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Schneider Electric’s Apprentice Programme Concludes Successful Engagement with 11 Fresh Graduatest


Riyadh-Saudi Arabia: 20 April, 2015 - Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management, today announced the completion of its third Annual Apprentice Programme for fresh graduates from Local and Abroad Universities in KSA, Saudi Arabia.

Introduced by Schneider Electric in 2011, the Apprentice Programme is a six-month course offering insights into Schneider Electric’s global business solutions and active regional segments. The participating graduates work across departments including design, methods, contracts, technical antenna, eco building and project design management, and are assigned to various projects within the organisation based on their interests, skills and field of study. At the end of the apprenticeship, participants offer an in-depth presentation of their learning and experiences based on the assignment and team interaction.

As part of the initiative, Schneider Electric hosts training programmes to enhance the interpersonal and presentation skills of the graduates, as well as their team communication, project management and budgeting abilities. Participants are also offered specific sessions on managing deadlines and stress, performance and business fundamentals, technical report writing, and quality assurance.

Fahad Alferaih, Vice President – Human Resources and Administration, Schneider Electric, said: “Schneider Electric is dedicated to empowering the leaders of tomorrow with knowledge, learning opportunities and the right tools to grow to the next level in their chosen careers. The Graduates Program is the best way to recruit budding talent that possesses aptitude and the potential to assume managerial positions within Schneider Electric in the near future. The industry today needs new ideas and processes to make sustainable solutions an integral part of our lifestyle – and it is often the youth that brings such innovation to the table.”

The recruited graduates will receive the opportunity to work at Schneider Electric’s global offices as part of the Marco Polo Program. The Marco Polo Program enables them to understand dynamic market landscapes across geographies, and develop professional and leadership skills along the way. The program welcomes candidates who have been working at Schneider Electric for a minimum of one year and have a maximum of five years of professional experience.

To learn more about the Marco Polo Program, please visit Marco Polo Programme

About Schneider Electric As a global specialist in energy management and automation with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in non-residential and residential buildings, industries and machine manufacturers, utilities and infrastructure, and data centres and networks. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 170,000 employees achieved revenues of Euro25 billion in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.

With more than 30 years of active presence in Saudi Arabia, an established sales and marketing network, manufacturing facilities, strong local partnerships and outstanding references, Schneider Electric continues to serve the Saudi economy with comprehensive solutions for all its power and control needs.

For further information, please contact:

Mohammad A. Al Nahwi
Schneider Electric
Tel: +966 11 291 2877 | ext: 238
Mobile: +966 503439607
Nancy Sudheer
APCO Worldwide
(T) +971 4 3754487
(M) +971 56 1142955
Aparna Narayanan
APCO Worldwide
(T) +971 4 375 2052
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