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About us

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

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.

About the role

Duration: 12 weeks commencing June 2024

Location: Glasgow, London Reading 

Salary: £23,422 / circa 28,000 euros (pro rata)

Our Solar and Battery Commercial Summer Placement provides real hands-on experience through a 12 week placement. Throughout the placement, you will have the support of a business mentor and manager, who will provide guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential.  You will have the opportunity to be part of the team who are the leaders in investment analysis and management for renewable energy assets. In this role you will gain experience in financial and commercial analysis, helping to facilitate optimal solar and battery investment decisions.

What do I need?

We have opportunities for those studying degrees inclusive of; Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Data Science, or Maths. Our opportunities are open to undergraduate students who have completed at least the 2nd year of their degree at an English university or 3rd year of their degree at a Scottish University 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 sector, as well as a knowledge of the energy industry and 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 and should have a genuine interest in SSE and the prospect of a long-term future with us.

About our business 

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland. With a portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro, our strategy is to drive the transition to a net zero world through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets.

We’re aiming to treble our renewable energy output from 2019 levels to 30TWh by 2030, making a significant contribution to decarbonising the power sector and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

We own nearly 2GW of operational onshore wind capacity with over 1GW under development. Our 1,459MW hydro portfolio includes 300MW of pumped storage and 750MW of flexible hydro. Our operational offshore wind portfolio consists of 579MW across three offshore sites in UK waters, two of which we operate on behalf of our joint venture partners.

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, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

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. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next steps 

All applications should be submitted online.

If you would like to discuss any adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact graduates@sse.com by email or you are very welcome to request a call if you would prefer to discuss on the phone.

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.   

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