Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
SSE employs veterans, reservists and members of military families in a wide variety of roles from operating renewable assets such as wind-farms and hydro plants to maintaining the flexible electricity grids to transport clean energy.
We have committed to a package of support for serving and ex-forces personnel, military spouses and other family members. It includes additional leave for training, support for those with family away on service and recruitment efforts to support ex-servicemen and women considering a career in energy.
Our association with the Armed Forces can be traced back to the pioneers of our hydro projects, the Tunnel Tigers, many of whom were former members of the services themselves. We recognise the value servicemen and women have because many come ready equipped with the skills we’re looking to recruit in the energy industry.
SSE is a UK-listed energy company with operations and investments across the UK and Ireland. Our vision is to be a leading energy provider in a low-carbon world – building a better world of energy for the future.
We take a strategic approach to creating an inclusive workforce and encourage diversity by supporting a variety of working styles and options. Our culture encourages everyone to be themselves – no matter what their background is. And no matter what, safety is at the heart of everything we do and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.
We have a wide range of employee benefits, including “Working Differently”, which is our commitment to ensuring our people feel supported and motivated and have a better work life balance to help them achieve their goals, both in the workplace and beyond. We know that offering people a more flexible way of working can help them become more engaged, productive, motivated and happier at work. We see that as a win-win for both us and our people.