Internships at Siemens

It’s never too soon to start your future. The world is changing and now is the time to make a difference. Getting a step ahead with one of our internships gives you the opportunity to speak up and to be here. At the cutting edge of technology and engineering.

The programmes

Moving beyond the theory

First or second year university student? Maximise your summer break or placement year by discovering how we can put your degree to work, shaping the future of the real world. And let us show you how you take your skills global. From learning how a few lines of code connects millions of people to exploring the heights and depth of our futuristic transport projects, see what it really takes to be here with us.

Our vacancies for 2021 will be live from mid-September but the majority will be from November.

Register your interest in your desired programme by clicking on the right link below and you’ll be notified when the roles open. You must upload your CV in order to be considered for your programme of choice.

Work with a diverse, international group of visionary professionals on complex and innovative digital projects. All while learning what matters to our customers and how through them you can touch the lives of millions.

We create infrastructure that powers and moves whole countries, if not continents. You’ll broaden your electrical skills on ambitious projects, while supporting different parts of the business solving various electrical problems.

You’ll take ownership of exciting engineering projects, focusing on the side that develops tactical management, team leadership, and relationships with key stakeholders and external partners.

Learn to become a consultant who inspires us to continuously improve on our environmental, health and safety activities. Work towards transforming Siemens into a carbon-neutral business and develop cross-functional project skills.

An exciting side of Siemens where you’ll analyse our market and competitors, while driving up the performance of our teams’ financial, strategic, cultural and other unique activities.

Join Siemens and become a crucial part of our finance division. Support our UK Field Finance and Commercial team by managing timely and accurate reports to help drive our regional performance. 

You will bring your skills to one of our many infrastructure projects, be it the initial design and build or using your commercial flair to ensure we’re getting the best out of our contractual relationships.

Industrial placement (12 months)

Our 12 month internships are ideal for someone looking to complete a placement year as part of their degree. They are designed to lay solid foundations for a successful career, through a tailored development programme; giving you the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in one of our exciting business areas.

Summer placement (3 months)

Our 3 month summer internships are designed to give you an introduction to the world of a global company. You'll experience life in either Engineering, Business or IT and have the opportunity to build your professional network, ready for when you graduate.

Start your journey with us

What's on offer?

Whether you’re in the first or second year of your degree, embarking on a summer break or doing a placement year with uni, this is your chance to learn about how our work impacts everyday life across the world. And how you could be there at the centre of that work. From learning how a line of code develops into millions of downloads to exploring the depths and heights of our varying transport projects, build your skills and see how you can be here with us, shaping the future.
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Brave enough to re-imagine the world around you?

People choose different careers for very different reasons. For some, it’s money. Others, it’s doing work that will change the world. Then, there are those who just want somewhere to fit in. You know what we think? Any career worth your time should offer all this and more.  

Find out more about our UK Internship opportunities

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Where will I be based?

We have over 15,000 people across 25 major offices and 13 manufacturing sites in the UK - so there are plenty of opportunities.

Some of our key locations are:

  1. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  2. Birmingham
  3. Congleton
  4. Chippenham
  5. Croydon
  6. Derby
  7. Euston, London
  8. Frimley
  9. Glasgow
  10. Hull
  11. Lincoln
  12. Manchester
  13. Newcastle
  14. Northampton
  15. Oxford
  16. Poole
  17. Stoke Poges
  18. The Crystal, London
  19. Warwick
  20. Worcester
  21. York
Training and development

Training and development

We put our interns to good use. Here, we'll challenge you with new ways of thinking and set you targets that will make a genuine impact on the business. So, if you join us on one of our 12 month internships, you'll follow our structured Internship Development Programme (IDP) that will capture your imagination, unleash your potential and lay the foundation for a meaningful career.   We've carefully designed two events and three modules to maximise your potential at your current stage in life. How did we develop them? We asked undergraduates what tools would be most valuable, and combined them with the skills companies like us are looking for.
Application requirements

What do I need to apply?

We're looking for curious, inquisitive students who want to make a difference.

The ideal person will:

  1. Be studying for a relevant degree and on track to pass with a 2:2 or higher (some roles may ask for a 2:1 or higher)
  2. Have an interest in Engineering, Business, IT, HR, Manufacturing, Finance or Communications
  3. Have the ability to adapt, collaborate and solve problems
  4. Be curious to learn and want to truly help make a difference

We always say that it's best to check the individual job description for the role you're interested in, as the pre-requisities may differ between roles.

Application process

How do I apply and what's the process?

If you think you're suitable, then complete our online application. Once you've applied for one of our roles online, be prepared for:

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.


Where are they now?

Our internships offer the perfect opportunity to get ahead and begin a promising career at Siemens. Hear from the people who found that out for themselves.
A year ago, I was an intern myself. Now I’m a manager. Once my internship was over, I asked my line manager if there was any way I could stay on working for Siemens part-time while I went back to university and we found a way to make it work for both of us. More recently, I started working full-time at Siemens after finishing university in May. A manager role came up quite early on and I applied to show my interest. I was successful and now I even have an intern working for me.
Claudia Hurst, Human Resources Intern of the Year 2015
Rewards and benefits

Benefits to suit your individual lifestyle

We value the contribution you make to our success and want to reward you accordingly. And we also understand that everyone’s lifestyle is different. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive package of benefits that meets your needs. Here’s what we offer:

We value the contribution you make to our success and want to reward you accordingly. And we also understand that everyone’s lifestyle is different. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive package of benefits that meets your needs. Here’s what we offer:


A suite of benefits including discounted gym memberships; travel insurance; medical cover; critical illness cover and cycle2work schemes.


A competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed. Depending on your role, you could qualify for bonus/commission schemes, overtime and/ or shift allowances.


A wide range of discounted goods and services including mobile phones; utility bills; cinema tickets; and Siemens and Bosch products.


21 weeks’ full pay for maternity/adoption leave, two weeks’ full pay for paternity leave and 10 weeks’ full pay for shared parental leave.


There are a number of affordable schemes through which you can become a Siemens shareholder.


26 days’ annual leave, which increases with service. Most of our businesses give you the option to buy and sell up to five days holiday each year.


Your optional contributions will be matched by us by up to 10%. We’re proud that our Siemens Investor Plan is credited with the Pension Quality Mark Plus.


We offer excellent health benefits and run a wide range of programmes, including training and support, health checks and an employee assistance scheme.


Every employee gets two paid volunteering days every year to support a charitable cause.

Frequently asked questions

What else do I need to know?

Want some more information about internships at Siemens? Here are some of our most asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

For a 12 month internship, the ideal candidate would be someone studying towards a degree and looking to complete a placement year. However we do offer shorter placements too.

Yes, we’re an A-rated sponsor under Tier 2 of the UK Immigration Points Based System (PBS). In the UK, we hire people based on merit and accept applications from both European Economic Area (EEA) and non-European Economic Area students. However you must have (or be able to obtain) the right to work in the UK.

Yes of course, although you may be better suited to a graduate role at Siemens. Please take a look at the UK Graduate Development Programme before making a decision.

When you submitted your application, you should have received an email from us acknowledging your application. We normally review applications once the closing date has passed, however if a role is advertised for an immediate start you may hear from us sooner.

We’ve found that online testing is a good, objective indicator of how successful graduates will be when they join. Our online system allows you to complete the tests in your own time and in a convenient place.

Unfortunately not. Candidates will only be given one opportunity (per academic year) to complete the test. However once you’ve passed it, you won’t be required to retake it for any further applications made that year. Just let your recruiter know this when applying.

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, it’s not possible to supply feedback at application and testing stages. However, if you’ve attended an assessment centre or interview and you would like feedback, we’ll happily provide it.

Yes. You’ll get reasonable expenditure reimbursed. If in doubt, check the details with us before you incur any costs.

Please let us know if you need us to adjust our processes – we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Simply log into the Siemens careers page and update your profile. Your details will then be updated and saved.

Absolutely. Please visit the Employee Referral Programme intranet site before your friend applies online.

Your recruiter will provide you with email updates throughout the recruitment process, so if you have any specific queries regarding your application, please contact them.

We recruit predominantly year-long industry placements, with a smaller amount of summer internships. We have a wide variety of internships available, across Engineering, Business, IT, Finance, HR and Communications.

We have a number of key sites across the UK including: Ashby, Congleton, Chippenham, The Crystal (London), Frimley, Hull, Lincoln, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton, Oxford, Poole, Stoke Poges and Warwick.

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.