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Marine / Engineering Graduate Programme 2024

  • Job
    Starts on Sep 22
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Engineering
  • Aberdeen

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  • You must have a 2:2 BEng in Hydrographic Surveying, Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Nautical College, Subsea Engineering, Construction Management, or Naval Architecture. Practical work experience and a passion for the energy sector are essential.
  • You will support marine and engineering projects, providing expertise in safety, construction, installation, and surveying. You'll have the opportunity to contribute to sustainable energy solutions and work towards ambitious net zero targets.


  • You’ll have a minimum of a 2:2 BEng in one of the following disciplines; Hydrographic Surveying and Geotechnical, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nautical College, Subsea Engineering, Construction Management, or Naval Architecture.
  • We'd love you to have some practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the energy sector, as well as 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.


  • Our Transmission Marine and Engineering teams provide critical support to the development and delivery of the transmission link projects to connect each of Scotland’s major island groups - Shetland, Orkney, and the Western Isles, as well as “boot-strap” connections between North and South of UK mainland, such as the East Coast High-voltage direct current (HVDC) projects.
  • The Marine Function was established to provide marine operations and construction expertise to the business through the development of the necessary disciplines and centralising multidisciplinary technical expertise from different departments within SSEN Transmission and, in doing so, supporting and overseeing all marine-based activity across a wide portfolio of projects. Expertise within the Marine Function covers Safety, Construction, Installation Engineering, Marine Management, Survey (Geophysical and Geotechnical) and Consenting. We act as the marine subject matter experts across the Transmission business and are establishing ourselves as a competent offshore transmission operator within the Energy Sector.
  • Throughout the programme you will have the support of a business mentor and buddy, who will provide guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential.
  • We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We're looking for graduates 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.


What is the duration of the Marine / Engineering Graduate Programme 2024?

The programme can last between 12 months and 2 years, depending on the specialist pathway chosen.

What is the objective of the specialist pathway within the programme?

The objective of the specialist pathway is to provide experiences that lead to a permanent position within SSE, by working with experts in their discipline and gaining exposure to different disciplines within the Transmission business.

What kind of work will I be doing during the programme?

You will be working with experts in the Marine & Engineering disciplines, gaining practical experience and exposure to different aspects of the Transmission business within SSE.

Is there a possibility of securing a permanent position at SSE after completing the programme?

Yes, the objective of the programme is to provide experiences that lead to a permanent position within SSE for successful participants.

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Mission & Purpose

SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) is a leading energy company based in the UK. They operate across various sectors of the energy industry, including electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and supply. SSE's ultimate mission is to provide sustainable energy solutions that meet the needs of their customers while reducing environmental impact. Their purpose is to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy by investing in renewable energy sources, promoting energy efficiency, and delivering reliable and affordable energy services. SSE aims to contribute to the decarbonisation of the energy sector, support the development of clean technologies, and play a pivotal role in the shift towards a more sustainable and resilient energy future.


  • Holidays and flexible working

    No matter what level you’re at when you join us, you’ll enjoy 34 days of annual leave per year, including public holidays. You can buy up to 10 extra days every year if you choose to, giving you even more flexibility. We also support flexible working across our business, so you can work with your manager to find a routine that fits your individual life circumstances. And because we know things don’t always go to plan, we offer emergency day passes for those times when life throws you a curveball.

  • Money and financial planning

    To protect your financial future, we make a generous pension contribution on your behalf. You can also buy shares in SSE at a discounted rate, giving you the option to share in our success. Everyone gets free access to an award-winning third-party provider of financial education. Plus, you’ll enjoy a wide range of discounts in your favourite shops, and technology loans to help with any big digital purchases.

  • Health and wellbeing

    We genuinely care about each other at SSE and make our people’s wellbeing a priority. Our employee assistance programme offers free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our people can also access discounted private healthcare from Bupa. And because we know that SSE people care about the communities they serve, we offer everyone a paid day away from their usual job to volunteer as part of the SSE Volunteering Programme.

  • Travel and transport

    We all have a part to play in the journey to net zero. That’s why SSE provides benefits that make it easier for our employees to make positive travel choices. We offer an interest-free salary advance to cover public transport season tickets. We’re also a proud member of the Cycle to Work scheme.