1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am currently a trainee in the tendering department which involves issuing prices out to customers when they wish to purchase any of our products. I am often dealing with customers building up relationships whether it be over the phone or on email.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
ONC, OND and HNC in electrical an electronic engineering, I am also currently undergoing my HND in the same subject. I have just about completed my engineering tech support NVQ. Alongside the skills I have learnt from my day to day job roles.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I work with a great team and enjoy my current role. The qualifications are hard and a lot of work but obviously they're supposed to be so that's not an issue.
4. How valued do you feel by Schneider Electric?
Often receive thanks etc from management and the team, especially at the time being with our current situation of staff shortages etc.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
There was a couple of days induction when I first joined, it is good that all the apprentices have one sole manager to turn to if there are any problems etc.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We have a 1 to 1 meeting with our college assessors every month or so to see where we are with our college work.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I am always welcome to speak to the apprentice supervisor whenever I have any problems. I do not think I would ever be short of help/advice if I required it.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
At the moment I think it is about right however I am starting to get the responsibilities of a full time role so it could maybe be reviewed. When I first came in the office I must admit it was poor for a while.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are often events held outside of work that are organised by internal employees, often fund raisers for charity etc. There are often opportunities to receive reduced prices for plays/dances etc.
9a. Would you recommend Schneider Electric to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
All in all I think it is a good place to work with a lot of opportunity provided. They have definitely looked after me through my time coming up thorugh the company.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Schneider Electric? *
Write on your CV as much as possible to give you a better chance due to the high amoun of applications received. I must admit also that here at the scarborough site does not seem to pay as much in the long term as much as other sites do.
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