With the intention to have a good time Worldwide Girls In Engineering Day, earlier this 12 months, I reached out to numerous feminine engineers throughout the UK & Eire, asking them to share their tales, and the extremely rewarding profession path that they had chosen.

Mireia Miralles, Graduate Engineer at Schneider Electrical.

Hear the ideas of Mireia Miralles, Graduate Engineer at Schneider Electrical, about what it’s wish to be a feminine on the earth of engineering, what it’s wish to work at Schneider Electrical and the way Schneider has contributed to her journey.

Siobhan Kelly-Bush: Mireia, please inform us what’s it wish to work at Schneider Electrical?

Mireia Miralles: As a Graduate Trainee, I’ve a rotational job: each four months I work with a brand new group. For me, I uncover new enterprise items, groups and roles – and their gives, group, expertise, instruments and processes. I’m continuously getting out of my consolation zone.

For Schneider, we’re (as graduates), studying the enterprise quicker than anybody and giving a recent view of the totally different groups from inside the corporate. We’re additionally the hyperlink between the brand new applied sciences and finest practices we discovered at college or within the earlier groups we have now been working.

SKB: When and why did you determine to turn into an engineer?

MM: As a child, I used to be all the time asking “why”. My grandma used to take me to museums throughout college holidays; my favourite was all the time the science museum. My curiosity to know how every little thing works has all the time been my driver to be taught and the origin of my ardour for engineering.

SKB: Why Schneider Electrical?

MM: I wished to work in an enormous worldwide firm. I additionally wished to work for a significant and engaged firm. Who stated it was unattainable? Due to our group’s geographies, we have now the constructive of an enormous firm with our international initiatives, but additionally native everyday groups, work and possession alternatives.

SKB: How has Schneider Electrical supported your profession?

MM: Schneider began supporting my profession after I was nonetheless a scholar and I used to be in a position to be part of part-time as an apprentice throughout my grasp’s in mechanical engineering. Ever since, Schneider has supported me in my want for a world and transversal profession. This because of belief and good alternatives I’ve labored in France (Engineering), China (Provide Chain) and now UK (Operations).

“Schneider has supported me in my want for a world and transversal profession.” This because of belief and good alternatives I’ve labored in France (Engineering), China (Provide Chain) and now UK (Operations).”

SKB: What has been your profession path as much as at this time?

MM: I joined Schneider in 2016 as a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice in our R&D heart in France. After that, I had the chance of a mission overseas: I joined our Provide Chain groups in China. Final September, I joined the UK&I Graduate Scheme.

SKB: How has the pliability throughout Schneider enabled you to discover a spread of profession decisions and alternatives throughout totally different areas?

MM: I feel my profession path itself is the definition of alternatives: Provide Chain, Engineering and Operations, in France, China and UK. Nevertheless it has been much more than that: on the finish of my three years apprenticeship, I had the chance to be the chief of a bit group throughout 6 months to develop my management expertise. It was an actual proof of belief from my supervisor and a tremendous alternative to develop at such an earlier stage of my profession.

SKB: What has been your most rewarding expertise as an engineer?

MM: My most rewarding expertise as an engineer was a challenge during which, on account of technical points, certainly one of our manufacturing strains was stopped, having a direct influence to our prospects we couldn’t ship. An open-minded group and creativity mixed with technical data had been the reply to resolve the problem far ahead of deliberate and fulfill our purchasers with none dangers.

SKB: What has been your most difficult expertise as an engineer?

MM: The most important problem I skilled concerned managing danger. I’m an engineer; my work is not only information modelling however making issues actual. Generally, we have to ship outcomes having 80% of the info wanted, and we have to take the choice for the opposite 20% danger. We will’t wait to have the right modelling resolution. Normally it doesn’t even exist. After we work for security merchandise, it turns into a problem to maneuver ahead tasks with out letting any security danger down. Keep in mind: security first!

SKB: What recommendation do you will have for females excited by changing into an engineer?

MM: Simply go for it!

SKB: Who has been your biggest assist, coach, mentor throughout Schneider Electrical and why?

MM: My biggest assist throughout Schneider is my first line supervisor I had after I joined as an apprentice. Whereas I labored in his group, he was all the time difficult me in every little thing I used to be doing or pondering, but additionally believed in me and gave me alternatives to get out of my consolation zone and develop different expertise than technical. Due to his assist, I used to be additionally in a position to acquire extra self-confidence.

Thanks to Mireia for sharing her insights on what it’s wish to be a feminine on the earth of engineering, and in Schneider Electrical.

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