Electrical Engineer Apprentice at Schneider Electric

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Leeds Yorkshire & The Humber
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£14,500 annually
Review Date:
May 2018

Review Score

7.3/10

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

7/10

Electrical Engineering Apprentice Placements in each area of the production line manufacturing electrical products. I learn of the business structure, processes and products. Interact with customers and colleges both in office and on shop floor on a daily basis.

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

9/10

Level 3 and HNC in Electrical Engineering. This is learnt on a day release each week at a college. Vast amounts of e-learning that involve various subjects. Learn to work in database, spreadsheet and CAD software. Learn to work in and lead teams. Learn to communicate with colleges and customers.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

The team and company culture is very enjoyable. I am very interested in the industry and I have been happily welcomed into the team.

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4. How valued do you feel by Schneider Electric?

9/10

I have been placed in a valued role early on as I have been greatly welcomed by the managers. I have received multiple recognition awards that often involve rewards and praise.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

Well organised program with flexibility. Allocated time to study is available but can be difficult to utilize as work can take up large amounts of time. The programme increases in difficulty and responsibility so it does not feel stagnant.

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

4/10

Tutor has good attitude and is very helpful. However is often not able to visit or respond to emails.

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

8/10

I receive support whenever I request it. Sometimes support can be difficult to access as people are often away from their desks or in meetings. I am able to report any issues effectively and they are always acknowledged.

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

7/10

I have spare funds after each month. Travel and food costs are not covered although there is plenty of parking and there is a nearby bus stop. Canteen costs are low. Salary is lower than average but is above minimum. Pay rises are substantial but are lower than competitors.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

Football clubs. Running and charity events. Travel to other sites. A learning week takes place yearly where we can learn of other departments and areas of the industry.

9. Would you recommend Schneider Electric to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Large range of skills and experiences. Support provided. Friendly and welcoming employers.

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

Employer frequently reviews progress so set a good impression with each area. Be sure to ask the company of the type of work that you will be carrying out as this is important when deciding whether the apprenticeship is suitable for you. Be sure to advertise your abilities in working with others as this is a large aspect of engineering.

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