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Enterprise – Data & Analytics Summer Placement 2023

IT/Data Science/Analytics.

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Why join SSE?

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for candidates who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Why SSE?

"In the one year that I've been here I have grown so much as an engineer".

Our summer placements offer you the opportunity not only to play a part in achieving our goals, but to grow with us as well.

What is the role?

We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We're looking for students who can bring fresh ideas, new skills and creative thinking, to deliver innovative solutions to help us reach net zero. This is an exciting time to join SSE, you have the power to make a change and help us build a better, more sustainable world of energy for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Our Enterprise summer placements provide real hands-on experience through a 12-week placement in our Data and Analytics team. SSE is transforming the way it delivers value from data in order to drive net-zero. You will work to support the building of innovative data and analytics proof of concepts for complex industrial problems across the Distributed Energy and Solar and Battery business units. You will be working in a small agile team of data scientists/engineers/insights developers that apply state-of-the-art techniques from data science, machine learning & artificial intelligence as well as build advanced data visualisations and data products. We utilise a variety of data sources ranging from IOT sensor data, geospatial, weather, fault & maintenance, to telematics, imagery, text and energy meter data. Throughout the placement, you will have the support of a business mentor and buddy who will provide guidance to enable you to reach your full potential.

Our summer placement students work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, while also taking ownership of their role by working under their own direction to drive action forward. There will also be networking and presentation opportunities, specialist sessions and support from our graduates.

What do I need?

You’ll have a genuine interest in SSE and the prospect of a long-term future with us, as often candidates who join us on summer placements consider joining our Graduate Programmes after graduation.

We would love you to have some knowledge of:

  • Python or another programming language and basic data literacy
  • MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Visio, Project)
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills and a can-do attitude to new tasks
  • Ideally, you’ll already have, or be on track to achieve, a minimum 2:2 degree in a STEM or similarly focussed subject, or are able to demonstrate a passion for data or technology. Our opportunities are open to students who are entering the final year of their degree in September or those who have already graduated.
  • We'd love you to have some practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the energy or data sector, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team.
  • You'll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

What’s in it for you?

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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.

Next Steps 

All applications should be submitted online. The deadline to submit your application is 11pm on Sunday 2nd April.

EXTERNAL: 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.   

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.

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Job ID Number: 544749
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: April 2nd, 2023
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Starting Salary: £20,100 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 12 Weeks
  • Glasgow and Reading
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Information Technology

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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