Advanced Apprenticeship – Traction and Rolling Stock at Siemens

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Advanced Apprenticeship – Traction and Rolling Stock

Believe there’s more than one way to secure a successful future?

So do we. We think our three-year Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance Apprenticeship programme is the best alternative to university for ambitious students, with an eye for engineering. Especially as you’ll gain professional qualifications and the reputation that comes with working for a prestigious engineering brand like Siemens.

This is a rare opportunity to earn money while showing your potential to a global innovator. Here at Siemens we build a better world using greener energy, cutting-edge software and ingenious inventions.

Siemens is a global technology and engineering powerhouse, committed to developing and producing the most advanced and innovative engineering technologies. The impact we make – from rail systems and renewable energy, to factory automation and medical imaging technology – shapes industries, cities and countries.

Siemens Rolling Stock is the leading passenger train maintainer in the UK, looking after over 1600 vehicles for customers like Heathrow Express, London Northwestern Railway, and South Western Railway.

The challenge

In the workplace, you will be part of a busy production team preparing trains for service, completing routine maintenance, and carrying-out fault finding. You will also visit other depots, departments, customers, and suppliers nationally, and take part in team-building days, volunteering events, and learner forums.

As an apprentice, you will receive first-rate training and tuition from Siemens, the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR), and a local college.

Year 1: You will spend the first year studying foundation and general engineering at a local college, working towards your technical competence.

During the summer, you will return to your local depot to meet your line manager and team, and complete new starter training to develop the business-specific skills and knowledge and ensure you are safe onsite, and develop your occupational and professional competencies.

Year 2: You’ll attend college for one day a week and spend the rest of your time as part of a busy production team preparing trains for service, completing routine maintenance, and carrying-out fault finding. You’ll complete a workplace development plan made up of coaching, placements, and projects, and undertake residential technical courses at NTAR.

Year 3: You’ll spend your third year continuing to develop and demonstrate technical, occupational, and professional competence, as you prepare for a role as a Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance Technician.

You will earn a full-time salary through-out the programme and be eligible for yearly pay review.

You will also have the opportunity to visit other depots, departments, customers, and suppliers nationally, socialise with learners from across the country, and take part in team-building activities, community engagement events, and learner voice forums.

The candidate

  • You should have 5 GCSEs A-C (or 4-9), two of them being English Language and Maths
  • You should have good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You should have good organisational and time management skills
  • You should be collaborative with excellent team-working skills
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About Siemens

We’re Siemens. A collection of over 348,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them. We have offices across the UK, full of talented individual’s helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us and be a Future Maker?

We’re excited to hear that you would like to join us here at Siemens. Our people love it here and we want you to be a part of helping us make real, what matters.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role. We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

What else do I need to know?

We know that not everyone’s lifestyle is the same, so we operate a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We embrace diversity and create what’s right for the world by employing the people who live in it.

Siemens recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.

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