Energy Sector Guide
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  • The energy industry supplies homes and businesses with a constant and reliable source of power. We use this power to heat, cool and light our houses; to cook; travel; wash our clothes and manufacture the products we rely on every day.
  • Between now and 2050, the energy sector is set to change dramatically and will play a important role in connecting new sources of energy generation.
  • It is working hard to introduce ‘cleaner’ renewable fuels, such as biogas and solar power, to reduce the use of the world’s finite resources such as fossil fuels.
  • To continue on its path towards decarbonisation and digitalisation, the industry needs highly skilled people.
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Computing & Technology
Sponsored by SSE
  • A leading generator of renewable electricity in the UK and Ireland, SSE is one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.
  • The company develops, owns and operates low-carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition. This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas and energy from waste.
  • SSE is UK-listed in the FTSE 100 and contributes around £9bn to the economy.
  • A real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited company, SSE employs over 12,000 people in the UK and Ireland.

SSE Hub on Gradcracker

When Gradcracker visited SSE, we saw their training centre in Perth, Keadby Wind Farm, Ferrybridge Power Station and Ferrybridge Multifuel 1. Click the ‘GC Insight’ button on SSE’s Gradcracker hub to watch/listen to the videos and podcasts we took.

Make an impact

Their hub contains a large collection of Engineering, IT and Corporate Services staff profiles, which you can find under ‘Our People’. Discover Jack’s journey on the IT & Technology Graduate Programme.

Lead with innovation

Also on SSE’s hub is their ‘Your Development & Benefits’ page, which explains how they will help you find out what you’re good at, and what you enjoy the most. You can also discover how you will be rewarded for your hard work!

SSE’s varied programmes give you the freedom to guide your own development and tailor your own experiences.

Help build a better world of energy with SSE.

Visit the SSE Hub
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Sponsored by SSE
  • A leading generator of renewable electricity in the UK and Ireland, SSE is one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.
  • The company develops, owns and operates low-carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition. This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas and energy from waste.
  • SSE is UK-listed in the FTSE 100 and contributes around £9bn to the economy.
  • A real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited company, SSE employs over 12,000 people in the UK and Ireland.

SSE Hub on Gradcracker

When Gradcracker visited SSE, we saw their training centre in Perth, Keadby Wind Farm, Ferrybridge Power Station and Ferrybridge Multifuel 1. Click the ‘GC Insight’ button on SSE’s Gradcracker hub to watch/listen to the videos and podcasts we took.

Make an impact

Their hub contains a large collection of Engineering, IT and Corporate Services staff profiles on the ‘Our People’ page. Discover Graduate Engineer Marah’s journey on the Networks Graduate Programme.

Lead with innovation

Also on SSE’s hub is their ‘Your Development & Benefits’ page, which explains how they will help you find out what you’re good at, and what you enjoy the most. You can also discover how you will be rewarded for your hard work!

SSE’s varied programmes give you the freedom to guide your own development and tailor your own experiences.

Help build a better world of energy with SSE.

Visit the SSE Hub
Energy Management
Sponsored by Schneider Electric
  • Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation.
  • It is improving the monitoring, control and conservation of energy in homes, buildings and organisations in order to reduce costs and environmental impact.
  • Its technologies power Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the smartphones and applications that people all over the world use on a daily basis.
  • Its graduate programme gives you access to a wide range of career paths – from Project & Services to Industrial/Manufacturing – and allows you to experience both technical and commercial roles.

Schneider Electric Hub on Gradcracker

‘Schneider Go Green’ is one of the world’s biggest global student competitions. The winning team will receive many career-enhancing benefits, such as the opportunity to be mentored by Schneider Electric experts. You can find out more about this on the company’s Gradcracker hub.

Bring new ideas and fresh perspectives

If you’re thinking about joining Schneider as a graduate, you should take a look at their ‘Blogs’ page. Meet some of the women that are thriving at Schneider Electric. You can also read about how the company has recently celebrated its diversity.

Ensure that life is switched on

Schneider has a range of videos that are both useful and inspiring. You can learn more about their company story and their early careers opportunities – both of which will help you decide whether Schneider is the right company for you.

Schneider’s technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. If you think you could help solve today’s energy challenges, join Schneider Electric.

Visit the Schneider Electric Hub
Nuclear
Sponsored by nucleargraduates
  • The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has brought leading businesses and world-class organisations together to create nucleargraduates.
  • nucleargraduates aims to develop a new generation of engineers and scientists who will drive the transformation of the nuclear industry.
  • Its programme lets graduates gain experience across different areas through placements at businesses or organisations based in the UK and internationally.
  • This enables graduates to experience the diversity of the energy industry – from decommissioning to power generation to new build.

nucleargraduates Hub on Gradcracker

If you’re thinking about applying, you should take a look at the ‘Hints & tips’ page on nucleargraduates’ Gradcracker hub. Here, you will find out how to stand out from the crowd during nucleargraduates’ competitive recruitment process.

Become a pioneer

Whether you’d like to know more about the public body behind nucleargraduates, or find out how long the scheme takes to complete, their ‘FAQs’ page has the answers to a range of important questions.

No two nucleargraduates’ journeys are the same

On their ‘Our People’ page, you can discover what it’s like to join the nucleargraduates programme. Hear Structural Engineer Rob’s story or read about Chemist graduate Laura’s experiences (including her visit to Sweden’s Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory!).

As part of the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in projects with leading businesses, such as Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems.

Start your career with nucleargraduates and let your talent power the future.

Visit the nucleargraduates Hub
Nuclear – Civil Engineering
Sponsored by Sellafield Ltd
  • Sellafield has led the UK’s nuclear industry for decades, from developing nuclear power generation to producing plutonium for the UK’s nuclear deterrent programme.
  • Today, Sellafield is responsible for the safe and secure operation and clean-up of the Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria.
  • Sellafield is home to over 200 nuclear facilities and the largest inventory of untreated nuclear waste in the world.
  • Sellafield’s workforce comprises 11,000 nuclear experts, and they are seeking ambitious graduates and placement students to help create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

Sellafield Ltd Hub on Gradcracker

Sellafield’s Gradcracker hub has a large video library, full of useful and interesting content. Their ‘Sellafield in Conversation’ videos – which cover topics such as ‘Cleaning up Sellafield’ and ‘Our role in the community’ – are a great way to find out more about the company.

Join the new era of pioneers

If you’re interested in applying to Sellafield’s graduate scheme, you might want to take a look at the ‘Application Process’ page. This will talk you through the stages of the application process – from the initial application form to receiving a conditional offer.

Thrive at work

Sellafield has one of the most competitive graduate packages around. Their ‘Why work for us?’ page outlines what impressive rewards are on offer, and you can also read about what the company does to ensure that everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best.

If you’d like to work in a unique environment at the forefront of the nuclear industry, choose Sellafield.

Visit the Sellafield Ltd Hub
Power Management
Sponsored by Eaton
  • Eaton is improving the way the world manages electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power.
  • Through the use of power management technologies and services, Eaton strives to improve the quality of people’s lives and have a positive impact on the environment.
  • It is giving people the tools to use power more efficiently, and helping companies do business more sustainably.
  • Companies behind the things that we depend on every day rely on Eaton to solve some of the world’s toughest power management challenges.
  • Eaton recruits interns and graduates in areas such as engineering, operations and supply chain management.

Eaton Hub on Gradcracker

On Eaton’s Gradcracker hub, you can discover how they are improving the quality of the environment. From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to eliminating landfill waste, you can read all about Eaton’s targets on their ‘Sustainability’ page.

Build a more powerful tomorrow

You can find out more about life at Eaton on their hub. Discover the benefits you will receive as an employee, and the various learning and development opportunities they offer.

Reach your full potential

If you’re thinking about joining the company, you should visit their ‘Early Careers’ page. Here, you will find an overview of the different opportunities available at Eaton for students and graduates – from internships to leadership development programmes.

At Eaton, you’ll benefit from resources designed to empower your professional development and continue your education.

To help solve many of today’s most urgent energy and environmental challenges, start your career with Eaton.

Visit the Eaton Hub
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