Sanwar

Engineering Leadership Graduate Scheme

The opportunities available at E.ON are vast. Look at my own journey here, and you’ll see I’m living proof of that. I started here as a Maintenance Engineer. Now, three years on, I’m helping the company to formulate its technology policy across a number of European countries. 

I started on the graduate scheme in 2011.  My first placement was as a Maintenance Engineer at our flagship coal-fired power station in Ratcliffe, Nottingham. This was a classic engineering role: among other things, I was involved in monitoring the condition of plant equipment. 

But then for my second placement, I decided to do something different. I joined our UK Public Affairs team in London, where I engaged with politicians. It was a far cry from traditional ‘hands-on’ engineering — although I was still able to use my technical knowledge. My final placement was in Malmo, Sweden where I was responsible for supporting the Northern European Onshore Wind Divestment process. 

Since completing the scheme, I have been working as a Technical Advocacy Analyst in London. It’s my job to bridge the gap between technology innovation, policy and regulation. I’m responsible for identifying the regulatory barriers that will impact on our future product portfolio. I then work to overcome these barriers by collaborating with our Public Affairs teams across Europe. This means I get to travel to Germany, Sweden, Spain and Brussels.