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A MAJOR electricity company is looking for apprentices in Portsmouth.

The energy company, which employs 20,000 people, has opportunities in generation, power distribution and contracting at 50 locations across the UK.

SSE offers potential candidates the chance to achieve qualifications and earn a salary at the same time as gaining hands-on work experience.

Every year since 2007 more than 100 new apprentices have joined the programme.

John Stewart, director of human resources, said SSE was proud to play a role in unearthing the next generation of British talent.

He said: ‘This is an exciting time of year for us when we begin the search for our new apprentices. At SSE we believe in offering young people skills and training and the potential to develop a fulfilling career in one of the UK’s biggest and diverse firms.’

The closing date for applications is March 7, with apprenticeships commencing in August 2014. Most apprenticeships last three to four years and apprentices attend college on a block release arrangement.

For more details visit sse.com/careers.