The cycle time of products in digital technology is just a couple of months. Training employees takes years. Continuous learning thus remains a priority for us as we build the workforce of the future.Dr. Roland Busch, Deputy CEO, CTO, CHRO and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG
We believe in quality education and technical training for all
Equal access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that lie at very core of the UN Agenda 2030. At Siemens, we put all these sustainability goals into practice in day-to-day business. Quality of education, however, is especially close to our hearts.
Teaching vital digital skills to future-proof careers
To help people at all levels acquire and keep sharp the skills they need to shape a digital and automated future, educators at Siemens provide pioneering quality programs in dual vocational education and training as well as lifelong learning. We encourage and inspire people to take ownership of their careers and seize the learning opportunities we offer.
Education in numbers
In fiscal 2019, Siemens trained 10,400 apprentices and dual students worldwide.
In fiscal 2019, Siemens invested a total of 287 million Euro in lifelong learning opportunities – an average of 749 Euro per employee.
A global footprint
Siemens’ vocational education and dual study programs are available in more than 25 countries across the globe.
Apprenticeships and dual study programsProviding innovative and future-oriented education and training opportunities is key to the sustainability of our organization. To proactively address skill and qualification requirements as new job profiles emerge, we have created Siemens Professional Education. This in-house provider paves the way for talent into their digital working environments.
Vocational education at Siemens
At Siemens, we invest 234 million Euro per year in vocational training. In fiscal 2019 alone, 10,400 apprentices and dual students received vocational education, making us one of the largest providers of professional education for secondary-school graduates in the world. Our programs are not limited to apprentices and dual students at Siemens. 2,100 participants from third-party organizations joined our vocational programs in 2019. What makes our vocational training so popular is the quality of teaching. This quality translates into innovative tools and content.
25 digital competencies
To ensure consistently structured syllabi across our teaching facilities worldwide, we have defined 25 digital competencies. Our educators use the latest technologies in knowledge transfer to teach these technical and professional competencies, from cloud-computing and machine-to-machine-communication to sensors, robotic, and embedded systems.
Think global, train local
Siemens handles major projects all over the world. As part of our global activities, we develop local skills, sharing technical – and ever more digital – know-how. This way Siemens Professional Education supports our global business through a wide range of training activities and boosts job opportunities for local talent.
Dual education is a success story made in Germany
Dual education formats ensure daily opportunities for students to turn theory into practice, all while gaining valuable real-world experience on the job and taking the first steps in building their career. These programs put students on the fast track. As a global player, we are establishing this successful dual-training model outside of German-speaking culture. While the principle idea – theoretical study, applied learning, and on-the-job experience – remains, we adapt programs to local educational policies.
We’re continuously adapting our vocational training to new requirements – to make our apprentices as fit as possible for the future.Thomas Leubner, Head of Learning and Education
Lifelong learning for Siemens employeesAutomation and digital technologies, from cloud networking to machine learning, are rapidly transforming the way we work. And, this accelerated pace of change is here to stay. Lifelong learning is the tool that enables us to update and expand skill sets as our workplaces evolve.
At Siemens, we offer a wide range of courses. Whether people want to develop their personal skills, support managers in team development, or assist leaders of key operations in changing procedures and processes, there are offerings for everyone.
Arming the right people with the right skills
The course program, provided by a network of contributors within the company and external partners, with its over 15,000 content and learning modules is rich in topics and formats. We are expanding options for colleagues who prefer to learn at their own pace. Our new learning platform, My Learning World, brings working and learning closer together. In fiscal 2019, the average Siemens employee spent some 22 hours on expanding their horizons in business, technical subjects, or product.
Our key to success is providing people at Siemens with the right skills and competencies to succeed and future proof their careers.Daniela Proust, Head of Global Learning Campus