What's on offer?Apprenticeships are a great way for us to turn today’s talented young people into the experts we need tomorrow. Whether you’re interested in Engineering, Business Administration or Finance, we have opportunities for you. We have more than 500 apprentices at Siemens in total and, with over 15,000 people working in the UK, you’ll play an important part in everyday life here. It’s why nearly all of our apprentices go on to secure permanent roles once they finish. As an apprentice, your role will be as diverse as the things we make. In the UK alone, we manufacture products such as industrial gas turbines, traffic lights and train radios, help produce cleaner energy through wind turbines and keep rail networks running smoothly with more efficient trains.
Every day at Siemens is different. As part of my apprenticeship I complete rotational placements throughout the business, this allows me to experience each department and what they do. Each department provides me with different activities to complete. It’s great because every day I have a task to do that allows me to use the knowledge that I have learnt in the classroom.Aamir Adam, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Apprentice, Manchester
Students looking for an advanced apprenticeship should have, or be expecting, a minimum of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above* including Maths, English and Science.
Students looking for a higher or degree apprenticeships should have a BTEC National Certificate / A Levels in a relevant discipline/s.
During the process, we're looking at your overall skills and personality so the best you can do is to simply be yourself. Remember, it's as much of an opportunity for you to get to know us, as well as allowing us to get to know you - it's very much a two way process.
- Competitive salary and bonus
- Starting from 26 days holiday a year, increasing with length of service
- Access to our flexible benefits package which you can tailor to suit you, allowing you to choose from a range of benefits from private medical insurance to gym memberships
- Siemens Perks at Work - giving you up to 55% off cinema and theme park tickets, 20% off EE phone contracts and many more discounts on goods and services
- Worthwhile pension scheme
- Employee share matching programme
- Tailored personal development and on-the-job training
- Part of both local and national networks of Graduates & early career professionals, who plan regular social activities both inside and outside of work
- 2 paid volunteering days per year; encouraging you to support our local communities and charities
Safeguarding learners is part of our Zero Harm culture, and we have robust safeguarding policies and procedures in place to ensure that the wellbeing of our learners is supported and prioritised at every step of their scheme. We have designated Safeguarding Person’s and Mental Health First Aiders in each business to help identify indicators of abuse, radicalisation and harm; as well as wellbeing champions and employee programmes to provide further support.
We run apprenticeships in a number of locations: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Belfast, Birmingham, Chippenham, Coventry, Droitwich, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Hayes, Hebburn, Leeds, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton, Poole, Southampton, Stoke Poges, Ulverston, Warwick and York. Make sure you check our open opportunities as we may have roles in other locations too.
The number of apprentices we recruit is increasing year on year. Currently it's 150+ and rising.
A games-based assessment is a method of assessing a candidates behaviours and traits, as well as ability, in a more fun and engaging way. They directly gather observable evidence of behaviours and traits that have previously been impossible to measure (in traditional numerical and verbal reasoning testing) - and most importantly, you have more fun doing them!
There isn't any way you can particuarly prepare for the assessment, but just make sure you're in a suitable environment where you won't be interrupted!
A strengths based interview is a way of interviewing that focuses on what you interests you as a person, which is then assessed against the core strengths that have been identified in the Siemens Entry Level Talent (ELT) top performers. This allows us to focus more on your potential and what energises you, rather than your past experiences.
To help you prepare, it might be useful to think of what tasks/activities you've particularly enjoyed, and think overall about what you enjoy/what interests & energises you and what you like/dislike etc.