Signal Design Apprentice at Siemens

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Start Date:
Yorkshire & The Humber
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£1,124 monthly
Review Date:
February 2019

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Review Score

8.4 /10

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


As an Signaling Design Apprentice, my role consists of producing designs for all sorts of things such as wiring for location cases, circuit diagram and cable schematics etc. It also involves me checking my drawings and others. On a day to day basis, I come into work and either start with a new project or carry on with what I have been doing the last few days. This allows my work to either be focusing or exciting for the new work.

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


The skills I have learnt through working with Siemens as an apprentice are great, skills such as computer skills, design skills and just general office skills have increased massively. I have also learnt many skills to working physically on the railway through all the training courses I have been sent on, the training course teach you hands on and theoretically.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The programme I am on is thoroughly enjoyable, due to many factors. First of all I get given an opportunity of a life time to learn new skills and develop my self into a great engineer. I am also treated very well within the company and always feel welcome and protected, they are also very good guidance help.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The organization and structure of the programme is brilliant, at the start, the programme is laid out and told me very clear and I am aware what I will be getting up to throughout the 3 year apprenticeship. Throughout each year the everything is organized and there is no mishaps or errors when it comes to training courses regarding when and where etc..

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


I receive so much support from my employer as they are the ones that guide me and teach me how to do things. Not only this but when a project is being worked on, my employer will give me feedback through support and if anything needs amended they will help and guide me through it.

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


My training provider is okay, we see our training provider once a week, this is at college and we learn through college lessons, however a lot of the work is left to our selves and were not always given the right guidance for each assessment we have, although self motivation and independency are important, it is also important to actually be taught certain subjects, not just left to research our selves.

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


the qualification that I am getting from my training provider is crucial to my work, this is because my employer and others look for the education and how well you can perform, thus meaning the higher level qualification you can get, the more likely you are to impress not just your own employer but others too. Having more and better qualifications means that there are less things that aren't possible to do due to not being qualified enough

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 extra-curricular activities that are available when working with Siemens, we have a social network exclusively for Siemens employees which is great to communicate with. We also have a social even called coffee roulette where you are randomly picked a partner from a list and you have to go have a coffee with them even if you don't know them, so that you can get to know them.

9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend?


9b. Why?

I would recommend Siemens to a friend because it is a great company to work for and they really do take care of you. Not only that but they will give the opportunity to excel and at engineering, they are able to do this massively by putting you on the right training courses that you need to develop your skills.

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

When applying for Siemens, you want to be confident, ready to learn and excel your knowledge. If you are not prepared to take on all the learning that will only better you, then maybe you're not ready. You will only gain from this company, whether it be money, knowledge, interests and how good of an engineer you are.

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