Research & Development at Siemens

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Start Date:
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Review Date:
May 2019

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


My role on a day to day basis involves working with professionals in the Mechanical and eletro-mechanical team. This includes the use of design work using CAD and different 3D designing tools to produce new products and to rework other products already in circulation. in addition, I create technical drawings and proceed with document management to ensure all changes are logged.

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


I have developed many skills over the time i have worked here. i have developed soft skills such as communication skills through listening and verbal communication as i talk to members of my team who may need my assistance or vice versa. in addition, i have developed technical skills including CAD work and other ICT skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


My programme is very engaging and has many different benefits. i enjoy aspects of my programme such as designing and using 3D CAD tools. However somethings i enjoy less and wish i got a little more practical work and developed these skills. I receive adequate amount of training but i would like more training.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The organisation and structure of my programme was very poor to begin with as no one knew what we were supposed to be doing. we were very much left to just figure things out. However it has picked up and have been given a structure to follow after we requested it.

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


I receive adequate support from my employer regarding training and developing skills, however this can still be a challenge to get the attention required to learn what is being asked of me. when i am on a training course however, it is fully supported by my employer. i like this

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


Bath College are a great college as they would support you ideas and situation that may require additional support for my qualification. I expressed that i wanted to attend University and asked if i could pursue further maths so that i can hopefully reach my target of a degree and they sere very supportive with this matter.

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


This gives me a better understanding of different aspects of my current role at work. i have been able to learn about different engineering principles that play a role in my job at work. in addition, i have been able to get an appreciation of other CAD tools as well

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 activities tat my work place that i could attend however the majority of these are aimed towards peoples teams as a tam building event. unfortunately, my team do not have any extra activities which means i do not attend. in addition, professional networking events are more prestigious so apprentices are rarely invited

9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend?


9b. Why?

They are a great company to work for as they provide you with training and fully endorse the events. it has a nice community feel with certain areas of the company you are in. in addition, Siemens is a big name and will allow you to move much further into a career if you choose to do so.

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

Make sure you apply early as it can be occasionally difficult to get in. in addition, you have to remember to be proactive otherwise the job can become very repetitive and dull at times. you have to be willing to learn new skills every day and to be pushed by team members. dont expect to make any friends here tho.

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