Power company seeks trainees in Argyll and Bute

Energy firm SSE has seen a fall in the number of trainee and apprentice applications from the Argyll and Bute area. (Pic - SSE)
Energy firm SSE has seen a fall in the number of trainee and apprentice applications from the Argyll and Bute area. (Pic - SSE)

Energy firm SSE is calling for Argyll and Bute residents to apply for its apprentice and trainee engineer programmes as the deadline for applications approaches.

The company, which incpororates five major UK elecrticiry brands including Scottish Hydro Electric, has seen a decrease in applications from the area this year, so is calling for motivated, enthusiastic individuals to apply for its industry leading trainee schemes before the deadlines pass on February 28 for the Trainee Engineers programme and March 3 for the Apprenticeship scheme.

Charlene Cotter, who is leading SSE’s recruitment drive, said: “We believe our people are our most important asset. We also believe in developing our employees to get the best from them, building up talent from within. Our trainee roles are a fantastic route into a highly skilled and varied career with us where successful recruits benefit from some of the best training and development in the industry.

“This year alone SSE will recruit an intake of 183 apprentices and trainee engineers across the UK, investing an average of £80,000 per apprentice so I would urge anyone who is interested in an exciting career in the energy industry to apply via our careers website.”

SSE trainees help maintain the 205,000 km of SSE’s power lines across its distribution and transmission networks and its power stations, wind farms and hydro projects as well as carrying out commercial or domestic electrical work.

SSE trainees will benefit from work experience across the business combined with academic training.