Students receive valuable educational and career development opportunities:
- Students spend two 4-month terms at Siemens Canada where they learn through a variety of learning methodologies including classroom, e-learning, Siemens systems and product training, mentorship rotations across Siemens business units, and additional hands-on experience in various areas of applications.
- The first term takes place prior to their final Academic year (May – August) and the second term takes place after graduation (May – August the following calendar year)
- Students are hired by Siemens Canada and paid a student full-time salary throughout their enrollment with SCETA
- Siemens provides tuition allowance while they are enrolled with SCETA for up to a maximum of one Academic year prior to their graduation from university or college
- Upon graduation, select students are offered full-time positions at Siemens Canada
Students receive a valuable educational and career development curriculum:
- learn about the most advanced innovations in engineering technology, develop professional skills, and expand their professional network
- have their educational qualifications enhanced through experience 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, giving them an advantage over their non-SCETA colleagues.
Typical theory periods, which emphasize overall competence and decision-making skills, include:
- Job-specific specialist technical knowledge
- Generalist business knowledge
- Interpersonal/social and 'soft' skills
- A thematic approach to subjects taught every day for a period of time (i.e. in blocks) or one day per week for an extended period of time
Practical periods, which emphasize real-life experience in a true work environment, include:
- Career-oriented practical specialist and methodology knowledge
- "Real" work in the company's projects and day-to-day operations
- Personalized support from the instructor and/or mentor
- Business rotation in Siemens Canada's Engineering, Engineering and Technology, Projects/Field Services or Innovation and Design areas
Engineering and engineering technology students must be enrolled in the co-operative education 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 four 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.