Apprenticeship information

for parents

If you’re a parent, guardian, influencer or primary caregiver in a young person’s life, you may be helping them consider their first steps in to employment. An Apprenticeship or Trainee Engineering programme could be their fast track to career progression.

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of FAQs but, in short, an apprenticeship at SSE provides a salary, excellent employee benefits, industry-leading training and the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst benefiting from valuable work experience. The programme can take up to four years to complete and is centred on work-based learning. SSE invest in the region of £80,000 in the training and development of each apprentice and 92% of our apprentices remain in employment.

Tips for preparing

Making the move from education to the world of work is a big step and you’ll no doubt be wondering how you help your child navigate this transition.

  • Encourage your child to check the privacy settings on their social media and ensure that anything that’s public is appropriate for an employer to view.
  • Practically, they’ll need a bank account, their National Insurance number and an email address that is suitable for work.
  • It may well be your child’s first experience of an interview. If you’re helping them to prepare, our interview tips might come in handy.

The most important thing to know if your child is considering a career with SSE, is that the safety of all our employees is paramount – if it’s not safe we don’t do it.