Wind technician at Siemens

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Newcastle/ nation wide
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£20,200 annually
Review Date:
3rd February 2017

Review Score

9.3/10

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

9/10

Wind tech apprentice: I'm currently an offshore wind technician apprentice located at Gwynt y mor wind farm working on 3.6MW turbines. My usual day consists of service and fault finding work within the turbine ensuring they are operating correctly 24/7.

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

9/10

During the apprenticeship I have always been developing my skills to my highest standards due to training courses and great techs helping me through out my time with siemens.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

Gave me a chance not to do any normal day to day 9-5 job and gave me the experience off working away from home and offshore.

4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?

10/10

I feel that I have became a valuable member of the Gwynt y mor work force and would like to pursue my career further at this site.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

First year was abit unorganised due to management leaving but once we had that sorted the apprenticeship just kept getting better always taking our views into account and adapting to make the apprentiship better for everyone. The structure was great not to much time in college and got to live in Newcastle for 15 months which bonded our apprentiship year closer together as we all came from different location such as North west, East and Scotland.

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

10/10

Support is always a call, email our a word with your site manager, supervisor, techs our other apprentices. Never not had support when I needed it.

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

10/10

When ever it's needed.

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

8/10

Well paid apprenticeship scheme with extra allowances.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

With wind energy growing so fast you always have opportunities in the UK and abroad.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

I have recommended I few friends who were looking for a good career path.

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

Really good company to work for loads of characters within the company always someone to help and this industry will only keep getting bigger and bigger! Glad to be apart of it!

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