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Undergraduate – Energy Transition (Trade)

Apply for our Undergraduate Summer Placement Scheme. This 12-week paid role will give you hands-on experience working in Scotland's energy transition trade sector.

Job description

Job title: Undergraduate – Energy Transition (Trade)
Team: Global Energy Transition trade team
Location: Any Scottish Enterprise Hub within Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen (with home working options)
Salary: £24,575 pro rata (rising to £26,075 from 1 April 2024)
Hours: Full time, with flexible working options considered
Status: Fixed term – 12 weeks
Closing date: 24 April 2024
Job ref no: R00506

Be part of building Scotland's future

What will you be doing this summer? How about getting paid to work on real projects on a scale you never thought possible before graduation? Join our Undergraduate Summer Placement Scheme and expect interesting, vital and hands-on work with experienced people you can learn from.

You could be meeting with our clients – the companies innovating and scaling to improve Scotland economically. You’ll work with colleagues from across our extensive network. Crucially, you’ll get world experience to complement your studies. By the time you go back to uni, you’ll have played an important role in helping us secure a prosperous future for Scotland.

We're Scottish Enterprise – Scotland's national and international economic development agency. We work to transform the Scottish economy. What we do really matters: from helping to create high-value jobs and boosting productivity to growing Scotland’s wealth. It’s success you could soon be part of.

The opportunity

Scottish Enterprise is on a mission – a grand challenge to transform Scotland’s energy transition and improve on how we showcase this internationally. By 2030, we aim to have helped create a globally competitive renewable energy industry in Scotland. We want to help double the number of Scotland’s energy transition companies, create 44,000 new jobs, and secure £1.5 billion in exports annually.

You’ll help us promote Scotland’s fantastic supply chain companies’ products, services and expertise to international buyers and energy transition project developers worldwide. You’ll develop concise and impactful pitch presentation documents and key marketing collateral to help companies we support stand out at events, as well as to in-market specialists around the world.

The role

As you’d imagine, you’ll work closely with companies to explore and extract key information. You’ll have access to databases that help you produce materials, but you’ll also follow up with companies if any gaps in detail threaten production deadlines.

Your focus will be on the offshore/onshore wind, hydrogen, marine and green heat sub-sectors. The single-page pitch documents you create as part of our Global Energy Transition trade team will go to be used at a variety of events, exhibitions and trade meetings.

Who we're looking for

You’ll have both the drive and the determination to work with minimal supervision to sometimes tight deadlines. Diplomacy is always key, so your natural ability to engage and impress people will come to the fore here – especially when managing relationships with senior-level customers.

You’ll be keen to get a deep understanding of our work with international companies across a wide variety of Energy Transition sub-sectors, and want to take ownership of a piece of work. Equally, you’ll be open to support and coaching, and ready to learn from the SDI trade specialists around you.

Life at Scottish Enterprise

As one of Scotland’s Top 10 Flexible Employers, we pride ourselves on empowering our colleagues to work when and where they prefer so that they deliver as best they can, in support of our corporate plan.  

Learn more about working with us 

How to apply

If you're interested in this role, please complete an application form by Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Interviews will be held on 7 and 8 May 2024.

Our values

Being part of Scottish Enterprise means being open to new ideas and trying different ways of working. We support each other to reach our full potential. We celebrate shared success and learn together when things don’t go so well. And we always treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding. Together, we are the difference.

Apply now to keep building your future with us

At Scottish Enterprise, we’re proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience and thought is vital to the success of our vision for the future of every community across Scotland. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required, not only during the application and assessment process, but throughout your employment with us.

We have the following networks which are open to all colleagues to help drive inclusion: Disability Positive, Gender Balanced, Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational and Pride (LGBTQ+).

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