1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Higher Techincal Apprentice working with 3D Inventor Software in the platforms engineering team, designing offshore transformer modules.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
3D Software BTEC HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering NVQ Level 4 AutoCAD Experience in the workplace
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Great team and great company to work for, lots of opportunity's to go and see things. Never a dull moment with lots of hands on jobs that get you learning from day to day and gaining valuable knowledge to progress you further in your career.
4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?
Certain pieces of work in the team can be challenging and will certainly test you with all your knowledge, but taken from experience and learning from others. The commitment you put into the work can be rewarded with champions awards which highlight key performances from yourself and merit the hard work you put in.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very well structured, given us a wide variety a work to get stuck into in different sections of the office to have an insight into what others do within the building, outside of your own team.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Excellent amount of support from day to day, always team members about to give you a helping hand on tasks of all types.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A lot of support, having both a line manager and a mentor within my team helps me learn as i am going about my workload as any questions i may have can be answered with true expertise.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Annual salary meets plenty of requirements to myself, from covering my bills and my travel costs in one. It is a great wage to be on.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Great opportunities to work away and visit different Siemens site with your team or even by yourself on a day trip to have a insight into working sites during construction.
9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Great leader in the world of engineering in all walks of life, electrically being the biggest influence, and certainly the way the future is shaping, engineering is playing a pivotal role in that. Its the one thing that will never stop in my eyes so be to a part of that is very rewarding.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Siemens? *
Go for it and don't let yourself be held back by doubts, as trying is always the best way to go about things. Try hard as you can and you may be rewarded.
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