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Perth, Scotland
10000+ employees
1998
Company - Public (SSE.L)
Energy
£10+ billion (GBP) per year
Competitors

Unknown

SSE Reviews

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SSE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Opportunities to progress within the company
    - Take safety very seriously
    - Willing to develop you by means of internal and external training
    - Adapts to changes
    - Competitive Salary
    - Agile working, alowing you to work from home up to two days a week if required.
    - Knowledge is shared openly amongst teams

    Cons

    - Not risk diverse enough compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into the assistant engineer programmes as this will create engineers with SSEs created culture and values instead of having to bring contractors in which in turn means the knowledge stays in house.

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SSE Photos

SSE photo of: Scottish & Southern Energy Depot, Malwood (Photo thanks to Geograph user Peter Facey, Some Rights Reserved)
SSE photo of: Offices of Scottish Southern Energy, Vastern Road (Photo thanks to Geograph user Roger Templeman, Some Rights Reserved)
SSE photo of: Scottish & Southern Slough Power Station (Photo thanks to Geograph user Chris Allen, Some Rights Reserved)
SSE photo of: Costa Machine
SSE photo of: Floor 1 Lift
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SSE Interviews

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    Interview

    Applied online for the distribution graduate scheme, completed video interview and was offered a place at an assessment centre in Thatcham on the 27th November 2019. On the 24th November 2019 I was called by the recruitment team to cancel the assessment centre as they did not have enough candidates, which would make the group task infeasible. I was reassured that another date will be agreed for mid to late January 2020. I then received an email at the end of January saying:

    "Thank you for applying to join the SSE Graduate Programme.

    We regret to advise you that a decision has been taken by the business not to progress with the recruitment of this post and the vacancy has now been cancelled.

    We apologise for any disappointment this may cause and want to thank you for the time and effort you put into the recruitment process.

    We hope that you will apply to SSE in the future. Any new opportunities will be posted on our careers site (www.sse.com/careers)."

    Firstly, how can a large company like SSE not have enough candidates? I know many people who applied the same time as me and were not offered a place at the assessment centre. Secondly, a graduate scheme is done year after year thus, how hard can it be to arrange the same thing at the same time every year? To top it off, they have apparently cancelled the vacancy as a whole which leaves me to believe they are some sort of sick joke.

    Interview Questions

    • Why not apply for a more organised company with a functional recruitment process?   1 Answer
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