1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a Design Engineer, day to day I'm in the York office usually using our CAD program Designing equipment for the railway. Been working on the Reading Project for most of my time as an apprentice but that has just come to a close now.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Been on so many training courses, I now can go and assist testers on track, go track side, I have a assistant design license, my computer and CAD skills have improved massively.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
It is a great program and I got a lot of support and the training you get is very good! your pretty much set for life when you finish.
4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?
fairly valued but its a huge company so its hard to get that.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
it is good the training courses and opportunities are great and well planned,
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
a good amount, especially at the start of the programme.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
my Line manager has been great and is always happy to help
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
extremely, the salary is huge for an apprentice, one of the best paying ones.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I have been to loads of events and volunteering events, got to see example live at Wimberley arena for free after doing an event there.
9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I have recommended it to a lot of my friends, it is a great apprenticeship with so many opportunity's, the wage is very good and what you get when you finish should set you for life really.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Siemens? *
Do your research, show a passion to learn.
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