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Our company in a nutshell

About Us:

At SSE, our job is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. We're involved in producing, distributing and supplying electricity and gas and we provide other energy-related services as well. SSE is the only company listed on the London Stock Exchange involved in such a wide range of energy businesses.

34th largest company in the FTSE 100*

£14.3bn market capitalisation*

Around 20,000 employees

UK's broadest-based energy company

- Electricity generation, transmission, distribution, supply and services

- Gas production, storage, distribution, supply and services

Ireland's fastest-growing energy company

- Electricity generation

- Electricity and gas supply

- Street lighting maintenance

Delivered a real dividend increase every year since 1999

* As at 11 September 2015

What we do:

SSE is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity, in the production, storage, distribution and supply of gas and in other energy services.

Sustainability and corporate responsibility:

SSE has a responsibility to customers, employees, communities and shareholders to ensure it meets its core purpose in a sustainable way.

One of the UK's largest Living Wage employers.

First FTSE100 Company to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark.

UK's largest generator of renewable electricity.

'A' rating from CDP's Global Climate Performance Leadership Index for our approach to managing climate change impacts.

Contributed £8.8bn to the UK economy in 2014/15.

Support upcoming athletes through our NextGenprogramme and title sponsor of the Women's FA Cup.

SSE has an essential purpose at its core - providing the energy people and businesses need. We have a responsibility to our customers, employees, communities and shareholders to ensure this need is a met in a sustainable way, both now and for the long term.

The determination to act in a sustainable way is embedded throughout all of SSE's different business operations. For us it is simply about being responsible in all that we do. Doing what is expected and going beyond this whenever we can... and making a positive difference to people's lives as a result.

Our values:

Our core values focus explicitly on achieving sustainable growth.


Safety - We believe all accidents are preventable, so we do everything safely and responsibly or not at all.

Service - We put the current and future needs of customers at the heart of everything we do.

Efficiency - We keep things simple, do the work that adds value and avoid wasting money, materials, energy or time.

Sustainability - Our decisions and actions are ethical, responsible and balanced, helping to achieve environmental, social and economic wellbeing for current and future generations.

Excellence - We strive to get better, smarter and more innovative and be the best in everything we do.

Teamwork - We support and value our colleagues and enjoy working together as a team in an open and honest way.

Career Opportunities & Training:

We're committed to providing you with appropriate training to enable you to carry out your duties effectively, and to allow you to develop within the company.

As we continue to grow and develop our business it's vital we have the right development opportunities in place to help our staff prepare for and tackle the challenges ahead. Our philosophy is to grow and promote 80% of our managers and leaders from within the business.

Our development programmes and courses have been carefully designed to help us do this. Similarly, our popular eLearning centre is your gateway to online learning. Courses are fun, interactive and you'll get immediate feedback on your progress.


People are our greatest asset. You've worked with us to make us successful so we would like you to share in our success.

As well as discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband, you can make regular savings with our Share Incentive Plan and Share Save schemes.