Last call for SSE apprenticeships

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There’s still time to apply for SSE’s Modern Apprenticeship programme with seven positions available at its Peterhead site – but the closing date for applications is fast approaching.

The positions are available within the company’s contracting and generation divisions with electrical and mechanical apprenticeships as well as power station operations apprenticeships up for grabs.

Successful applicants will not only study for an industry-recognised qualification but they’ll also be getting hands on experience working for one of the largest energy companies in the UK.

Technical training manager at SSE, Gary Hamilton, said: “It’s not too late to apply. I encourage anyone who meets the criteria and is looking to get their first foot on the career ladder to send in their application before the March 17 deadline.

“SSE apprenticeships can really open the doors to a challenging and rewarding career. Successful applicants will combine employment with study as well as earn an annual salary throughout their apprenticeship.”

Apprentices could find themselves operating the company’s wind farms or power stations or working on large industrial and commercial projects.

Interested individuals must have, or expect to achieve 5 Standard Grade passes 3 or above including English, Maths and a Science or Craft subject. Candidates’ hobbies and interests should demonstrate a passion relating to the energy industry and live within reasonable commuting distance to the Peterhead site.

If successful, candidates spend between three and four years training, combining employment with formal study and will expect to receive a salary of around £9000 per annum.

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