On the road promoting careers in Moray

Oscar Baird and Sam Barnes at the Moray Jobs and You event

Oscar Baird and Sam Barnes from SSEN at the Moray Jobs and You event at Moray College UHI

Employees from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) attended ‘Moray Jobs and You’ career event at Moray College (University of the Highlands and Islands) to promote apprenticeship and trainee engineer opportunities to the local community.

SSEN joined representatives from Job Centre Plus, Moray College UHI, Skills Development Scotland and Moray Chamber of Commerce alongside a number of local employers across a range of sectors who were on hand to discuss available job opportunities.

Oscar Baird, Trainee Engineer, Sam Barnes, Apprentice Jointer/Linesman and Shona Horn, Customer Relationship Manager from SSEN’s Elgin depot attended the event to talk about careers in engineering and the opportunities the network operator can provide for prospective candidates in the area.

Oscar Baird is now in his final year of his traineeship and is thoroughly enjoying the experience: “I chose a traineeship with SSEN when I came straight out of school and found the trainee programme. I was looking to go to University anyway so I thought to get paid while doing so was ideal for me.

“I’d definitely recommend an apprenticeship or traineeship with SSEN, purely because you learn technical skills and have a good technical knowledge after obtaining your degree and then you get a job at the end which is the ideal end goal.”

For more information on the Engineering Craft Apprenticeship and Trainee Engineer programmes and to register your interest for the next intake, please visit ssen.co.uk/careers.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.7 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland. We own one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. Our first priority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities we serve in Scotland and England.

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