1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role at this point is to do maintained or break down for machines. I change placements every eight months. My last one was in controls where I done some job on control panels.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have an opportunity to learn a lot. Siemens provide a lot of different trainings such as: crane, pedestrian stacker, IOSH and others.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy this kind an education system, where I can gain practical and theoretical knowledge at same time. I can work together with experienced engineers and obtain their knowledge.
4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?
I feel that Siemens put a lot of effort to increase my value. And I feel that they trust us as apprentices, we can do different jobs and they always willing to help us.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Training structure is well organised. Induction is really long it takes two week to get inducted. If we need any help there is always support if we need anything.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Tutors in the college are very supportive, if we don't understand something they are willing to help us and explain it again. Assessors support is good as well if we have any questions we can arrange meeting and discuss any problems we got.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
HR team is always willing to help us. We walk to their office any time or just email and they will try to sort any problems as quick as possible.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
It is just on the edge but somehow I manage it. I travel 70 miles every day so I have to spend nearly 400 pounds every month on a car and petrol costs. Of course I have to pay rent and bills of the top of that.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Company try to make sure we are well treated. They provide us vouchers of 30 pounds for each of us. We can arrange any activity we want. There are different activities in our facilities such as: drive safe, flat Bill and others.
9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
This is good company with good future. They think about their employees and apprentices. They are very well organised and this is good chance to improve my skills and knowledge.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Siemens? *
Application process is quite long it starts at the beginning of the calendar year and it finishes after half a year. There is hard test to, probably one of the hardest test I ever had in my lifetime. Try to apply for different apprenticeship and do not relay on one of them so you have a back up plan, because it is a lot of people applying for this course and just few of them get`s it.
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