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Design Engineer at Siemens

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£18,191 annually
Review Date:
April 2016

Review Score


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


Designing Signaling & Control Systems for the Railway on behalf of Network Rail

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


The importance of Design document control and the demarcation of disciplines with regards to carrying out stage work

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the variation in work I.e. visiting site and Setting to work and/or testing equipment that has been designed

4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?


A lot of time and expense has been put into the training of entry level talent at Siemens, and we are often referred to as "The future of Signaling"

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Aside from a few hiccups the programme has gone smoothly as with most things being in and around the team more makes things flow more easily

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


The training provider being ensured that everything was in place for successful completing of their part of the scheme even though it was the first time they had dealt with Siemens

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


The programme having been run before means most support requirements have been covered or have a process in place and line managers are experienced enough to deal with any oddities

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


I was aware when I applied the financial implications of taking the role however it does compare favorably with similar schemes

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Most testing and site visits happen outside of normal working hours and the company usually supports in any way they can, we are also encouraged to sign up with various engineering and professional bodies to aid our personal development

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


9b. Why? *

As a big company they seem to be doing more than the bare minimum to engage and train entry level talent

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

Be as open to as many different possible opportunities you may be offered you might end up working somewhere you didn't think you would like

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