Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Perth; England-wide
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 July 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


300 jobs are to be created in the UK by the gas and electricity supplier Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). One hundred jobs are being created at the firm's headquarters in Perth, and the energy giant is also hiring an extra 200 workers at its customer service centres in England. The company's chairman made the announcement at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Perth.

Sir Robert Smith said more staff were needed to deal with enquiries from the firm's eight million gas and electricity customers across the UK. Sir Robert told the AGM that SSE, which operates under the brand Scottish Hydro Electric in Scotland, had attracted a million new customers in under a year.

He said: 'We are now firmly established as the UK's third largest supplier of energy, and if we maintain the rate of growth we have achieved over the last few years, it's only a matter of time before we become the second largest.'

The recruitment drive will take the total number of people working for SSE in Perth to more than 1,800, with nearly 1,000 in customer service roles.


  • 26 July 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), Scottish and Southern Energy, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65636, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65636.