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Apprenticeship Opportunities – Site Construction Graduate – Transmission, SSE

Locations: Wick and Dounreay
Part Time, 33 Hours Per Week, 4 year duration
Salary: £21,000 per year
Gain SCQF Level 10 – Honours Degree

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

SSE is now recruiting for Site Construction Graduate apprentices.

Job Overview

Our Graduate Apprenticeship, Site Construction Management programme lasts for four years and combines part-time attendance at University in finishing with a BSc (Hons) in Construction and the Built Environment and work-based experience.

Delivery is likely to be a hybrid approach of both virtual and on-campus delivery with one day per week commitment to study required.

This programme will develop your knowledge and experience to become a Site Manager. Whilst on the programme you will organise work on our project sites, making sure all tasks are completed safely, on time and within budget. Liaise with contractors, surveyors, and builders to ensure a project is on track and there are enough staff, machinery, and materials to complete the job.

What will I learn?

You will gain real hands-on experience, build an invaluable network, and develop a unique set of skills which will shape your career. Due to our size and diversity, we can offer you a structured yet challenging development programme where you’ll have the support of the Learning and Development team and a business mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential.

You will be assigned a Site Construction Manager (SCM) that will help manage your day-to-day activities on site, ensuring that you get the breadth of knowledge and experience to help you complete your training.

The programme will support your career development into a Site Construction Manager position taking responsibility for your own site. SSEN Transmission projects typically appoint a full-time site representative or Site Construction Manager onto each major site.

They play a pivotal role in the team and act as a full-time on-site link between our contractors and the rest of the SSEN Transmission project team including the project manager. They also play an integral link with our operations team.

Projects are typically construction of new, or modification to existing transmission voltage (132kV and above) assets including substations, overhead lines, and underground cables. This can include major civil works and buildings.

What qualifications or qualities are required?

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

  • Highly organised and self-driven with the ability to manage your time well.
  • Flexible in your approach to work to maximise your chances of success, and you should be happy working alone or as part of a team.
  • Comfortable to spend some time living away from home whilst attending University or on placements across SSE.

For entrance onto the educational aspect of our programme it’s important that you have, or expect to achieve the below qualifications prior to starting the programme in September 2023.

  • 4 Scottish Highers at grade BBCC or above, OR 3 A levels at grade C or above (must include English), PLUS
  • You must have National 5 or GSCE in Maths or a Science subject at grade C or above

We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including Foundation Apprenticeships (SCQF Level 6), SVQs/NVQs, HNCs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For those applicants who do not meet our Standard Course Entry Requirements, applications may be considered from those who have relevant work experience and experience working at supervisory level or higher and where the applicant has demonstrated the development of key skills evidenced through a detailed CV.

Experience equivalency candidates will also be requested to attend an interview with the University to assess ability to complete the course.

To apply, visit HERE.

Closing date: Apr 9 2023 at 23:55 BST