Renewables Graduate Programme 2024

Environmental Science, Civil, Geophysics.

About SSE

We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow. We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

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We develop, own and operate 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-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.

What is the Role?

SSE Renewables provides the energy needed today and is building a better world of energy for tomorrow through the world class operation, development, and construction of renewable energy assets. We are seeking environmental science, geosciences and civil engineering graduates who will play a key role in ensuring the successful development, construction and operations of our current and future projects.  

Throughout the 2-year programme, you will work across renewables in our hydro, solar and battery, onshore and offshore wind functions. Previous opportunities include working on projects including the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Doggerbank; the first large scale pumped storage scheme developed in the UK for more than 30 years at Coire Glas and Viking Wind Farm, currently the biggest onshore wind farm under construction in the UK. With support and advice from your mentor, colleague, and previous graduates, you will be able to design your own placement plan to suit your interests and career path.  

What do I need to join?

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.  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'. You should show alignment with our core values and have a genuine passion and interest in the energy sector.   

You’ll have a minimum of a 2:2 in Environmental Science, Geoscience, or Civil Engineering. 

As the organisations grows and becomes more international, our graduates need to be highly flexible in order to embrace the changes and keep up with the fast-paced evolution of the business.  Our graduates are agile in their thinking and seek to address knowledge gaps. You should be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.   

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days' holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more.
As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. 

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Job ID Number: 549258
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  • Deadline
    June 9th, 2024
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    £33,000 / €35,500 + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:2 and above
  • Location
    Dublin and Glasgow
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Civil
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
Also Accepting...
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural
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