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Apprenticeship Opportunity – Distribution Craft, SSE


  • Location: Brora
  • Salary: £11,500 per year
  • Full Time, 37 hours per week, 3-4 years
  • Perth College
  • Gain SCQF Level 6

Applications are now closed. For further information, please contact the organisers directly.

SSE are now looking to recruit Distribution Craft apprentices.

Job Overview

We have several apprenticeship opportunities across our Distribution business, which include Fitter, Jointer, Linesperson and Multi Skilled positions. These are field based roles, which means you will be required to travel and work outside in all weathers at all times of day and night as you will be an integral part of the team who ensure electricity supplies are maintained for our customers.  

What will I learn?

The Linesperson is part of a highly skilled team that works at height on the overhead network. You will use your newly acquired knowledge and practical skills to build and maintain the overhead network as well as responding to supply emergencies, ensuring continuity of supply to our customers. You will learn how to problem solve, identify faults and carry out necessary corrective actions to restore supplies.

The Jointer carries out work on our underground electricity network, this could be damage or fault to the cable or planned work such as supply upgrades or laying the cable to a new house.

The Fitter has an exciting and extremely varied role, which may include inspecting and maintaining the low voltage electricity network in your local street or making a repair to an extra high voltage substation which could be providing the supply to a whole town. You will be gaining invaluable mechanical reasoning and problem solving skills and using your hand skills to practically restore the Network.

The Multi Skilled (Scotland only) is completed over a 4 year programme and combined both the Jointer and Lines role in our more remotes locations.

The programme can take 3 to 4 years depending on your programme and is centred on work-based learning, training linked directly to the job and academic study at College. By the end of the programme you’ll have gained valuable on-the job experience, learned new skills and gained an industry recognised qualification, enabling you to have the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector and contributing to the delivery of NETZERO.

Our apprentices attend college and our internal training school on a block release arrangement. This can be for several weeks at a time, and you should be prepared to live away from home for short periods. During this time you will be fully supported and travel and accommodation will be organised on your behalf.

What qualifications or qualities are required?

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.

To be considered for this role, we would love you to: 

  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to use your initiative, be resilient to the continual changes within our sector and always focussed on delivering great results. 
  • You’ll have a thirst for knowledge and be able to pick up new skills quickly, working with others to achieve common goals and adjusting your behaviour to reflect the diversity of our workforce and customer base.
  • Naturally, you’ll have a focus on safety and will adhere to our company motto “if it’s not safe, we don’t do it.”
  • If you are applying to be a Linesperson you will need to be able to demonstrate that you are comfortable and able to work at height.
  • All of these roles will require you to work outside in all weather conditions, demonstrating a hands on approach to keep the lights on for our customers.

To apply, visit HERE.

Closing date: Apr 9 2023 at 23:55 BST