Alice shares her Schneider Electric engineering career story

Alice shares her Schneider Electric engineering career story

 July 24, 2019

Alice is a young engineer working with Schneider Electric. As part of the BBC's Bitesize world of work series, Alice was interviewed about her career path and job role at Schneider.

Following an engineering career path from an early age

"I was always interested in engineering. When I was 16, I went on a girls-only Nautical Engineering course – I really enjoyed it and it confirmed that engineering was for me. Sadly, not many girls consider STEM subjects (and engineering in particular) as a career choice, mostly through a lack of information and stereotyping," Alice told the BBC.

Using problem solving and communication skills

"My job involves a lot of problem solving and communication across teams in order to create a complete solution. It really makes me think on my feet. It’s slightly technical – I can go out to survey new or existing sites so I can better understand the project, develop a bid and put a price together – but it's also interpersonal and organisational. I find it really exciting as it's new and different from what I’ve done before," Alice added.

Making a difference in the world with Schneider Electric

Alice also shared how she loves working with Schneider Electric as it is company that makes a difference: "I always knew I wanted to work for a company that aimed to make a difference in the world, and we do that. We’re constantly trying to improve and innovate with new products. I always knew I wanted to be an engineer as well, although what I do at the moment uses fewer technical skills and more skills like communication and organisation."

Read Alice's full interview with BBC Bitesize here.

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