Mission: We make real what matters.
#FutureMaker Ting Wu writes about the power of the pen in this interesting article!
We are delighted to be named as a top apprenticeship employer by Rate My Apprenticeship, where we are ranked 11th in the top 100. Apprenticeships are a great way of turning today’s talented young people into the experts we need tomorrow and we proud to have over 600 apprentices here in the UK. You can find out more about our apprenticeship programmes here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJQ9
People at Siemens are thinkers, dreamers and doers. That's why we recruit people with more than just a passion for disruptive ideas - they must also have the courage to bring them to life.
We believe those ideas can come from anywhere. It's how we design and implement over 7,600 different inventions around the world each year. Some emerged from our 36-hour hackathons, others were simply thought of while sitting outside in our cafe. There’s no working behind closed doors here. We invite everyone to work collaboratively and act as if Siemens were their own company – it’s all part of our Ownership Culture.
Taking care of each other and the world we live in
There's nothing more important than the health and wellbeing of our colleagues. So, no matter who the customer or how tight the deadline, we will never compromise on the safety of our people. Our Zero Harm policy means no accidents, no incidents, no harm. Wellbeing is a key focus this year, with one of our corporate sponsorships being MIND UK. And our Healthy@Siemens programme and network of wellbeing champions help all colleagues to focus on their own physical and mental health.
We really value our customers. They’re the reason for our existence. They come to us because of our reputation, as well as our innovation and technology. However, they’ve told us that there are things we can all do to make the service we provide to them, even better. We want the way our customers feel, to be just as good as what they get from us. By improving the way we behave with both our colleagues and the people we serve, we’ll stay competitive in the marketplace, our customers will be happier — and they’ll stay with us for longer.
“We must differentiate ourselves, not only by technology, but by having a closer relationship with our customers and be a partner with them.” – Carl Ennis, Managing Director, Energy Management.
Engineering Britain's Future
Britain is leading the charge into the future – working on new ideas to meet individual demands, power our homes and keep our cities in motion, enabling us all to progress, no matter what expanding population and changing resources can throw at us. Because where others see challenges, we see opportunities. Ways to make things smarter, cleaner, better.
Ingenuity for life ensures the foundation for a strong economy, by helping our customers create sustainable energy from our natural resources. Ingenuity for life makes our cities more liveable and appealing, by making them more efficient and environmentally friendly, and improving punctuality.
“Much more than a simple tagline, ‘Ingenuity for life’ is our brand promise that permeates everything we do as a company. It’s the promise we make to our customers, our colleagues and society. At the core of what we do, we take responsibility in communities seriously and huge investment is creating real local value add across the UK.” – Juergen Maier, Chief Executive.
To bring Ingenuity for Life is our promise to act responsibly, look after the world we live in and the communities in which we operate. To realise this, our people are able to take two paid days per year to volunteer in activities such as encouraging STEM subjects, protecting the environment and supporting the community. There’s also the chance to get involved in supporting our four charities this year; MIND, The Wildlife Trust, Greenpower and Teach First.
The Curiosity Project
The skills of our people is the reason for our continued success. Looking to the future, we've realised there is a skills gap, not just at Siemens but in the engineering sector as a whole. According to the EngineeringUK Report 2015, engineering companies are projected to need 1.86 million people with engineering skills from 2010-2020. This means that the UK needs to double the numbers of engineering apprentices and graduates coming out of colleges and universities. To get younger people excited about engineering, we've launched the Curiosity Project; a three-year engagement programme where we work extensively in education and schools to, hopefully, reach over 5 million children. Read more about it on The Curiosity Project website.
Great minds think differently. We believe diversity creates more opportunity for success. That's why we recruit great minds from all walks of life; it doesn't matter the gender, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation or disability. Our main aim is to find people from around the globe who can contribute to world-changing technology.
Supporting Service Leaders
We recently hosted the first of many military insight days, with the aim of giving an overview of opportunities and careers in transport. We signed the Military Covenant, joining over 1,500 organisations from across the UK committed to making sure the Armed Forces community is treated fairly and making sure they use their highly transferable skills.
We want to ensure that as well as recruiting, we're supporting ex-military personnel throughout this transition period of their careers. Take a look at the video below to hear the great success stories of current Siemens employees who are service leavers.
Women are still significantly underrepresented in the engineering and technology industry.That's why, over the past years, we've strived to create significantly more employment opportunities for women. From board level to every work place, contributing to the UN’s sustainable development goal of “Gender Balance”. One way we are doing this is through the Siemens SeeWomen project, which aims to inspire and motivate young girls to pursue STEM careers. Delivered in schools across the UK, the project places the spotlight on modern STEM female role models within Siemens and beyond. By exploring modern women’s ground breaking contributions to science, technology and engineering, we’ll take the audience on a journey into the world of STEM, with captivating (and explosive!), live stage experiments.
Women in Leadership
Our Women into Leadership programme is aimed at the next generation of senior leadership. It consists of both group and 1:1 coaching, targeted and tailored events, as well as mentoring from senior individuals in the business across a six-month period. Find out more about this programme here.
"I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from so many inspirational female role models within our business. My confidence has really grown with the ongoing coaching approach - this programme has been a real game changer for my career development". — Danielle Leyland, Learning & Talent Development Partner.
9% is not enough
We’re proud to sponsor the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Diamond Jubilee scholarship programme to support more females in engineering. We provide internship and mentoring opportunities for programme scholars to support their entry into engineering careers.
The Intenet of Things is speaking
The latest exciting thing we're working on is MindSphere. Every machine and system in businesses holds a wealth of data and MindSphere is the operating system that lets you understand it.
It's our open, cloud-based IoT operating system that lets you connect your machine and physical infrastructure to the digital world. It lets you harness big data from billions of intelligent devices, enabling you to uncover transformational insights across entire businesses. MindSphere helps businesses to reduce downtime, increase output and use assets more effectively - and it's a completely open platform that lets you develop and run apps like never before!
From digitalisation to automation.
We’re changing the cities you live in and the places you work. Being part of Siemens lets you solve complex challenges, every day. We’re committed to driving innovation through investment in research and development. And we’re also partnering up with some of the UK’s leading universities and research facilities to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of emerging technologies, helping us to make state-of-the-art, intelligent products and services to promote on the global stage.
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Can you help us build the technologies and innovations of tomorrow?
Looking for a new challenge in a field that matters? We have lots of opportunities available, from making sustainable energy more economical to buidling intelligent infrastructures that change the cities we live in. Check out our Entry Level programmes and direct entry routes here.
The world is constantly changing and we’re always thinking about what’s next. If you’re excited about shaping innovations of tomorrow, we want to hear from you. You’ll join 351,000 of the smartest minds, all working together to build a better future. Click here to join us.
Do you want to help us shape the future? If you’re talented and passionate about change, then an apprenticeship with us could be for you. With a Grade 1 Outstanding Ofsted rating in all areas, we couldn’t be prouder! Want to join our world class scheme? Then check out our apprenticeships here.
Are you brave enough to re-imagine the world around you? Our 2 year Graduate Development Programme will teach you how, and why, you should go the distance at a conmpany with global influence. We'll provide training and support that will be invaluable to your career, but you'll also take ownership of your interests. It's our intention to instil you with Ingeunity for Life. Want to make the future? Join us here.
First or second year? Take control of your future and get a jump on the competition. Learning first-hand from a world-leader will open doors after your degree and we'll refine your talents through a structured programme that will capture your imagination and lay the foundation for a meaningful career. Sound exciting? You can read our Graduate & Intern e-zine here.
Do you want to develop a career in finance? If you’re looking for experience in a global company while studying towards a professional qualification, our Finance & Commercial Academy could be for you. We’re looking for bright team players with the drive and determination to succeed in the world of business and finance. Think this is you? Join us.
I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than a year)
The role is challenging yet rewarding and I work alongside a great team.
Our working hours are flexible so I can work around family commitments and know that the company recognises the days you put long hours in. They are similarly very accepting of home working as long as it suits the work you need to do.
The benefits are good and also flexible - you choose what you want to have.
The company itself is proud to push all staff to act as if they own the company. Treat everyone fairly, recognise how we can improve the company and especially how to can reduce our carbon footprint; the company is keen to do what we can to help improve the planet whether in carbon reduction or aligning with charities around the world to help bring power, water, a future etc to all.
The learning curve is sharp; you are expected to jump in to a new role with both feet and get up to speed as soon as possible. As long as you have passion for a role then this shouldn't be an issue.
Advice to Management
Continue to respect staff and all levels and you'll continue to be rewarded. My colleagues and I are very dedicated to this company and it makes it a pleasure to work here.
The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Siemens.
The process was online tests, online video interview and assessment centre. Everything very straight forward and the assessment centre very friendly. This last part was a group exercise, a presentation and an interview.