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ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and world leader in wind energy. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. We’re proud to say we produce 100% green electricity and are well on our way to our ultimate journey to Net Zero.

We're investing over £1.4 billion in the UK - every year - for the next 5 years. Working on cutting edge innovation projects, we’re creating a smarter, cleaner and more efficient network, as well as building and maintaining windfarms, as we work towards Net Zero.  And, with contributions of £40m to charitable causes during the last 5 years, we’re investing in our communities as well to create a better future, quicker, for everyone.

Why choose ScottishPower?

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us, and we need great people like you to help us succeed on our journey to Net Zero! During your time on the graduate programme, you’ll face new challenges and experience a diverse range of opportunities. You might be working in different areas of the business or focusing on your chosen specialism. Either way, you’ll be creating a network of colleagues and fellow graduates that’ll support your growth and development throughout your career. Your programme is tailored to you and your personal development and will include a combination of behavioural and technical modules and placements. Our programme is designed to bring out the best in you, helping you find the career path that’s right for you.

As a graduate trainee and part of ScottishPower, you’ll have a range of benefits as well as a varied and interesting career path, including:

  • Starting salary of £28,400

  • 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


What opportunities do we have on offer for you?


 Energy Networks Business Graduate - Cambuslang

Our Customer and Commercial Team are key to delivering the RIIO – T2 Business Plan, which outlines our goals to achieve a sustainable Net Zero future. The team supports the governance, control and delivery of all Commercial and Customer aspects of the Transmission business, and it will deliver innovative solutions to increase efficiency. And in 2022, we need a passionate graduate to join us on this exciting journey.

Right from the start, you’ll make real world contributions to our Net Zero ambition, driving the decarbonising of our network through a focus on financial control and continuous improvements across our commercial and customer areas. Our programme is shaped around building your knowledge and experience of our core business functions such as Finance and Control, Business Change, Project Management and Customer Service. You’ll get the all-round experience of a dynamic commercial organisation which will enable to you to excel in our global organisation. Our world is changing quickly, and we need the brightest and the best to drive our business through this electricity revolution into the decades to come.

We want to hear from you NOW if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Business Studies, Business with IT, Economics, Accountancy (Management), or similar.


 Renewables Commercial Graduate – Glasgow

Our Commercial functions play a vital role within the renewables industry; monitoring and influencing the Global Energy Market, conducting analysis to identify investment opportunities and ensuring adherence to energy policy. And with environmental changes and political updates ranging from evolutionary to radical, this is a dynamic environment engaged in a wide range of business activities that will accelerate our journey to Net Zero.

As a Commercial Graduate, you’ll support the SPR Investment Office, providing financial analysis of Onshore and Offshore Renewable investment opportunities. Presenting an economic business case to local and global executives, your report will allow the Final Investment Decision to be made on a proposed project. Or your analysis and due diligence might be used to make acquisition and divestment decisions, supporting the enhancement of our organic pipeline of projects, essential to our ambitious growth plans.

You’ll participate in the Capacity Market in the UK and Ireland, developing your understanding of the market rules, pre-qualifying sites and preparing for auctions. And of course, we want to maximise the competitiveness of our projects to secure a Route to Market, so you’ll need to get to know our competitors intimately. Using this knowledge, you’ll collate market intelligence and collaborate with multiple stakeholders to identify ways to financially optimise our projects in these extremely competitive markets. We’re committed to investing in a greener future and we’d love for you to join us.

We want to hear from you if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in a Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting degree or similar.

 Finance Graduate - Glasgow

With a diverse portfolio of businesses, we offer a wide range of careers for people with different skills, expertise, and ambitions. And we need Chartered Accountants to join our in-house Finance Team, where you’ll join a team who truly understand our business and who act as a valued and trusted advisor to our businesses. We provide sound accounting and financial advice, having a direct role in deciding what we do now and where we go next.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience across a diverse range of finance roles. With over 150 people in our team, you’ll be exposed to a wealth of knowledge, you’ll see new challenges and opportunities and you’ll create a network of great colleagues. It’s designed to bring out the best in you and to introduce you to how we structure, operate and manage the finances of a major innovative energy business. Former graduates and senior finance leaders run and mentor the scheme and all graduates are encouraged to contribute to improving and developing the programme.

You’ll receive full financial and educational support to help you attain your Chartered Accountant qualification.  We partner with both ICAS and CIMA to provide your professional training allowing you to attain a globally recognised professional qualification. This includes time off for the course, study leave and exams too. Your three-year programme is tailored to you and your personal development, helping you understand the career path that’s right for you and at the end of your programme we’ll help you find the right role for you.

We want to hear from you NOW if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Finance / Accounts / Economics / Maths / Business, or similar.


 IT Finance Graduate - Glasgow

In partnership with Global IT, our Corporate IT Team is responsible for delivering improved services and innovative technical solutions to the ScottishPower businesses. This is a dynamic, challenging and exciting environment and we want people who’re up for the challenge to join our team. Our IT department contains a broad range of critical functions, and our IT Office is one of the most diverse. We’re the glue that keeps the IT function running efficiently. And this year, we’re looking for graduates with a Business or Accounting background to drive our business forward as we strive to optimise our processes through increased efficiency and automation.

With digitalisation driving efficiencies and creating a focus on real value add activities, we’re constantly evolving our processes and the tools we use. As a Finance Graduate within our IT team you’ll become an expert stakeholder manager as you deliver multiple work streams, taking a leading role in providing day-to-day finance activities such as monthly financial reporting, forecasting business plans and investment analysis. But we also want you to use your IT experience and understanding of technology to create innovative solutions to introduce digital changes and increase the automation of our manual processes. We’re looking for someone who understands finance and IT and can drive our business forward through continuous process improvements. And working with customers locally and globally, as well as key stakeholders in our supply chain, you’ll implement these changes across all relevant processes to increase efficiency and enhance customer interactions.

And within our IT Team we’re big on development. We don’t just want to improve our processes; we want to develop our people too. If you want to become a Chartered Accountant, we’ll support you. If you want to take the lead on projects, we’ll make it happen. We’ll help you explore your strengths to find the career path that’s right for you.

We want to hear from you if you have, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in a Business and IT related degree or similar. If you also happen to speak a foreign language, even better.

Take action NOW and join us on our Net Zero journey.


 Procurement Graduate - Glasgow

With a diverse portfolio of businesses, we’re working on a variety of exciting projects, with many more in the pipeline. Working within our Procurement Department, you’ll play a key role in supporting our investment programme as we all transition to a greener future. Our investment plans are aimed at expanding our extensive renewable energy portfolio, developing an electricity network ready to support the green energy revolution and smart energy solutions that will help to build the future of energy supply for our 4.6 million households and businesses across the UK.

As a Procurement graduate, you’ll be responsible for running competitive tender processes to ensure that necessary goods and services are provided at optimal cost, enabling our businesses to operate efficiently. And you’ll need excellent communication and influencing skills to negotiate high value contract terms with our suppliers. We engage with a wide range of companies, and you’ll play a vital role in reinforcing our supply chain as we seek to collaborate with companies that consider sustainable development critical to facilitating a greener future.

Your two-year graduate programme will be tailored to help you to develop into a procurement professional with support given towards an industry recognised Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply qualification.

We want to hear from you NOW if youhave, or expect to achieve, an Honours Degree (or equivalent) at a minimum of 2:2 in Business, Economics, Law, or a related discipline.


Who are we looking for?

YOU! We want you. We want people with talent and ambition, a desire to learn, who embrace innovative ideas and challenge others to think differently. Above all, you must share our passion for excellence to deliver for our customers; and you must be excited to help us generate the change needed to deliver a better future, quicker. Because nothing matters more.




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