1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Siemens is offering a 3year rotational programme, where you get to experience lots of different business units. Depending on what business unit you are working in your daily tasks will change. Most days you'll have interactions with your team customers and suppliers.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Siemens will sponsor you to do a CIMA qualification through your 3 year programme. You will also do a Level 4 High Apprenticeship. Siemens also will provide any training courses that you feel that you need and will help in anyway in developing skills and teaching new ones. This can be through external or internal training course.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Only being a first year, I have to say that my time with Siemens has been very enjoyable. The atmosphere around the workplace is amazing and everyone in Siemens is welling to help you if you have any problem, being work related or personal. Siemens has exceeded my expectations in the way they look after their employees.
4. How valued do you feel by Siemens?
Being on a talent programme, Siemens takes good care of you, because you are the future generation. Siemens has ways of recognizing good work and excellence. Managers are keen on praising things you do and give their students better recognition within the whole of Siemens. You feel valued by the amount of responsibility that is given to you.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Siemens has a very structured programme, with lots of training and support available. The induction period, was very good and had lots of team building events and talks, which made you feel welcome and learn about the company more and the way it operates. There is so much support on the programme from tutors at BBP, placement manager, academy manager and mentors. Overall the structure of the programme is very good and well timed with heaps of opportunities.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Lots. BBP has tutors available all the time and it doesn't matter whether you drop into any centre as rooms are available for you to work. Tutors are always willing to help, whether that is a livemeeting or face to face. All BBP centres seem to positioned by train stations which make it very easy to get to.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Siemens sponsors you to do CIMA, so pays for all your training. All your placement managers take the time to go through what you will be doing and wont push you unless they know you can take the load, to further improve you as a person and employee. If you ever have a problem within Siemens, there is always someone willing to help.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Siemens offers a very competitive salary, alongside helping you with living cost if you want to relocate to a different part of the country. Siemens doesn't just offer you a salary package, but also lots of other different benefits within the company, and looks to look after its employees I everyway.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are lots of events that students are allowed to attend. Siemens encourages everyone to go out and give something back to the local community as well. There are regular team meet ups outside of work, as well as corporate events, which is great for networking within Siemens.
9. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend?
Siemens is a great company to work for. It provides you with vast opportunities and huge amounts of training and support. The atmosphere within the company is very friendly which contributes to the immense supportive nature.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Siemens?
Be yourself. Don't believe that you have to become a leader in a team event on the assessment day. They are more looking for whether you can work effectively within the team. Try and pitch your best traits as best as possibly. Always do your research, and when looking at Siemens try researching the organization structure as it has been reshuffled and not many understand it that well, so this will probably impress the panel, if understood.
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