Apprentice Signalling Design Engineer at Siemens

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Glasgow
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£16,400 annually
Review Date:
3rd February 2016

Review Score

7.8/10

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

8/10

Trainee Signalling Design Engineer, I complete tasks assigned to me which help fill a portfolio of evidence which will help me become a licensed Railway Signalling Engineer at the end of my apprenticeship.

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

8/10

I have learned how to use CAD to produce engineering drawings and I have a much greater understanding and respect for the work that goes into maintaining and improving the railways.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoy the programme very much and feel extremely privileged to have had the opportunity.

4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?

7/10

I feel that the company does a lot for it's workers and genuinely cares about providing the best experience and opportunities, especially for its apprentices.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

The programme is quite well structured, we have had plenty of work to do and have been on a number of courses alongside our college placement

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

8/10

We get plenty of support from our trainers, they do a great job at providing us with assistance when it comes to any issues we may have.

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

7/10

Our employer provides a decent amount of support, if there is an issue with anything, our complaints will be listened to.

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

8/10

At the moment my salary is enough to cover my personal costs, such as travel and other payments but I also have enough to enjoy without worrying.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

There are plenty of opportunities to do extra courses and overtime shifts or regarding further education following the completion of our HNC/HND.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is one of the worlds leading companies and the work it does spans many industries, therefore its a very interesting company to work for and its employees are afforded lots of benefits.

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

I would say be prepared to give it your full potential as it's necessary if you wish to take full advantage of the opportunity and succeed.

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