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    • Corporate Governance
      • Overview

        Our Corporate Governance Report contains the information required by the Directive on Information Relating to Corporate Governance issued by the SIX Swiss Exchange.

      • Board of Directors

        Find out more about the Board of Directors of the Schindler Group.

      • Board Committees

        The Board of Directors delegates certain duties to committees formed from its own members. It has appointed four standing committees.

      • Group Executive Committee

        Meet the Members of Group Executive Committee of the Schindler Group.

      • Organizational regulations

        The Organizational Regulations of the Schindler Group are based on articles 716, 716a and 716b of the Swiss Code of Obligations and the Articles of Association of Schindler Holding Ltd.

      • Articles of Association

        Read the current binding German version of the Articles of Association of Schindler Holding Ltd., as well as the English translation.

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      • Overview

        Our Strategic Sourcing Organization works closely with our regional sourcing organizations to deliver competitive, innovative, and sustainable supply solutions for Schindler globally.

      • Global organization

        Our global purchasing organization is managed by a network of category and country teams, who work closely together to achieve maximum results.

      • Spend categories

        The Category structure defines the global material and service categories supplying the Schindler Group and drives the management of the spend and the supply base.

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    • Environment
      • Climate

        We are continually searching for innovative ways to reduce the carbon intensity of our vehicle fleet. And, by increasing the use of remote monitoring and adaptive servicing of our products, we are further reducing the need to travel.

      • Environmental management at our sites

        We are continuously looking for ways to do more to tackle climate change through minimizing our environmental impact at our sites.

    • People
      • Inclusion & Diversity

        Our global presence gives us access to the full spectrum of human diversity – reinforcing our ability to adapt and innovate.

      • Safety

        Every day, we move more than 2 billion passengers, who rely on our products to get around – that means the safety and reliability of our products are critical.

      • Communities

        We make a positive contribution to communities through our targeted Responsibility initiatives.

    • Value chain
      • Product sustainability

        Quality and innovation guide our investments to improve the environmental performance of our products.

      • Pioneer smart urban mobility

        We pioneer smart mobility with our ideas & solutions, keeping an ever-growing urban world easily accessible and making each trip safe, efficient, and secure.

      • Supply Chain engagement

        We are committed to increase sustainability and environmental awareness in our supply chain while maintaining high standards of safety & quality.

      • Cyber resilient across the organization

        Information security is not the exclusive domain of our IT department – we want it to be everyone’s business. Building our cyber resilience is part of our corporate risk management approach and an ongoing effort.

    • Ethics and compliance
      • Overview

        All Schindler employees commit themselves to observe the highest ethical standards of professional and personal conduct in their interactions with …

      • Educate

        In the Educate stage of the Compliance Program activities & processes are implemented which are designed to avoid compliance violations before they occur.

      • Examine

        In the Examine stage of the Compliance Program processes to detect hints of possible violations ("Red Flags") are implemented.

      • Enforce

        In the Enforce stage of the Compliance Program suspicions of violations are investigated, corrective actions taken and the responsible employees sanctioned.

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      • Overview

        Schindler registered shares & participation certificates are traded on the Swiss stock exchange since November 1, 1971.

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        Data is delayed by at least 15 minutes. All quotes are in local exchange time.

      • Share capital structure

        Learn more about our capital structure and shareholders

      • Dividends

        Schindler's dividend policy is earnings-related and provides for a payout ratio of 50% to 80% of net profit attributable to shareholders of Schindler Holding Ltd.

      • Coverage and consensus

        Schindler is covered by various analysts. Their views, forecasts, and expectations may not necessarily reflect those of the company.

    • Results
      • Overview

        Schindler reports on its financial performance on a quarterly basis.

      • Archive

        Schindler reports on its financial performance on a quarterly basis. The documents in the reporting archive are available online only. For an overview click the corresponding year.

      • Non-GAAP measures

        We include certain non-GAAP measures in our Group Review comprise, which are not accounting measures as defined by IFRS.

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    • Overview
    • Who we are
      • Overview

        Together, we're building the future, keeping the world moving, and making our communities accessible and sustainable.

      • Inclusion and diversity

        By building inclusive and diverse teams, we are laying the foundation for creativity, innovation, and effective decision-making.

      • Our values

        Our values are the foundation of everything we do and allow us to remain a leading global player in the elevator and escalator industry.

    • Why Schindler
    • Work and grow at Schindler
      • Compensation and benefits

        Discover more about Schindler employee compensation packages and benefits – and why competitive salaries are just the start.

      • Professional development

        The key to maintaining our proud legacy of Swiss precision engineering, attention to detail, and quality is making sure that all our people – at every level – are trained and ready.

      • Leadership growth

        We strongly believe in fostering a corporate culture of continuous development and providing a platform where our employees can grow.

      • Career development

        We prioritize career development, offering tailored paths for growth and advancement. Explore diverse roles, acquire new skills, and seize opportunities for progression within our global organization.

      • International careers

        International assignments are a key part of how we develop our people. Grow your career internationally with Schindler.

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. We make it easier through flexible modern policies designed to meet diverse needs.

    • Who we look for
      • Students and graduates

        Discover our wide range of apprenticeship, graduate, and internship opportunities that will launch your career and support your professional growth.

      • Experienced professionals

        Explore our open opportunities across various business functions, from engineering, IT, sales, and marketing, to communications, finance, quality management and HR, and embark on a thriving career with us.​

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Schindler worldwide

Building Skills, Crafting careers

Our UK apprenticeship program spans three years, combining on-site work and training with distance-based learning – providing our apprentices with the skills they need to develop a successful career.

The prospect of a stable job, the opportunity to build a lifelong career and to become an expert in his craft – this was appealing to Alex Busst, a young man in his early twenties originally from the Midlands, in England. So, when presented with the chance to become an apprentice with Schindler, Alex seized the opportunity – and he says his father might have played a role in shaping his choice. 

"My Dad speaks about his work a lot, which made me want to find a career that I could settle into and hopefully spend all my life in and progress," Alex explains. 

Listening to Alex, the decision to join our Schindler UK apprenticeship program was one of the best things he could've done. "I’ve enjoyed learning about basic lift engineering, how to access safely, and also how to use tools to take the equipment apart and put it back together," he says.  

Alex is quick to note the job isn’t always easy – but that’s a sign that learning is taking place. "The electrics side of the job is challenging, but I’m taking in as much information as I can," he says, adding that he’s grateful to be working around engineers who are not only qualified, but also patient.

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Nurturing future talent 

Alex is one of the dozens of apprentices who've taken part in our Schindler UK apprenticeship program, which launched in 2014. The program was launched with a view to building a talent pipeline in an industry which, despite showing promising growth prospects, has been struggling with a nationwide shortage of skilled workers for decades.

Our program currently boasts 13 apprentices, with the majority in their early twenties. It's also attracted over the years a few "older" candidates, after the upper age limit of 25 was removed by the UK government in 2004, as part of broader efforts to address the country’s industry-wide talent shortage.

"We’re looking to recruit six apprentices per year on average, but the search for talent is growing increasingly challenging," says Craig Moses, Head of Training and Information in UKC, who himself completed a general industry apprenticeship in his native South Africa, before moving to England 20 years ago. Craig joined the Technical Training team in 2018 after holding various roles within the industry. 

Training for different career paths

UK-based candidates applying for an apprenticeship with us can choose between four different trades: lift installation, escalator installation, lift service and repair, and escalator service and repair. To join the program, they need to pass exams five in three compulsory subjects – English, Mathematics, and Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) – and two electives of their choice. 

Our UK apprenticeship program spans three years, combining on-site work and training with distance-based learning offered via the University of Northampton and the Lift and Escalator Industry Association. The program culminates with an endpoint assessment, an industry standard for apprentices to graduate, which is managed completely independently of Schindler. 

Our apprenticeship programs: a global affair 

Our apprenticeship program in the UK is just one of many similar programs we run in different parts of the world. Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, China, India, New Zealand, Australia – all offer apprenticeship programs covering a variety of professions. While programs differ from one country to the next, all offer our youth an opportunity to enter the workforce and develop the skills they need to thrive in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace.  

While many of the skills learnt during the program are trade-specific, some of the skills that our apprentices develop during their time with us are transferable – they’ll be able to apply and these skills in other contexts.

Ross Ferguson

A gateway to a career with us 

Joshua Connolly, an apprentice based in England currently in training with us, was impressed by the efficient recruitment process he experienced and excited when offered a position as an apprentice. 

"I really enjoy the variety of work and the opportunity to travel all over the country," he says. He likes what he’s seen so far, and he’s looking to go the distance with us. "I can’t wait to finish my apprenticeship and be fully qualified so that I can properly start my career here." 

While not all apprentices secure full-time jobs at the end of the apprenticeship, many do. "Our records show that, of the 25 apprentices who have graduated the program, 22 of them went onto full-time employment with us," says Craig. 

Ross Ferguson, from Scotland, eagerly embraced our apprenticeship program, recognizing the immense value it holds for his future.

"I’ve enjoyed the different challenges that I face while being on-site and how I work to overcome them," he says. "Maybe the most challenging was fitting a door frame, as I haven’t had that much experience yet!" 

And to enthusiastically conclude: "Being a part of the Schindler apprentice program has made a great difference to my life, as it motivates me to work to the standards of the company, and also encourages me to work hard." 

Interested in pursuing an apprenticeship in the UK with us? Check out this page and get in touch with us.