Field Application Engineer Trainee (Graduate Training Programme)
Oxford, UK (& Irvine, USA)
£Competitive Salary plus Accommodation Expenses
Are you a talented software / systems / IT graduate, but you see yourself in a customer-facing role, rather than working in a development lab?
Are you looking for a jump-start in your career in a market-leading global company?
…You are going to like this one!
Our client is welcoming ambitious and talented new graduates to join their Corporate Trainee Program with the aim to become the next generation of customer facing product specialists in an exciting, fast paced, global organisation.
At the specific request of MO (Market Operation) UK, the company is looking to enrol two newly graduated students (at least Bachelor’s Degree) to a training program, with the ultimate goal of offering them a full time position as a Field Application Engineer specialising in our client’s software tool.
The Field Application Engineer is one of the key roles in this organisation, combining the solid technical knowledge of a product specialist with the communication skills and relationship building skills of a member of an exceptional sales team.
A Field Application Engineer works with the sales team to present winning technical solutions to potential clients. This role takes the lead in the requirements gathering to understand customer goals in their needs of a product and work with the sales team on RFPs (Request for Proposals).
The post holder will participate in business development opportunities that include sales of other software, services or consulting. It is important that you have the abilities to identify customer requirements and architect solutions centred around the company’s software and services. You will be expected to develop customer demonstrations on products and solutions and attend trade shows, sales calls and seminars as the technical expert of our client’s tool and industry.
Other responsibilities will include providing guidance on product enhancements and release cycles. Reviewing and develop sales training and product demonstration materials. Working as an FAE means 50% travelling.
The successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering or similar. You will possess knowledge of system / software development process (requirements management, configuration management and visual modelling). You must have the ability to resolve moderately complex pre sales technical problems in a clear manner to an audience through demonstrations and proposals.
It is essential that you have excellent writing, editing, communications and interpersonal skills in the English language.
Candidates will be selected by the Corporate Trainee Program Management and the MO’s Management in the UK, to be trained at our client’s competence centres in Oxford, UK and Irvine, USA. The trainee will be mentored by senior specialists in the field of development, customer support, consulting and technical sales. After 6 months of training, the last 3 months of the trainee period, the trainee will work in MO UK and is expected to be productive as FAE. During this period, based on the performance of the trainee during the whole program, our client expects to offer the successful candidate a full time position as an FAE.