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Apprentice Design Engineer at Siemens

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Glasgow
Programme Type:
Traineeship
Salary:
£17,000 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

Review Score

7.2/10

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

7/10

On a day-to-day basis I usually get a brief on a task I will be undertaking that day. Could also just be continuing on a job I am already working on.

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

8/10

Yes many, I have a good knowledge of signalling design on the job now. I have also been sent on a number of courses such as BST, RRI, CAD design and MOD5

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy my program very much. It meet my expectations well as I get to learn a lot on the job as well as learning about the culture of the company and railway.

4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?

7/10

I do feel very valued by Siemens. If you do a job well you always get appreciation and will always been involved in projects and given time to learn.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

It is very well structured. First off I started at the training center and enrolled in a college course. Then once you come into the office you get your knowledge built up and tasks assigned.

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

7/10

I feel I receive a lot of support as anytime I feel that there is something I can not do or just need a helping hand with there is no problem and are always happy to help

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

7/10

I feel I receive a lot of support as anytime I feel that there is something I can not do or just need a helping hand with there is no problem and are always happy to help

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

7/10

Salary is reasonable as I usually get through the month without much trouble. I do drive to work though and that can run up in cost with parking and petrol but the location is well as not to far away.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

7/10

Yes there are many opportunities outside of work that I can take part in. For example there are a lot of testing shifts that become available and I can volunteer for these if available.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is a good company to work for with a lot of opportunities and I am glad that I work for Siemens and therefore would definitely recommend them to a friend.

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

I would say fill out the application with time and to the best of your ability to hopefully progress to the next stage and then to be yourself in the interview.

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