Apprentice - Signaling Design Engineer (Level 4)

Job Description

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Siemens has expertise in many areas of technology, one of them being Railway Signalling Control systems and equipment, helping people get from A to B every single day, safely.

Siemens Mobility Ltd help to solve the problems of increasing traffic by working with railway operators to improve the capacity, punctuality and security of their systems and to ensure that the carbon footprint produced by transportation is kept to a minimum. As part of our Mobility division, you will be part of a team helping to design solutions and systems which have a real impact on the real world.

As an apprentice in Siemens Rail Infrastructure, you will be working with one of the Signalling project teams based in Chippenham. You will help to provide signalling solutions to the world’s Rail networks with the market leader in train control in the UK and globally.

The Challenge:

Part of being an apprentice at Siemens means you get to work on real life products and projects whilst also being supported on a guided learning journey. This will be a minimum of a 3 year apprenticeship (maximum of 4 years) where you will be put onto the Rail Engineering Advanced Technician Standard and undergo a range of assessments which will enable you to also achieve a Level 4 Vocational qualification and a rail industry recognised design assistant license. This may be subject to change depending on which colleges (local to the regional offices) are able to deliver the technical elements of the standard.

The Signalling Design Apprenticeship will ensure we have future Signalling Design Engineers who can maintain technical standards in all aspects of signalling design work and will be in direct support of the delivery of a number of train control projects.  This will include activities associated with train-borne and track-side equipment, signalling control and interlocking/line-side signalling. They will also be involved in project planning activities and the resolution of design issues and validation activities.

Our Apprentice Signalling Design Engineers are required to have an ONC in engineering and an Assistant Designer’s license in order to complete the programme and add value to the Design function. Apprentices will report to the Design Manager for the duration of the apprenticeship.  Apprentices will spend the first year of their programme building the knowledge and skills necessary for an ADE.  The second and third years of the programme will involve on and off-the-job development activity but will be much more engaged with the Design function.  In order to achieve the objectives of the programme the ADE Apprentice will have to participate with, and contribute to, projects to achieve the maximum output in outline and detailed signalling design.  The ADE Apprentice is responsible for the time and the quality performance of allocated project activities.  The ADE Apprentice will be required to assist the generation and production of test regimes in addition to testing and validation activity for our projects.

What are my responsibilities?

• To attend and successfully complete all training courses on training programme.
• To attend and successfully complete ONC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  
• Provide functional support on allocated projects. 
• Assist with Testing and Commissioning during implementation of projects.
• To work towards an IRSE Signalling Designer License.
• Assist in the planning and implementation of signalling activities, and in the production of            associated documentation.
• To take responsibility for the design data, its accuracy and integrity
• Ensuring that the work is progressed in a verifiable and reportable manner.
• Ensure safe systems are maintained in line with current operating procedures. 
• Duties carried out conforming to current Health and Safety at Work Act and associated                  Railway Legislation and company codes of conduct.

Measures of success:

• IRSE Assistant Designer’s Licence (1.1.100)
• Signal Works Testing Module 5 and relevant on the job experience
• Ordinary National Certificate (ONC) Engineering
• National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 in Engineering. (Mapped from IRSE                        Assistant Testers Licence1.3.150)

The Candidate:

Essential, Technical Competencies:

• 4 GCSE or Standard grades in Math, English and Science.
• Good communications and computer skills. 
• An ability and willingness to learn.
• Computer Literate


• Some interest/knowledge of railway signalling. 
• Able to communicate and work effectively within a dynamic team environment.
• Membership of IRSE or other relevant Engineering Institution.

The benefits of an apprenticeship:

Continue your learning whilst earning a starting salary of £16,000 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
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What else do I need to know?

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Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Full / Part time: Full-time

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