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Applications for 2023 are now open!

See below to apply to our 5-month or 17-month programs. 

What is SCETA?

Gaining the skills to succeed

Siemens Certified Education and Talent Academy (SCETA) is a Work Integrated Learning Program (WILP) to equip students in Canada with the educational and professional foundation required for successful careers within Siemens Canada.

17-month SCETA Term
Students receive valuable educational and career development opportunities. 

Students spend two summer terms at Siemens in Canada where they participate in a variety of learning opportunities including classroom, e-learning, Siemens systems and product training, mentorship, and additional hands-on experience in various industry applications.

The first term takes place prior to their final Academic year (May – August) and the second term takes place after graduation (May – September) the following calendar year. 

Students are hired by Siemens in Canada and paid a monthly stipend throughout their enrollment with SCETA -  including the eight months they are back in school between summers. 

Siemens provides a one-time limited tuition reimbursement upon sucessful graduation while the students are enrolled with SCETA.

Upon graduation, select students are offered full-time positions at Siemens Canada.

SCETA Timeline, 17-month program:    

What to expect for the Co-op and School Term balance.

Five-month SCETA Term

Siemens Canada is looking to bring highly qualified and enthusiastic personnel on board through the five-month Siemens Certified Education and Talent Academy (SCETA) term.  This unique opportunity lets you experience the German Work Integrated Learning (WILP) program in Canada. This German WIL approach is respected globally for bringing highly effective employees into Siemens and is at the heart of German industrial strength.

This SCETA WILP term is designed to accelerate your skills so you will have an immediate professional impact.  You will be immersed in both specific training events and practical experience with multiple Siemens business units. As part of Siemens Canada, you will contribute to projects that address the most critical challenges of our human history, including climate change. 

The objective of this new SCETA term is to have you join a Siemens industry at the end of the five-month term should everything align, opening the door to all Siemens Canada. Furthermore, once established, the global career network of Siemens (present in 190 countries) is available to you. During this five-month term (May 1 to September 30) you will also be paid a monthly stipend while you are trained.


  • Duration: May 1, 2023 to Sept 29, 2023
  • One-month SCETA on-line orientation in May. Learn about all things Siemens, and obtain business knowledge.
  • Four months with an industry unit for training and practical experience, either online or onsite (role dependent)
  • Travel flexibility is needed

17-month program - Specific requirements are as follows:

  • Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Availability to complete all educational, and training with Siemens Canada
  • Willingness to relocate and travel, as required
  • Work Authorization: Must be legally authorized to work in Canada at the time of application
  • Commitment to work at Siemens on a full-time basis for a minimum of two years after graduation

Applicants should be resourceful - true problem solvers who challenge themselves to find the most effective and efficient solutions to complex challenges. It's a program for those who want to have an impact - to contribute toward the future success of Siemens, its customers, and the world in general.

5-month program - Specific requirements are as follows:

  • You need to have completed classes by April 2023 and be available to work the summer
  • Summer co-ops are accepted but not required (graduate either April 2023 or September 2023)
  • Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Work Authorization: Must be legally authorized to work in Canada at the time of application

This 5-month program SCETA program is directed at college trades programs, including: 

  • Technician: Smart Building, HVAC, Security System, Fire Protection System, IoT, e-Mobility
  • Engineering technologies
  • Electrical/Electronics technologies
  • Instrumentation technologies
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics

Students receive valuable educational and career development opportunities:

  • Experience life with a global leader in engineering technology, develop your professional skills, and expand your professional network
  • Enhance your educational qualifications by working with the leading-edge experts and technology of Siemens, one of the world's foremost engineering and technology companies
  • Graduate with professional and workplace skills to kick-start a successful career in the industry, providing an advantage over non-SCETA colleagues.

Typical theory periods, which emphasize overall competence and decision-making skills, include:

  • Job-specific specialist technical knowledge
  • General business knowledge
  • Interpersonal/social and 'soft' skills
  • Communication and accountability skills

Practical periods, which emphasize real-life experience in a true work environment, include:

  • Support from career-oriented practical specialists
  • Real work in projects and day-to-day operations
  • Personalized guidance from supervisor and/or mentor
  • Business experience in Siemens Canada's Engineering, Engineering and Technology, Projects/Field Services, or Innovation and Design areas

Some of the career paths under the 17-month program after completion may include: 

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Business Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Service and Support
  • Technical Sales
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Test Engineering

Some of the available roles under the 5-month program after completion may include:

  • Service and construction field technician (hands-on field work)
  • Installation specialist (hands-on field work)
  • Project management (planning, coordinating, and finance)
  • Project design and quotation (collaborating with consulting firms)          
  • Customer support technician (addressing direct customer issues)
Earn while you learn

Jobs & Careers

Are you graduating school soon and looking for an exciting career opportunity with Siemens?


Join our prestigious Siemens Certified Education and Talent Academy (SCETA) – and receive a stipend while you learn.

Our unique Dual Education program recruits the most prestigious students to prepare you to take a future leadership role in the company. Siemens provides comprehensive training, pays you while you work and throughout your final year of studies.

Apply now! We will review all Program applications up to Friday, February 17, 2023.



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