Mechanical + Electrical apprentice at Siemens

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Manchester
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£21,400 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

Review Score

7.9/10

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

7/10

On a regular basis I will be looking at specific electrical faults that have occurred on a unit, I will also carry out general maintenance on units such as oil changes and testing safety systems.

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

8/10

I have learnt essential skills in fault finding which include reading schematics and reducing time spent on a fault.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy being part of Siemens because I get to work along side skilled technicians and engineers who teach me specific skills that will help me progress within the company.

4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?

8/10

I attend many courses throughout the year which costs Siemens a lot of money, Siemens are investing in my future which makes me feel valued.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

as a Siemens apprentice I have to take a responsibility for my own learning and organisation. Siemens create a solid structure so I can organise my learning easily.

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

8/10

a lot of support whether that is through email or in person.

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

8/10

when ever I need support I can ask and they are there to help me out.

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

8/10

not very well seeing as I spend too much, as far as apprenticeship wages go I do get a very good wage.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

I golf a lot and go to football games, there are lots more to do but I seem to stick to golf and football.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

Siemens has many benefits but the main one for me is that it feels like your job is secure in the long run.

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

Make sure your CV and cover letter is professional i.e. no spelling errors etc.

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