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Business Management Graduate / Degree Apprentice - Energy Networks

Duration - 4 Years

Location - Glasgow or Prenton / Hybrid Working

Applications - Up to 10th March 2024

Start Date - 26th August 2024

Salary & Benefits

Year 1 -
£20,000   |   Year 2 - £26,250   |   Year 3 - £32,500   |   Year 4 - £34,125

Plus a competitive pension and a range of flexible benefits.

Minimum Criteria
Four Highers at a minimum of B, including Maths and English
Driving Licence (or working towards it)

BSc in Business Management @ University of Strathclyde
Prenton – Training provider to be confirmed

Graduates 2021

Where you’ll be working

Our energy landscape is going through a time of profound change. A challenge touching every part of our society, we need to eradicate carbon emissions to halt the effects of climate change. We need to change how we live our lives and replace the use of fossil fuels for transport and heat.

Electricity will be at the heart of the solution, through electric vehicles and heat pumps. And with more renewables generation and other technologies connected to the electricity grid than ever before, it’s our role to make sure we create a more efficient, cleaner, greener network to accommodate this increase in demand.

Within SP Energy Networks, we are focusing on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. With distribution networks designed for predictable, stable demand, it’s vital we upgrade our network to create the flexibility required to cope with the extensive changes to electricity demand, generation and consumer behaviour. Through technology and innovation, we will enable a consumer-led revolution in the use and operation of our system. It will undergo the biggest changes to its design and operation for over half a century and you can be part of it.

We know people are central to building a better future, quicker, and we need talented, hardworking and flexible people to join us.

You’ll find more information about SP Energy Networks, including details of our current projects, on our website

What you’ll be doing

As a Business Graduate at SP Energy Networks, you’ll have the unique opportunity to gain invaluable and varied experience as you will be exposed to different departments and functions, allowing you to gain a comprehensive understanding of how our business operates.  This will include rotations across different departments, project assignments, leadership development, networking opportunities and exposure to senior leaders.

Rotations: you will rotate through different departments and functions within our organisation. From the revenue reporting team to the business assurance and risk team, regulatory strategy team, price control negotiating team, energy income team and regulatory reporting, you'll experience a wide range of areas within our business. This will give you a well-rounded understanding of how these different functions work together.

Project Assignments: these can include work on specific projects or initiatives within your department or across different departments.  These projects can involve conducting market research, analysing data, developing business strategies or implementing process improvements.

Networking and Relationship Building: you will have opportunities to network with colleagues, senior management, stakeholders and professionals from other organisations. Building relationships and expanding your professional network will be valuable for future career growth and opportunities within SP Energy Networks.

Leadership Development: the programme will include workshops, training sessions and mentorship opportunities. These activities aim to enhance your leadership skills, communication abilities and problem-solving capabilities.

On this programme you will have the opportunity for hybrid working with your time split between home, site and office, depending on the projects that you are supporting.  In addition, travel to different offices and sites within your business may be required a few times each month.

What’s in it for you

Our four-year programme brings learning and earning together. Not only will you study towards a nationally recognised qualification, but you’ll also earn a competitive salary, develop new skills and gain invaluable knowledge and experience. Throughout your course, you’ll see how your studies relate to significant project milestones, building the foundations of your career. With excellent training opportunities, varied career paths and secure employment, this programme will kick-start your career in an enduring industry.

As a Business Management Graduate Apprentice, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Starting salary of £20,000
  • A generous pension scheme where we’ll double match your contributions up to 10%
  • A broad range of flexible benefits including share incentive plans, employee discounts, charity-matched funding and many, many more.
  • On completion of your programme, you’ll continue your development within the business with a starting salary of £39,240

What you’ll bring

You’ll do a BSc Business Management at Strathclyde University and will work in our Glasgow office. You’ll need four Highers at a minimum of B, including Maths  and English. You also need to have a driving licence (or be working towards it) as you’ll need to get to different sites both during and after your training period.

Training provider for Prenton is TBC.




Closing date: 10th March 2024*

*We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible as we reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

What happens next

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link to submit your online application. If you need support with your application or would like to discuss any adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact If you would prefer a call to discuss adjustments let us know by email and we can arrange a call at a time that suits you.

SP Energy Networks welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities. To join the Apprentice Programme, you will need to be able to evidence that you hold a valid right to work in the UK for the duration of your apprenticeship programme which will commence in August 2024.

At SP Energy Networks we value diversity and inclusivity. We are committed to creating a workplace that welcomes and respects individuals from all backgrounds. We work hard to ensure our recruitment process is fair, transparent, and unbiased, providing equal opportunities for all candidates. It’s our belief that diverse perspectives lead to innovation and better decision-making, so we foster a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone's voice is heard and valued. Join us as we strive to create a more inclusive and equitable future.