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We published our half-year results for the year ending 30 September 2013 on 13 November, announcing a year-on-year drop in Group profits of 12% and an operating loss of £115m in our Energy Supply Business.You can view the presentation again by clicking the link below.
Following the announcement by the UK government that it is to consult on proposals to reduce the future costs associated with ECO and to facilitate other measures to reduce the cost of electricity and gas for customers, SSE can confirm that it will pass any resulting savings on to customers before the end of the current financial year.
26.0p interim dividend to be paid on 21 March 2014Dividend information page »
We own around 13,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity, distribute electricity to 3.5 million homes and workplaces and supply electricity, gas and other services to over 10 million customers.
In December 1998 we were formed with the merger of Scottish Hydro Electric and Southern Electric.
We supply electricity, gas and other energy services to some 9.5 million customers in the energy markets in Great Britain and Ireland, focusing on strong products, good service and value for money.
We supply electricity and gas to over 10 million homes and businesses throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
The 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of SSE plc was held at the Perth Concert Hall on the 25 of July.Full details of this event, and previous shareholder meetings, are available using the link below.
SSE's annual report for the financial year ending 31 March 2013.
Our first commitment is to ensure energy supplies are safe and reliable. But we also provide real, practical support which we hope will bring lasting benefit to communities in a number of ways.
Clyde has the largest wind farm Community Investment Fund in Scotland which is expected to be worth around £22million (£875,000 a year for the lifetime of the wind farm).
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We're one of the most diverse energy companies in the industry, with a range of different businesses serving different purposes. We have opportunities for you to join as an Apprentice in Power Station Operations, Gas Service and Gas Installation, Mechanical and Electrical Contracting, and our Power Systems business.Whichever Apprenticeship you choose, you'll have the opportunity to achieve a Modern Apprentice qualification, City & Guilds Technical Certificate and NVQ (or SVQ in Scotland) level 2 and 3. You will learn new skills that will help you build a successful career in the industry.Our preference is for candidates who are just starting out on an apprenticeship although there may be times when we choose someone who is part way through their qualifications to meet business needs.Most of our Apprenticeships take four years to complete. The majority of apprentices attend college on a block release arrangement which helps you progress more quickly and gives you valuable support. You may have to live away from home for short periods but you’ll quickly find your feet and make some great friends.In order to be considered for an Apprenticeship you must have a minimum of four GCSEs or Standard Grades, (at C/3 or above), including Maths, English and a Science or Craft subject.
In our annual engagement survey our staff voted us as a great place to work and we hope if you join us that you’ll agree. We believe the family atmosphere in SSE is due to the happy and motivated people who work with us who share our values. As safety is always top of our agenda we’re keen to find people who are safety conscious and act as “their brother’s keeper”. We also strive for excellence and to be the best at everything we do so we’ll encourage you to be imaginative, share your good ideas and work to a high standard. We support and value great teamwork so we ask that you’re reliable, dependable and enthusiastic and enjoy working with others in an open and honest way. As an Apprentice you’re the future of SSE. Bring your energy to make sure that future is a bright one!
You’ll have the chance to choose where you would prefer to be based and it’s important you’re able to arrive at your chosen depot/office on time each day. Our core hours range from 08:00 to 17:00 daily but these may vary depending on the project you’re working on or if you’re at college. If you are required to travel to a work location out with that you are based, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the company.
Our aim is to have the right people in the right place at the right time so our recruitment process is designed to select the best people for the roles, and to identify those who are most likely to complete their apprenticeship successfully. Our Apprenticeships are very popular, with around 5,000 applicants each year, so you can help us by putting as much thought and relevant information into your application as you can. Like Helen, aim high so that you stand out from the crowd. We’ll use this information to decide if you’ll be invited to participate in our selection process. This will involve assessments and practical tests to determine if you have the appropriate skills and abilities to be an apprentice. Due to the large number of candidates sitting assessments, we may hold assessment centres regionally. You might have to travel to participate but our team will be on hand to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Our Apprenticeships are available at a number of different locations across the UK and, if you’re successful as a result of the assessments, you’ll be invited for interview with managers working in the relevant business area. Wherever possible, we try to arrange interviews at an office or site local to where you’ll be working. This will be your opportunity to shine and we hope you’ll do well.
As industry leaders, we know how important our people are. They're our greatest asset, particularly our apprentices – join one of our programmes and you'll have the chance to play an exciting part in our future. In return, we offer an excellent benefits package including pension, share save and share incentive schemes, a generous holiday allowance (with an option to purchase additional leave), discounted energy, phone and broadband, as well as the chance to participate in an online programme offering you and your family discounts with up to 1,200 different retailers.
Register interest for 2014 We are hoping to launch our official Apprenticeship recruitment campaign in January - once specific locations have been confirmed. In the meantime, you can register your interest now and we will contact you when we are starting to look for candidates in your area.
This three year programme consists of both academic study and work-based experience and is designed to provide suitably qualified and trained engineers for our Distribution, Transmission and Generation businesses.You’ll have a unique opportunity to study for a Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering or Electrical Power Generation. The academic part of the programme, totalling 26 weeks, is spread over the first 2 years and is delivered in 2-3 week blocks by our partner institute, Aston University in Birmingham. As well as studying core subjects, such as Engineering Science and Mathematics, you will also undertake an industrial project in your second year. When not studying for your Foundation Degree, you’ll spend the balance of your time on placements in our depots, power stations and control rooms, working alongside experienced SSE craftsmen and engineers. By the time you reach the third year of the programme you will be given increasing responsibility managing small jobs, including technical aspects, safety management and the supervision of craftsmen or contractors. On successful completion of the programme, you’re likely to be appointed to an engineering post in one of our business areas, where your full potential will continue to be developed.
In our annual engagement survey our staff voted us as a great place to work and we hope if you join us that you’ll agree. We believe the family atmosphere in SSE is due to the happy and motivated people who work with us who share our values. As safety is always top of our agenda we’re keen to find people who are safety conscious and act as “their brother’s keeper”. We also strive for excellence and to be the best at everything we do so we’ll encourage you to be imaginative, share your good ideas and work to a high standard. You should be well organised and self driven with the motivation to complete your Foundation Degree successfully. You should also have excellent interpersonal skills as you’ll be working alongside others and there will be times when you could be in the ‘driving seat’.
You will be able to select your preferred location when you start to complete your application. Sometimes this location may be outside a city/town centre and you will need to ensure you have access to private or public transport to arrive at your workplace on time each day.
Our aim is to have the right people in the right place at the right time so our recruitment process is designed to select the best people for the roles, and to identify those who are most likely to complete the programme successfully. Positions for Trainee Engineers are only available at a selection of our sites and candidates will enhance their chance of success if they’re prepared to relocate should the necessity arise. Due to the large numbers of candidates sitting assessments we may hold assessment centres regionally. You might have to travel to participate but our team will be on hand to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. If you’re successful in our assessments, you’ll be invited for interview with managers working in the appropriate business area. Wherever possible we try to arrange interviews at an office or site local to where you’ll be working. This will be your opportunity to shine and we hope you’ll do well. In order to be considered for a place on our Trainee Engineer programme, you should have, or be on target to achieve, Maths and Physics at A2 Level (A-C) or SQA Higher (A-B), as well as English at GCSE (A -C) or SCE Standard Grade (1-3). Alternatively, you may already be experienced within a technical role, and hold a minimum of HNC or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline. If successful, it’s not essential that you can drive straight away but, due to the level of mobility in the role, you will need a full UK driving licence by the end of your second year.
As industry leaders, we know how important our people are. They're our greatest asset, In return, we offer an excellent package including pension scheme, share save and share incentive schemes, a generous holiday allowance (with an option to purchase additional leave), discounted energy, phone and broadband, as well as a host of other benefits.
Register interest for our 2014 Trainee Engineer programme We are hoping to launch our recruitment campaign for our next Trainee Engineer programme in January - once the different locations taking part are confirmed. In the meantime, you can register your interest now and we will contact you when we are starting to look for candidates in your area.Accreditations You’ll work towards a Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering (FD). This is normally achieved after 2 years of study and can be upgraded to a BEng with Honours by studying additional modules (currently at your own expense). The Aston Foundation Degree is accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) as an academic entry point to achieving Incorporated Engineer status (IEng) after 4-6 years work experience. As a Trainee Engineer, you will also attend SSE in-house courses which may lead to operational authorisations including LV and HV Switching or (Senor Authorised Person) SAP status.
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