Company overview

ScottishPower operates across electricity generation and distribution.

Our SP Energy Networks business distributes electricity on behalf of supply companies to over 3.5 million homes in the south of Scotland, Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire and North Wales through a network of cables and power lines we own and maintain.

Generation is the name of ScottishPower’s arm responsible for ensuring we have enough power to continue delivering the energy needed. Our assets include coal, gas and renewables.

Our retail arm manages pricing, selling, metering, billing, delivering customer service and cash collection for gas and electricity supply, to both business and domestic customers.

ScottishPower Renewables is firmly committed to the responsible development of renewable energy. We have been developing onshore wind projects for over 20 years, and we are now one of the largest developers of offshore wind.  But we also look to the future, including marine energy and the 10MW world-first tidal energy array in the sound of Islay, gives some indication of our intent.

Career development


Our Apprenticeship programme provides you with a fantastic way to realise your potential and get your career off to the best possible start.

Bringing learning and earning together, not only will you study towards a nationally recognised qualification, you’ll earn a good salary, develop new skills and gain invaluable knowledge and experience.

Trainee engineers

Our Engineering Foundation Programme involves study at a local college mixed with technical training, providing you with a fantastic way to gain valuable knowledge and experience. 

This will provide a great foundation to start your career, with the opportunity to further your personal skills by studying towards a first aid qualification.


Lasting for two years, our schemes involve on-the-job experience and a number of different placements, giving you exposure to a wide network of colleagues and fellow graduates within ScottishPower.

You’ll be involved in professional training and have excellent development opportunities with real experience in the discipline of your choice.

We need talented, ambitious, hard working and flexible people who have or are expecting to get an honours degree.

But it takes more than that to make a difference. As well as qualifications, you should be able to demonstrate some very special personal qualities. Above all, you must share our passion for excellence and the ability to work as part of a strong team to deliver results and impress our customers.

Experienced candidates

We’re able to continue our recruitment drive because the demand for energy keeps growing. Additionally, our investment in our network and continual search for innovative ways to generate and distribute energy means we can offer a wide range of exciting careers in a stable industry.

Because we’re such a large and diverse company that generates, distributes and sells energy directly to customers, we’re able to offer a huge range of options when it comes to exciting and diverse career choices.

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