Field Service Engineer at Siemens

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Gateshead
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£18,700 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

Review Score

7.6/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

Traveling to hospitals & providing help to engineers who need it. Now also starting to work alone on mobile xray equipment and ultrasound.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

8/10

Driving. Working alone. Working in a team. Knowledge on xray & ultrasound.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoy working in a different place each day, and with different engineers each day. I really enjoy having to go to Germany when having to undertake training.

4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?

6/10

This apprenticeship scheme for healthcare was brand new & so they've learned how to manage & help me along the way.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

I spent the first year and a half to two years mainly helping engineers or just watching them work, now I'm just beginning to work alone.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

7/10

I get sent to Germany for any training needed and then can ask any of the engineers any issues I have.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

7/10

My employer paid for driving lessons as well as sorted me out with a car to get to & from the hospitals. I also get the expenses scheme, meaning I don't have to pay for my food, fuel or parking.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

7/10

I get all work expenses back, and my pay rise each year is enough to mean that come the end of the apprenticeship, I will be on a full engineer wage.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

I am sent to college every week, firstly to complete my L3, now to complete my HNC.

9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

I don't travel to the same place every day. I meet new people every day. My salary will be great once the apprenticeship is complete.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Siemens? *

Be talkative and friendly, in this job you meet a lot of people each day, and so they look to employ someone who not only is clever & enjoys engineering, but also is a likeable person.

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