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Apprentice - Engineering Technician (Level 3)

Job Description

Believe there’s more than one way to secure a successful future?


So do we. We think our apprenticeship programmes are the best alternative to the usual university/college route for ambitious students, especially as you’ll earn a level 3 engineering qualification whilst also benefiting from relevant and practical hands-on experience and the reputation that comes with working for a prestigious engineering brand like Siemens.

This is a rare opportunity to earn money while showing your potential to a global innovator. Here at Siemens, we build a better world using greener energy, cutting-edge software, and ingenious inventions.

Manchester is the UK Siemens Headquarters, responsible for sales, marketing, technical support, and customer services for the global industrial market. Siemens also has engineers positioned throughout the UK in field service teams providing support at our customers’ sites with industrial control systems, motion control applications, machine tools and industrial communication networks.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference and are excited about the prospect of learning new skills, taking on extra responsibilities and acting as if Siemens was your own business.

The challenge:

Our apprenticeship programme lasts for approximately 4 years, during which time you will spend time studying towards your academic qualifications whilst working in our Worcestershire business.
We have one option to join our Engineering Apprenticeship: the standard entry route straight into our program at our Worcestershire location.

What are my responsibilities:

Engineering Technicians in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:

  • Apply safe systems of working
  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services
  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
  • Have a commitment to continued professional development
  • Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long-term career development.
  • Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

Your learning journey begins here:

Part of being an apprentice at Siemens means you get to work on real life projects whilst also being supported. During this apprenticeship you will work towards engineering qualifications.

  • A Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • A Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • A Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification

The candidate:

We are looking for forward-thinking, inquisitive candidates that demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Have a strong Growth Mindset - Resilient in the face of adversity, excited by the prospect of learning new things and motivated to continually stretch and challenge yourself.
  • You think logically, willing to self-learn and research, and take a creative approach to problem solving
  • Passionate about technology and always keen to learn new skills.
  • You are organised and happy to be challenged and stretched.
  • You enjoy collaborating with others to find innovative solutions
  • You can work independently, safely, and responsibly; take ownership of challenges and ideas and are looking to develop your ability to drive and lead change
  • Identify with our values of Zero Harm, Innovative, Excellent and Responsible.
  • Be excited by the prospect of working for the Siemens Digital Industries Division, with our product portfolio and in our customers’ industries.

Minimum educational requirements:

You will have achieved or be on track to achieve 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.

The benefits of an apprenticeship:

  • Continue your learning whilst earning a starting salary of £12,500 per annum as well as an annual bonus!
  • Have the chance to join a community of highly skilled engineers who will help you on your learning journey
  • Stay at the forefront of innovation by joining Europe's leading engineering and technology company
  • Join our flexible benefits scheme with access to private medical care, discounted cinema tickets and gym membership and so much more! Be a part of the Entry Level Talent community with other ambitious young people and take paid volunteering days so you can help others with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme
  •  Have real responsibility and contribute towards live rail projects as well as the opportunity to develop soft skills to compliment your technical skills in the workplace
  •  Not sure between going to university or getting an apprenticeship? Click here to hear from one of our recruiters and her mum talk about the different options after college.

What else do I need to know?

We’re looking for forward-thinking teammates with the aptitude and attitude to succeed in the world of engineering. Think this is you? Apply Now.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We embrace diversity and create what’s right for the world by employing the people who live in it.

Siemens recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.


Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens plc

Experience Level: not defined

Full / Part time: Full-time

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