Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeships - SSE

  • Job Reference: SSE21890
  • Date Posted: 26 October 2020
  • Recruiter: SSE
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £10,000 to £15,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Thinking about life after school or perhaps a change in career?  Maybe you enjoy fixing things or prefer being outdoors and doing hands-on practical work?  Perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill?

Our Apprenticeship Programme offers you the chance to earn whilst you learn new skills and gain valuable work experience and qualifications.  Trainees on our Apprenticeship Programme are provided with the opportunity to achieve a Modern Apprenticeship qualification and a City & Guilds Technical Certificate (or SVQ in Scotland).  The programme can take up to 4 years to complete and is centred on work based learning and training linked directly to the job.

You will be supported throughout the programme by a mentor, our Apprentice Programme Manager, your SSE colleagues who you'll work with during your on the job training and also by the support you will receive from your college tutors.  The majority of our apprentices attend college on a block release arrangement for several weeks at any one time; this will mean you may have to live away from home for short periods of time but we will support you fully, during this time.

By the end of the programme you'll have an accreditation that will offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector.  Sustainability underpins everything we do so we believe in making the most of our most valuable assets - our people - and supporting them to be their best.  With a carefully designed development programme, you’ll have everything you need to progress your SSE career as far as you want to go.

What do I need?

We’re looking to recruit the best future talent for our sector – and we know that it’s not all about qualifications.  We’re more interested in your innate strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE.  You don't need any experience to apply, you just need to have an interest in the work we do at SSE, an appreciation of our core values, particularly safety and the desire to do well.  

Types of Apprenticeships on Offer:


You’ll be taught how to safely isolate various electrical systems of work and install various types of electrical containment. This could involve rewiring lights to dealing with a full electrical outage of power. The type of work involved means that you must be comfortable with working at height.

An Electrical Fitter is responsible for the maintenance, testing and repair of plant and equipment of the electricity network. You’ll learn how to safely install and maintain high voltage switchgear, transformers and control equipment.


Your work will range from installing boilers, pumps, isolating valves and radiators together with maintenance and remedial work. Within this role you’ll be taught how to cut, measure and install pipe work of various sizes with materials including steel, plastic and copper.