Contract engineer at Schneider Electric

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£12,500 annually
Review Date:
June 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I am a contracts engineer, but i started on the shop floor and got move to different departments to gain valuable experiences. Now I deal with the customers contracts and make sure they are delivered on time.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have gained a HNC in electrical engineering so far and I am half way through a HND. I also have carried out alot of E-Learning that the company offers internally. I have learnt a lot about the processes that we use and developed my computing skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy work as i am very involed and trusted in my roll. Sometimes it can be very busy and gets stressful. The team i work with are very helpful and we get along well.

4. How valued do you feel by Schneider Electric?


I feel a valued member of the team as I am involed in tasks and they give me responsibility for tasks. I do feel a bit under apprciated for what i do as i only get a little wage compared to others that do similar tasks.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I received a in depth introduction that gave me a good insite into the company. Training that is offered is very good as there is alot of online courses that can be carried out.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Support is limited as everyone is very busy, however if I ever have any doubts I feel very comfortable to ask and everyone is very helpful and supportive when I do.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


If I ask for support or information my employer is always very helpful. I have to ask to be given support but this is good because I can get on and do my job.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I feel that I am under paid for my level of education and the job role that I carry out. I am able to live fairly well off my wage and can afford to travel a little if I save. However I do have to scarifies a few socail events/ meetings.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Last year the company carried out an event at an engineering week that I was involed in. Also the company supports a lot of local charities. They also offer Bupa helth care for their employees at a cost.

9a. Would you recommend Schneider Electric to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

They offer good experiences and good training for all employees willing to learn. However the only reason I would not recommend Schneider is because the salary is not the best.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Schneider Electric? *

When applying put every qualification that you have on the application form even if they are not relivent, this is because it shows that you are willing to learn. Dress smart as it shows you want the job and you want to impress.

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