1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
The majority of the scheme is based around completing placements and rotating through different Departments to get some experience in the different types of work people do here at Sir Williams Siemens House. After each placement we receive a feedback report to list what we have done well and what we could do to improve. Receiving positive comments on my commitment to learning and development. I am constantly learning whilst performing different tasks and activities which give me a taste of what each department’s function is and how it fits into Siemens business. From this, I have gained valuable skills which I’ve used in my day to day work at every opportunity to help me improve. These placements have significantly increased my knowledge about how the business operates and helped me grow significantly as an individual by improving my interpersonal skills.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Throughout the scheme I am always developing or learning new skills. I have the opportunity to put these in to practical use during my work placements.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Very much as no two days are the same and I look forward to each day to learn something new and to overcome each challenge which I face.
4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?
Even though I'm an apprentice I feel valued by all the employees I work with and integrated as part of their team. My opinions matter and if I have any ideas or questions I can discuss and these are listened to and acted upon if necessary.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
From both my college tutoring to my work placements I feel my program is very well organized so that I have something to do and learn everyday.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
In the past we have had issues with Trafford College and their tutors however since giving them feedback the problems have been improved.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I have regular reviews with my manager to discuss progress and help me with any quires I may have, I also have a personal mentor who I can speak to any time. I feel that if I have any issues there would be someone there who would be able to assist me.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I do travel some distance to my workplace so have considerable travel costs, however my salary is sufficient to meet these and my day to day living costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
The list of STEM and CSR events that I can participate in are endless, along with social events with other employees on a regular basis such as pub trips and bowling ect.
9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The scheme is professionally run and organized where I am able to learn and develop in a working environment so that I am ready for my first Junior role.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Siemens? *
Prepare well, practice beforehand on interview techniques and questions that may be asked. Show your passion for the industry and how keen you are to learn and tackle challenges.
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