🚀 Internship

Operational Technology Engineering Policy Summer Placement - Corporate IT 2023

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £20.1k
Rolling basis


  • We have ambitious net zero targets, and our business is growing to help us achieve our strategy. We're looking for students 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.
  • Our Operational Technology Policy summer placements provides real hands-on experience through a 12-week placement in our Operational Technology Standards team. Throughout placement, you will have the support of a business mentor and manager, who will provide guidance and support to enable you to reach your full potential.
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Area of Responsibilities



  • You will work with the team to help carry out and document the technical approval process for new intelligent electronic devices that we will deploy on our distribution network, such as protection relays, remote terminal units and power quality recorders.
  • Our summer placement students work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, while also taking ownership of their role by working under their own direction to drive action forward. There will also be networking and presentation opportunities, specialist sessions and support from our graduates.
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  • We have opportunities for those studying Electrical Engineering. Our opportunities are open to students who are in their 4th year of their degree onwards or those who have already graduated.
  • 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 u
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Education requirements

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  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets
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