SSEN apprentices complete scheme

Fourteen Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) apprentices have graduated after successfully completing SSE's Power Networks Craftsperson Apprenticeship.

SSEN apprentices complete scheme

The SSEN apprentices received their graduation certificates in front of an audience packed with family, colleagues and industry stakeholders.

The new graduates successfully proved their competence and knowledge by achieving the requirements of the new Apprenticeship Standard. 

They have all qualified in either Linesperson or Cable Jointing disciplines.

SSEN’s parent company, SSE, is one of the key leaders in the development of the Apprenticeship Standard and has worked closely with Energy & Utility Skills and other utility employers to develop a programme of learning.  Training over the three years was split into three categories, theoretical, technical and workplace-based competencies, with the latter a vital component to ensure that all of the classroom knowledge gained was ably followed up with a good grounding in the field.

Bev Keogh, SSEN’s director of business assurance said: “My team has worked closely with SSE’s Learning and Development team to ensure successful delivery of the Apprenticeship Standard. Today is not only a great day for all the apprentices who are embarking on a new career with SSEN, it also marks the culmination of a lot of hard work behind the scenes to ensure that we have been able to offer highest level of training at all times.

“With 50% of this sector’s workforce due to leave or retire by 2023, it is vital that we continue to attract new colleagues, and so I am delighted to welcome these 14 new graduates into the SSEN family and wish them all the best for a long and successful career.”

SSEN’s Suzanne Beavin, who graduated with distinction, was full of praise for the structure of the new course: “I’ve really enjoyed working with my colleagues and have learned so much over the past three years, not just on the technical “hands on” side of things, I also found the classroom sessions really interesting too. The apprenticeship has just been the start, I’m looking forward now to a long and interesting career within the industry.”


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