1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I work in technical support and am being rapidly trained to be an expert in factory automation with Siemens products.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed a huge number of skills from presenting to pc skills to hand tool skills and programming.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I think it is possibly the best way to enter further education and has very little left to improve.
4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?
I feel extremely valued by Siemens, I've met the CEO of the UK multiple times along with many senior management who constantly remind us how much they support the apprenticeship scheme, which they do!
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
With the exception of our college which is kind of out of our control despite many attempts to help improve the place the scheme is very well structured.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Our college leaves something to be desired but we are attempting to improve it.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Absolutely everyone in the building is willing to help with almost anything in almost any way they can, all staff are very supportive and helpful.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
We would always appreciate more remuneration and the opportunity for overtime would be great but otherwise I think we are paid well and fairly.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Our business does a huge amount of CSR work and outside work events that are open to everyone.
9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
They are a fantastic company to try hard to retain and develop their staff, the company is full of kind and helpful people all resulting in feeling very well looked after.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Siemens? *
You need to prove your interest in the subject you're studying, Siemens has plenty of opportunity to train you but they have to see their spark in your eye, that keenness for the subject matter and willingness to learn.
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