At Siemens, continuous learning has always been one of the keys to securing our future. The more highly qualified our employees are, the greater our innovative and competitive strength is as a company — meaning we can create an even greater impact and added value for our customers and society. Our ability and willingness to learn for life will be a decisive factor in determining whether we remain relevant and sustainably employable for the future in the face of constant change.Judith Wiese, Chief People Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer 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 2021, Siemens trained 6,700 apprentices and dual students worldwide.
In fiscal 2021, Siemens invested a total of 165 million Euro in lifelong learning opportunities – an average of 573 Euro per employee.
A global footprint
Siemens vocational education and dual study programs are available in 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 153 million Euro per year in vocational training. In fiscal 2021 alone, 6,700 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. More than 1,000 participants from third-party organizations joined our vocational programs in 2021.
Competencies of the future
Sustainability and digitalization are core components of Siemens DNA and our philosophy of apprenticeships and dual study programs. Our curricula are continuously aligned with competencies of the future, such as robotics, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and digital twins as well as resource efficiency and clean energy. Learners are enabled to experiment, try out and learn self-responsibly along these core competencies to create value for people and environment.
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 Siemens Professional 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 100,000 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 2021, the average Siemens employee spent some 21 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 World