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Degree Apprenticeship - Engineering (Rail Electrification)

Location Independent Worker, United Kingdom

English (UK)

Job Description

Siemens Mobility Limited is looking for a Degree Apprentice in Rail Electrification to start with us in September 2019.

This is an opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to start their career with a progressive and market-leading company and achieve a degree qualification at the same time - without any tuition fees!

Concepts that make transport more efficient are in demand with the ever-increasing need for mobility. With our long-standing transport expertise and our IT know-how, we are constantly developing new, intelligent mobility solutions that increase availability of infrastructure, optimise throughput, and improve passenger experience. It’s in how we electrify, automate and digitalise infrastructure that we’re setting the benchmark for tomorrow’s mobility – today.

As a Degree Apprentice in Rail Electrification you will develop a deep understanding of the physical and systems interfaces between electrical, electronic and mechanical rail assets and systems and the operating requirements, implications, and constraints of these. You will work as part of the Siemens Mobility Rail Electrification unit to develop safe and robust solutions to complex rail engineering problems using a range of engineering and people skills.

Over the period of the apprenticeship programme (typically 48 months), you will receive a full-time salary and rewards package, valuable working experience, and real responsibility from the get go. 

You will also follow a development plan designed to enable you to meet the Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviour requirements of the Apprenticeship Standard and business' competency management system. 

Your time will be spent between a prestigious university in Birmingham (during the academic term) and various Siemens Mobility Rolling Stock and customer sites across the UK.

This apprenticeship is aligned to the Rail Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services Discipline of the Rail & Rail Systems Senior Engineer (Degree) Apprenticeship Standard, which can be found here:

Elements of the programme include:

  • Fully funded degree study programme – BEng Electrical and Railway Engineering
  • Business-wide rotational placement plan
  • Work-based skills training
  • Health and Safety training
  • Access to the Siemens and NTAR learning communities
  • End Point Assessment

The challenge:

  • To develop appropriate Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours in preparation for a role within Siemens Mobility UK
  • To fully participate and engage with the apprenticeship programme and complete all elements of the development plan, including regular presentations on programme progress to senior business stakeholders
  • To gain an understanding of the Siemens Mobility business, including its goals, vision, services, comprising departments, customers, and supply chain
  • To report to your line manager and/or placement manager and take ownership for the completion of all allocated tasks to the best of your ability
  • To work towards personal goals and business objectives set at regular learner reviews, and actively seek opportunities for personal and professional development
  • To demonstrate Technical, Occupational, and Professional competence as a Rail Electrification Engineer upon completion of the programme
  • To fully participate and engage with the business’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requirements

 The candidate:

  • You will have three A-Levels at AAB with A Level Mathematics. You must also pass the practical element of any reformed science A Levels which include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics taught from 2015 or equivalent
  • You will have Level 2 English (either GCSE at Grade A-C/9-5, or Level 2 Functional Skills English)
  • You will have Level 2 Mathematics (either GCSE Mathematics at Grade A-C/9-5, or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics)

About us: 

We’re Siemens. A collection of over 348,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them. We have offices across the UK, full of talented individuals helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us and be a Future Maker?

We’re excited to hear that you would like to join us here at Siemens. Our people love it here and we want you to be a part of helping us make real, what matters.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas of the application form to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role. We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

 What else do I need to know?

We know that not everyone’s lifestyle is the same, so we operate a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

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 with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.

Job ID: 94319

Organisation: Mobility

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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