Assistant Signalling Design Engineer at Siemens

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£28,000 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

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


As a assistant signaling design engineer we design the signaling and associated safety equipment for new schemes as well as resignalling schemes.

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


We have received vast experience as well as the associated industry specific training and role specific further education.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


It was a brilliant program with a great array of training including several in house training programs specific to the apprenticeship. We have also attended numerous events where we socialized with fellow colleagues and other companies and related industries.

4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?


We are always acknowledged for our achievements, hard work and dedication.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


As the first of a new apprenticeship program it was initially unorganized but there was plenty of support in place. We had the opportunity to do additional courses and team building which the current program does not offer.

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


FCT offered plenty of support and ensured all competencies required to complete the apprenticeship was done and that we were gaining the right experience. However there were elements of the meetings that seemed unnecessary and some key skills required that was an insult to my intellect.

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


We have constant support from a friendly and sociable team that we meet on an occasional basis.

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


I completed the apprenticeship early and I was provided with a very reasonable salary.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


The role is in high demand and engineering as a whole in the UK on the rise. I have the background and skills to take up numerous opportunities outside Siemens. But I like Siemens too much to leave.

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


9b. Why? *

They offer great training for staff at all levels and there is great packages available. But mostly it is a great atmosphere with the Siemens 'family' ethos.

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

Ensure that the role is right for you and that it is something you can see doing in the long term. You will be ahead of the game with an apprenticeship over fellow University students.

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