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Siemens Overview

Frimley, England
10000+ employees
1843
Company - Public (SIE)
Manufacturing
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
We’re engineers – and scientists, mechanics, computer geniuses, HR professionals, sales experts and designers. We’re also hackers, electricians and consultants. We're a global community, from factories to office floors ... Read more

Mission: We make real what matters.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#31)

Company Updates

  • Why should we treat buildings like human beings? Listen to our latest podcast where Niko Kavakiotis, Head of Building Performance and Sustainability at Siemens Building Technologies, shares his thoughts.

    Not just bricks and mortar: Why buildings are like human beings

    Buildings are living, breathing things. Or at least, that's the theory of Niko Kavakiotis, Head of Building Performance and Sustainability at Siemens UK. Like a coach training high-performing athletes, Niko nurtures high-rise buildings?-?and he knows a thing or two about what makes them tick.

  • If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. Here's why we think more women should consider a career in Engineering.

    Why our employee's think more women should consider a future in Engineering...

    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

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Siemens – Why Work For Us?


Life at Siemens revolves around our values of Responsible, Innovative and Excellent. These build our company foundations and also lets us respond to today's challenges and anticipate tomorrow's. We encourage a sense of ownership amongst out people. It's a strategy that motivates and empowers everyone to treat Siemens as their own company - acting like leaders, making the right decisions and taking responsibility in their role. It's all about building an organisation centred around ingenuity, sustainability and profitable growth - positively impacting society and generations to come.

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 out Healthy@Siemens programme and network of wellbeing champions help all colleagues to focus on their own physical and mental health.

Customer First

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.

NEXT

NEXT-UK is a network organised for early career professionals, supported by early career professionals or experiences colleagues at Siemens UK.

The group regularly gets together to run workshops on skills including presenting and writing CV's. They also have guest presentations from our senior leaders to gain insights into their careers, with a focus on development, networking and cross-sector collaboration - crucial to our continued success.

In the UK, for the UK.

We’ve been in the UK for 170 years, committed to supporting the UK economy, society and the environment. We believe big and small businesses must be a force for good to really improve society and give back to the communities they operate in. We also believe that it’s essential to listen to our employees who want to be socially responsible through their work and wider activities and attract others who share those values in taking responsibility in communities seriously. We’ve created a report of how we’re contributing to a sustainable UK, from creating direct and indirect jobs, investing in the UK manufacturing and transport infrastructure, leading UK innovation and R&D and supporting charities. Take a look at our Business to Society summary here.

“Much more than a simple tagline, ‘Ingenuity for life’ is a new brand promise that permeates everything we do as a company. Whether it’s revolutionising the country’s rail network or helping to regenerate communities with energy innovations — 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.

Volunteering

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.

 

Sustainability

At Siemens, we believe sustainable development is a way to achieve profitable and long-term growth, whilst striving to balance people, environment and profit. We're aligned with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and we plan to reduce our CO2 footprint by 50% by 2020. And through investments in energy optimised buildings and distributed energy supply, we aim for CO2  neutral operations by 2030.

In the UK we're working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions rising from electricity and gas by reducing our energy consumption from our offices, factories and from our vehicles to support global targets to be carbon neutral.

Make Exclusion History.

Despite their huge talent and innovations, Ada Lovelace, Garret Morgan, Ralph Braun and Alan Turing were just a few of the most well-known historical scientists and engineers who were subjected to discrimination and bias on both a conscious and unconscious level. That’s why we want to develop talent and innovation, but make exclusion and discrimination a thing of the past.

To live ‘ingenuity for life’ and create an inclusive environment, we need to see people — not prejudice. We know that unconscious bias can lead to exclusion or decision making, based on incredibly quick judgments of people and situations without us realising. But by being aware of this, we can start to change and challenge our own, and others' behaviour — to successfully stop exclusion.

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 above to hear the great success stories of current Siemens employees who are service leavers.

Gender Equality

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.

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.

 

Did you know...?

  • Siemens state-of-the art trains, signalling and control equipment for Thameslink are helping to increase peak passenger seat numbers across central London.
  • There are 1656 gas turbines manufactured in Lincoln generating power worldwide in 70 countries.
  • The Siemens Motion Control Plant in Congleton manufacturers in excess of 1.3m motor drives each year which are used in a wide variety of applications, including baggage handling systems, pumps, factory automation, and even roller coasters.
  • We've engineered and constructed grid connections to connect 67% of all offshore wind farms to the National Grid transmission system.
  • Siemens fire protection systems protect 84% of critical buildings and financial services across Canary Wharf. We safeguard a working population of over 100,000 people across the 1.3 million m2 estate, housing many headquarters for major banks — as well as retail and prestigious commercial office space.


MindSphere

The next big innovation that we're developing is MindSphere which lets you speak with the internet of things (IoT). MindSphere is the open, cloud-based IoT operating system that connects machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world. It harnesses big data from billions of intelligent devices, translating it into insights on energy usage, production and processes and logistics across anything from a manufacturing plant, university or even a data centre.

Are you a graduate looking to enter the world of engineering, or a professional looking to transform your career? Our programmes will help you prepare for what’s next.

General careers/direct entry:

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.

Apprentices:

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.

Graduates:

What do you want to do with your future? If the answer is start your journey with a global company that makes real what matters a reality, then our UK Graduate Development Programme is for you. Start shaping your future with us here.

Interns:

We’re looking for outstanding students, with questions that go beyond textbooks. If you’re passionate about change and want to get a head start in your career, then an internship at Siemens could be for you. For more information on internships at Siemens, check out our Graduate and Intern zine.

School Leavers:

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.

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    Pros

    * Diverse, forward thinking, transparent and incredibly innovative
    * The size of Siemens both in the UK & globally means that there are many opportunities to move between business and countries
    * With the head office outside of London you get a good work life balance and the offices are practically empty by 5:30
    * Huge focus on employee wellbeing and extremely flexible with regards to home working, annual leave etc
    * Great benefits, including an on site free Nuffield gym

    Cons

    * The salaries could be higher

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Siemens Interviews

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    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Siemens.

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    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.

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Siemens Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employers, Top Employers Institute, 2017
  • The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, Rate-My-Apprenticeship, 2017
  • Rate My Placement Top 100 Undergraduate Employers, Rate My Placement, 2017
  • Grade 1 Outstanding Ofsted Rating for Apprenticeships, Ofsted, 2017
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Times, 2016
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