1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My day to day role offers infinite amount of new opportunities where every day is a new day. One day i can be working in a hospital next in a data centre. i work with panels, lighting, heating, ventilation, security and much more. Also i'm working with the newest tech all day everyday which is a dream come true.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I learn something new every day i work. if its something technical or something a little bit more with general personality i will learn something everyday. we also do weekly training courses which are dedicated to learning so i learn then. and one of the main parts is going to university to get a degree.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
i absolutely love it. there is literally nothing i would change. i feel like i have grown up so much as a person just in the last 7 months where i can definitely say i have matured into a more rounded person, and i can say i have landed on my feet.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Schneider Electric is more organised than anything else i know. i talk to my parents about their workplace and they don't seem to compare. from all the support i receive to how easy it is to talk to all the hierarchy within the business about my interests but also theirs and their experiences.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Everyone is here to support us all of the time. If it's just a catch up phone call to one to one meetings all of thee show how engaged they are with making this opportunity the best it can. i really feel like the company wants me to do as well as i can.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
Lincoln University is fairly good. we do online lectures to teach us all we need to for our degree and every 9 weeks we go to campus and learn for a week with the lectures which in a small group is very useful to pick stuff up you may have missed.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
the qualification has been molded around our job so when we work we implement what we learn at university. and when we are at university we implement what we have done on site or they can just come in hand. within the first 7 months it really does help in real life situations.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
Not too much due to the nature of the job as the people we work with are from far and wide. when we are at training or university we all get together alot of the time and have activities between the apprentices. we still have the typical xmas party etc...
9a. Would you recommend Schneider Electric to a friend?
As i believe it is such a good opportunity to get into such a well recognized company who will help you throughout your lifetime and whenever i say i work for Schneider Electric people say 'you must be smart' or 'arent you lucky' which shows what people from the outside think.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Schneider Electric?
Be yourself. It's the main thing any manager at Schneider Electric wants. You can be as good at sitting an exam as anyone else, but how do you stand out from them. Don't just think it's only an engineering company. with a big company comes every type of job there can possibly be.
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