Higher Engineering Apprenticeship - Digital Factory & Process Industries & Drives - 2017 start

27 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2017
Start Date
24 months+

About the business 

The Industry Sector is on the of the world's leading suppliers of innovative, environmentally friendly products and solutions. 

Using solid market expertise, technology-based services and software for industrial processes we are able to increase our customers' productivity, efficiency and flexibility. 

We focus on the needs of our customers in specific markets enabling an end-to-end offering from a single source - ranging from individual products and solutions to complete system integration and services.

For more information about the Digital Factory and Process Industries & Drives (DF & PD) divisions,click here.

About the apprenticeship 

This is a 4 year scheme which begins with a 10 month block release period of college attendance, followed by 2 years of rotational placements designed to give you a great overview of the DF & PD business. Subject to a performance review, the final year will then be spent in 1 area of the business with a view to this becoming a junior position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

Siemens is offering an IET approved professional development programme (your membership is paid for by Siemens) for apprentice engineers, combining both personal and technical development, 'off the job' college based training and 'on the job' experience which is intended to lead to completion of a Higher Apprenticeship with the following qualifications: 

  • NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) - Conducted as 'block release' at Trafford College. 
  • NVQ Level 4 in Technical Support (delivered in the workplace) 
  • Technical Certificate - HNC (conducted 1 day per week at Trafford college).
  • Provision is in place currently to provide HND continuity with further plans to implement a top up to B.Eng within a 4 year duration of this apprenticeship.

Upon completion of the PEO, workplace NVQ and Technical Certificate, you are eligible to become professional registered as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech). Successful completion of the scheme can result in job opportunities in Field Service, Project Engineering, Internal Sales and Technical Support roles.

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