Apprentice Engineer at Siemens

Start Date:
2017
Location:
North East
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£14,500 annually
Review Date:
March 2019

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Review Score

10/10

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

10/10

I am currently in my training stage of the apprenticeship in year 2. For this I go on a rotation of each department in the facility as well as time working away on site. This is to gain an understanding of the business and gain experience in each department before applying for a home department to be based in. Therefore I support the engineers on jobs they have going on gaining understanding on each role.

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

10/10

I have learnt many new skills during my apprenticeship. For example as part of my training I was trained in fitting, milling, turning and maintenance for my PEOs. Operating machinery and completing fault finding on a range of equipment was new to me and helped me develop as an engineer massively.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I really enjoy the programme I am on as it allows you to get experience in a lot of aspects of engineering within a business from the machining side to drawing and quality. This means that I will then know exactly what I prefer and the route I want to take my career in the future.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

My programme has been structured well so far, I completed 9 months in college and 9 months in the training centre where I completed my level 2, and now I can wok towards my level 3 while on rotation. It is structured well in order to see every part of how the business works to allow us to go for a range of opportunities.

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

10/10

My employer supports me whenever it is needed if they are able to do so. For example if there is any higher qualifications I wish to progress onto they will support me in doing so as long as the qualification has a benefit to the business. If support is needed for personal issues they can also provide it through trained personnel within the company.

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

10/10

They are happy to support all apprentices working towards their qualifications if it is needed, they will point you in the correct direction and give advice and feedback. If any training is needed in order to complete jobs or to be able to progress they will also support with that.

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

10/10

The quality of the training I received was to a very high standard and therefore helps me a lot to perform in my role. I feel confident when completing tasks as well as having the confidence to seek help when it is required if a new task comes up during work.

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.)

10/10

There is often sporting events that employees are able to take part in, for example there is a football team anybody can be involved with. As well as this throughout the year they have charity events for people to get involved with such as a bike ride, football tournament or hike.

9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

The training provided by Siemens is of high quality allowing you to become and confident and competent engineer. As well as they also provide all apprentices with plenty of opportunities to allow you to progress and develop throughout your career. Being a worldwide company their training is known to be of a high standard.

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

I would advice people to definitely apply to the company as it is a really god place to get into. When going through the application process be sure to be confident in what you are saying and engage with people. Complete research into the aspect of the company you are applying for to gain a basic understanding of the workings.

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