Business Services Student Placement 2024

Type: Early Careers Programme
Region: Scotland

At Uniper, we have an engaging and dynamic opportunity for a Business Services Student Placement to gain valuable work experience at Connah’s Quay Power Station. This is an exciting chance to take the step-up into employment and develop both personally and professionally in a challenging but rewarding environment.

We are Uniper

At Uniper, we are pro-actively transforming the world of energy whilst at the same time ensuring security of energy supply. As an internationally operating company, we work in very diverse teams with the greatest possible working time flexibility for our employees. Our corporate culture is characterized by equal opportunities, mutual appreciation, and respect. With us, you will be able to develop new business models, work on technological solutions for a modern, sustainable, and future-oriented energy supply as well as pro-actively help to shape changes. Interested? Then we will look forward to meeting you!

Your responsibilities

As part of the Business Support Team, you will be aiding in the day-to-day activities of the team to ensure that processes are followed correctly. You will provide support to station colleagues and assist in planning for future station activities, whilst utilising the theoretical knowledge you have gained so far in your university studies.

  • Post employment you will be fully onboarded and introduced to your new colleagues to make you feel part of the team.
  • Your initial activities will include spending several weeks with the different teams on site to gain valuable experience in understanding how a power station works.


Engineering Support Team: Spending time with the engineers understanding how the Power Station is supported across several roles. Concentrating on the short term and the long term future of the station.

Engineering Team: Planning for long term strategic engineering activities including outages/shutdowns and projects.

Production Team: Understanding how the power Station is operated and all the systems link together.

  • You will become familiar with various power generation processes, assets and will actively contribute to ensure business continuity is met.
  • Working with lots of different people, interacting with our managers and executive team
  • Supporting the development of low carbon, sustainable solutions
  • Utilising and developing a range of additional skills to help us develop and create monthly reporting, dashboards and design, implement and document key processes, including safety, contracts, commercial and the preparation of presentations.

This, combined with the business exposure you’ll be gaining in an international energy company, will be the foundation to your future career.

Your profile

We’re looking for people who can bring a flexible, enthusiastic approach, plenty of self-motivation and lots of ambition. We’ll expect a lot from you, but we’ll also make sure you have a strong team of experts around you – people who’ll be happy to share their experience understanding with you.

A Business Services Student will be:

  • Enthusiastic, passionate and inquisitive with the dedication to achieve a career in Business Services
  • Possessing or working towards a relevant degree level qualification
  • Confident in using Microsoft packages with good analytical and commercial skills; a knowledge of working with spreadsheets or databases would be useful
  • Organised and meticulous in all aspects of work, and able to work to strict deadlines

The duration of your placement will be 48 Weeks beginning September 3rd 2024. If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more.

Your benefits

At Uniper, we not only reward our employees with attractive salaries, an excellent company pension and health related benefits for their hard work and dedication to shaping the future energy transition. You can also expect a supportive working culture that offers a wide range of creative and innovative ideas. We enable various flexible working arrangements, whilst also supporting with home office equipment.

Through regular training and workshops, together we work towards visualising yourself in our company as if it were your own. We support you in highlighting your individual potential, achieving your personal goals, and reaching your ambitions. We invite you to become part of our diverse company with international colleagues from more than 80 countries. As an employer, Uniper has committed itself to providing special support to certain areas:

  • Competitive salary
  • Personal development and Learning opportunities
  • Enhanced company pension – With up to 12% company contributions
  • 26 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Electric vehicle charging at our sites
  • In house Occupational Health Services
  • Company funded Private Medical Insurance including free GP service
  • Performance related benefits
  • Access to a range of flexible benefits such as Share Incentive Plan, Dental, Critical Illness and Life Insurance, Cycle2Work, Health Care Cash plan or buy and sell extra holiday
  • Future career opportunities (UK & International) with a strong focus on Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Our employees are the reason for our success. Therefore, you will find many other benefits at the local level to help you reach your potential. Energy evolutionary wanted!


As an employer, Uniper is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals whose capabilities match the role requirements regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, ideology, sexual identity or marital status. We live inclusion and support flexible working.

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