Degree Level Apprenticeship Programme

Apply From: 20th of May 2019
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Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation, operating in 130 countries with over 144,000 employees. We create connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities, and enrich lives.

The programme

As part of our Degree Level Technical Apprenticeship, you’ll get to study towards and achieve a bachelor’s degree over a part-time programme, giving you a broad appreciation of engineering principles and applications. You will embark on a series of placements working alongside our expert teams, while making a real contribution to an advanced engineering & technology business. You will gain and apply practical and technical knowledge in a range of different subject areas and departments allowing you to develop personal skills while interacting and building relationships with people from all parts of the business.

What you’ll do

As well as comprehensive on and off-the-job training and a competitive salary, our Degree Apprenticeship will give you the experience you need to become a vital part of our future. You'll be exposed to engineering and business practices on a variety of placements, so you'll get to experience everything from marketing, solution conception, sales, tendering, project management, project engineering, system engineering and manufacturing through to commissioning at customer sites. We’ll make sure you have plenty of exposure as your placements teach you what it means to be a Customer Project Designer. During your apprenticeship, you can expect to study full-time for at least one year, then undertake placements based in Chippenham while studying part-time with short secondments to other UK engineering and sales offices. In later years, you should expect to attend occasional training programmes in Europe.

Future career progression

After completing your apprenticeship you’ll be fully prepared to move into a role as a Customer Project Engineer. Your aspirations need not end here, though. The Customer Project Designer and Engineer roles provide excellent launch pads for later career challenges as a Project Manager, Sales Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, Solutions Architect, Tendering Engineer and beyond.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • A-Levels (C in Mathematics and Science) or equivalent qualifications in an engineering or business related subject i.e. ONC, HNC, HND, NVQ Level 3
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK
  • Have knowledge of, and interest in energy automation
  • Ability to communicate well in English, both written and spoken


We offer:

  • Be self-motivated, resourceful, flexible and customer focused
  • Fully funded degree qualification
  • Comprehensive internal training
  • Opportunities for further career development
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Professional, fun and engaging environment

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