also work with internal and external business specialists who will share with you their knowledge and extensive experience, and offer support and insight into future career opportunities.

On top of a competitive salary, you’ll enjoy a generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband. You’ll love SSE Advantage too. This discount and cashback website gives you access to hundreds of offers, including deals with a range of major retailers for food, clothes, furniture, holidays and more.