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ScottishPower Overview

Glasgow, Scotland
5001 to 10000 employees
1998
Company - Private
Energy
Unknown / Non-Applicable
ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, a global energy company and world leader in wind energy. We operate in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, energy management and supply of gas and electricity in the UK.

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Company Updates

  • ScottishPower Renewables has announced Grove Wood, Friston, as the most appropriate location for development of the onshore substations required for its East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North offshore windfarms.

    Substation site selected following additional stage of consultation

    ScottishPower Renewables has announced Grove Wood, Friston, as the most appropriate location for development of the onshore substations required for its East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North offshore windfarms. The decision comes following an additional consultation period for the projects (Phase 3.5), which, in parallel to the proposals for the Grove Wood, Friston, site, explored the opportunity to consider an alternative site at Broom Covert, Sizewell.

  • SP Energy Networks has invested in new technology as part of its Transmission Emergency Response System, which would see people’s electricity restored in a matter of days compared to months if a tower was to go down.

    SP Energy Networks invests in innovative 'Pop-Up Pylon' technology for the winter months

    Nine "pop-up" pylons have been purchased by SP Energy Networks to ensure the quick restoration of power should a transmission tower be damaged. The network operator has invested £0.8m in the new technology as part of its Transmission Emergency Response System, which would see people's electricity restored in a matter of days compared to months if a tower was to go down.

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ScottishPower – Why Work For Us?


ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, a global energy company and world leader in wind energy. We operate in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, energy management and supply of gas and electricity in the UK.

We are committed to leading the development of clean and competitive electricity, modernising electricity networks to improve quality of service and increase customer choice through digital enhancements.

ScottishPower will invest over £1.4bn here in the UK every year for the next five years. As well as investing in the future energy infrastructure of the UK, ScottishPower is creating thousands of jobs through our Distribution and Renewables businesses as well as creating hundreds of apprenticeship and graduate positions. 

ScottishPower operates in the United Kingdom through the following business companies: Scottish Power Generation Holdings Ltd (SPGHL), Scottish Power Energy Networks Holdings Ltd (SPENHL) and ScottishPower Renewable Energy Ltd (SPREL); and accordingly, together with the Board of Directors of Scottish Power Limited, which has principal responsibility for the formulation and implementation of ScottishPower Strategy. These head of business subholding companies have their own boards of directors who hold decision-making responsibility for operational business management, ensuring appropriate business separation safeguards are observed.

At ScottishPower, people matter. We recognise that at the heart of all business visions and activities are the people whose individual efforts and performance make it happen; our employees.

Attracting, developing and retaining the right people is critical and our employees make a real difference in determining how successfully we operate as an organisation. We encourage our people to be proud of where they work, to share their ideas and to own their careers at ScottishPower.

We endeavour to treat everyone fairly and are committed to promoting a culture where individuality is celebrated. We understand that being a diverse organisation goes beyond having legally compliant policies and practices; it includes a focus on creating an innovative, integrated organisation where people feel valued, inspiring them to perform at their best.


In order to succeed in our goal of being a leading diverse energy company, it is important that we are able to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent at all levels in the organisation. 

ScottishPower is committed to driving gender diversity in the energy sector;by encouraging women into leadership roles and engineering careers, we don’t only increase a diverse and inclusive workforce but take active steps to address the deepening skills shortage in the sector.

Development activities we are involved with include:

Powerful Women

ScottishPower has pledged its support to POWERful Women in advancing the professional growth and leadership development of women in the UK’s energy sector. Following a launch event of a new report by PWC in association with POWERful Women, Hamish Watson, ScottishPower’s UK HR Director, commented that ‘’We’re delighted that POWERful Women can help us learn about what has succeeded elsewhere and draw on best practice and practical lessons from others.”

Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

ScottishPower are proud to be a Corporate Partner of the Women’s Engineering Society to help with the important work that they do in supporting women engineers and encouraging girls to see engineering as a career option.

A rewarding future in more ways than one

Join the ScottishPower team and you won’t just be helping make a world of difference, you’ll be creating a bright future for yourself too. The benefits and rewards of a ScottishPower career include:

  • Both a pension plan and a share incentive plan
  • family-friendly approach that in itself takes into account:
    • Flexible working patterns
    • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
    • Provisions of Childcare Vouchers
    • Enhanced annual leave
    • Caring and development breaks
  • Access to a wide range of benefit options, including: Health Plans, Cycle to Work, travel season ticket loans and Holiday Purchase to name a couple, allowing you to tailor your benefit selections to your own circumstances 
  • Training and development

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ScottishPower Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at ScottishPower (Glasgow, Scotland) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Competency based interview. A number of questions on knowledge of Iberdrola and the UK Energy market. Usual competency questions: Explain a time when: you took control of a situation; when you worked with others; when you were put in a difficult situation; when you had to convince someone else of your ideas.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain why Scottish Power would choose to turn a power station on or off   Answer Question
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