Degree Aprentice at SSE

Start Date:
South West
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
£1,200 monthly
Review Date:
January 2018

Review Score

8.6 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


In my new job role i am understadning the area of buying and selling electricity and learning to code in different languages. This new job role has enabed me to get back into coding and start back up my love for it whith the new members in my team.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have developed new skills with programming and understanding in the porgrammes that we use in my team. Thus making me more aware and helpful if people might be stuck with something as we have had a few new members that have recently joined the team.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I love the company and how its there to help you with anything that might be troubling you. The team i work with and new friends that i have made has helped me to have so much fun working and going to universtiy and making my time here memorable so far.

4. How valued do you feel by SSE?


I feel very valued by SSE in how they are helping me with my future and preparing themselves to build the future now. I have been respected and praised for my hard work from my manager and colleagues for doing my own little project whihc helps people in the business.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is very well organised as this can be shown from the induction weeks and how well the structure is for our rotations around the business.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Enough support as we need from our tutors so if we are stuck with anything we can ask questions and solve any issues that we have.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Enough support as we need but from a personal pont of view i feel that its hard to go up and ask for that support as a confidence issue but we have mentors and our managers to talk to if we really need to.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


This mostly goes towards my lving costs in halls and traveling to and from work. I had to move down here so living in halls was an easy option for me to choose as i had a limited time to turn things around.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes we do charity days and trips to see the business in different environments and what they do to ensure everything is running smoothly to help the business.

9. Would you recommend SSE to a friend?


9b. Why?

Its a lovely place to work and sets you up for a great future.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to SSE?

To not be overwhelmed by this massive change and put yourself forward to do things you havent done before. Try somehting new and give 100% to everything you do.

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