Apprentice Signalling Design Engineer at Siemens

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Start Date:
Yorkshire & The Humber
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£1,200 monthly
Review Date:
February 2019

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Review Score

8.2 /10

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


As a apprentice signalling design engineer you can do many different tasks on a day-to-day basis. Often this involves admin or document work such as processing records or printing/scanning when you further your knowledge, but you also begin to produced, alter and update designs on CAD. As you learn more technical information the role changes with you

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


So far in my apprenticeship I have both gained new skills and developed existing ones. Obviously you continue to develop skills such as teamwork, time management and other personal skills. Before I began working here I had very little to no technical knowledge on the subjects involved to I have learnt everything new so far.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Overall I enjoy the apprenticeship programme that I am on. At the start it can be a little slow, working on repetitive tasks such as updating records, printing out designs and other more simple tasks but as you gain more knowledge you are able to do more different tasks and it becomes more enjoyable

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


At the beginning of the apprenticeship it is very well organised, all the training that you need is booked for you and explained by your manager. Once you complete your general training at college in your first year and move into the office it is more on you to progress and seek out additional training

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


In general I receive all the support that I require from my employer. Day to day I am provided support from managers and anyone else in the office should I require it, technical support like IT and CAD Admins are available in the office if you need them and I feel that I am provided with all the support I need to progress

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


When working towards my technical qualifications I am provided with all the support that I need to achieve the highest grade possible. During lesson time the tutors are always available to offer help with the work, if you have any issues department heads are available to raise concerns too and there are all the recourse you need there

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


I think that the qualifications that I have gained from my training provider are helping me indirectly to perform better in my role. At college I don't really learn anything that I use directly at work but it does help me to understand technical information better by having more background knowledge

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


There are a few organised events a year I can get involved with at work, things such as Christmas parties events for the end of a project, but there are also more informal events organised by people in the office to take part in once you get to know the people your working with

9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend?


9b. Why?

SIEMENS is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe so it offers many opportunities to progress how ever you wish. They provide all the support that you need and you gain valuable qualifications from it with the option to progress onto a degree if you wish too continue to learn after your mandatory training

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

Personal skills are valued much more than the qualifications that you have. If you can prove that you have the ability to learn then they will put you through the training to make you able to perform your role well. Try and gain some experience in a similar area (e.g CAD) before applying as it will make you stand out over other applicants

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