Degree Apprentice - Power Engineering (Protection Control)

Recruiter
Siemens Plc
Location
Middleham House, 2-3 St. Marys Court, York, YO24 1AH
Salary
£20,000.00 annually
Posted
10 Feb 2021
Closes
28 Feb 2021
Ref
VAC001681408
Specialism
Engineering
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Believe there's more than one way to secure a successful future?

So do we. We believe our Degree apprenticeship programmes are the best alternative to university for ambitious and hard-working students. Especially as you'll gain a degree whilst earning a salary as well as the reputation that comes with working for a digital pioneer like Siemens.

Here at Siemens we build a better world using digital skills to create greener energy, ground-breaking software and ingenious inventions.

This role is based within Siemens Rail Infrastructure - Electrification segment, whose client portfolio includes Network Rail, London Underground, and we are actively involved in projects for East Coast Main Line, TRUE and REAL Alliances.

We are recruiting people to join our degree apprenticeship scheme who want to make a difference and develop their skills in Protection Control.

The challenge

Part of being an apprentice at Siemens means you get to work on real life projects, around the country, whilst also being supported on a guided learning journey. This will be a 5-year apprenticeship where you will be put onto the Power Engineering standard at Newcastle University.

As a Degree Apprentice in Siemens Mobility, Rail Infrastructure, you will be working with the Electrification team in York. This will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to complete your apprenticeship standard and meet the predicted future talent requirements of the business. Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you'll have gained fantastic knowledge to equip you for your professional career within Siemens.

Here is how the programme works:
  • When you join the business, you will be allocated to a Protection Control team where you will work under mentorship on our current projects on a rotational basis within the business. At the same time, you will be signed up to the academic element of your apprenticeship with Newcastle University on Block release. To support you, 20% of your standard weekly working hours will be spent studying for your degree. (20% off the job study time throughout your apprenticeship is still paid for).
  • By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have gained the knowledge and skills to become a Protection and Control solution specialist as well as a degree as a Power Engineering (Integrated) Professional. We will also expect you to finish the elements of the structured learning plan, attendance to all performance evaluations, rotations across the business as well as developing your professional competence throughout.

Here is what you can make a difference in:
  • Develop your knowledge of data services by taking on development of customer-facing applications
  • Gain experience in Power Engineering management
  • Obtain first-hand experience working with Power system and infrastructure management
  • Combine engineering or product design with coding skills to develop new solutions
  • Take an idea from design to development to customer release, gaining experience in the complete lifecycle.
  • Learn what it means to work backwards from customer requirements to solution architecture, design, development, release planning and implementation
  • Work with experienced engineers and developers to put your skills to the test in the development of valuable use-cases
  • Requirement analysis, gathering information and identifying stakeholders to support business objectives.
  • Supporting the Service Desk, ensuring customers and user get the best experience possible.
  • Gain a valuable insight - A brilliant technology strategy won't help unless it's implemented properly. You'll work on live projects with complex scenarios and learn how to work efficiently to realise success
  • Be a valued member within a team of Entry Level Talent (Apprentices/Interns/Graduates) to participate in the Business Improvement Project (BIP) Scheme. The scope of the project is to create and present a solution to management. This project will provide you with valuable team working and presentation skills.
  • Be an ambassador for STEM through a multitude of volunteering opportunities; such as Greenpower, Big Bang Fair and much more.

The candidate:

We are looking for forward-thinking, inquisitive candidates that demonstrate the following characteristics:
  • You think logically, willing to self-learn and research, and take a creative approach to problem solving
  • You enjoy collaborating with others to find innovative solutions
  • Willingness to relocate and travel. This apprenticeship is rotational, and we want you to experience the different sites and areas of our business, so each placement will be in different UK locations.
  • You can work independently, safely and responsibly; take ownership of challenges and ideas and are looking to develop your ability to drive and lead change
  • Identify with our values of Zero Harm, Innovative, Excellent and Responsible. We can teach you the knowledge on your apprenticeship however it also means a lot to us for you to align to our culture and behaviours.
  • Some experience/work-experience in a digital related department would be useful but not essential

Minimum educational requirements:

You will have achieved at least 5 GCSEs or equivalent, grade 5/C+ or above including maths and English language or 3 A Levels (or BTEC equivalent) at grade C or above. You'll also have achieved or be on track to achieve a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A level or equivalent in Maths or other STEM related subjects. Candidates who do not meet these requirements but have workplace experience will be evaluated individually.

The benefits of a degree apprenticeship:
  • Continue your learning beyond college whilst earning a salary of £20,000 at the same time as well as an annual bonus!
  • Have the chance to get to join a community of highly skilled engineers who will help you on your learning journey
  • Stay at the fore front of innovation by joining Europe's leading engineering and technology company
  • Have the chance to get to know each Mobility division through the rotational element of your apprenticeship - Siemens will help to fund each placement away from home.
  • Join our flexible benefits scheme with access to private medical care, discounted cinema tickets and gym membership and so much more!

What else do I need to know?

We're looking for forward-thinking teammates with the aptitude and attitude to succeed in the digital world. Think this is you? Apply Now.

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 and workplace adjustments with all our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some experience/work-experience in a digital related department would be useful but not essential
  • You can work independently, safely and responsibly; take ownership of challenges and ideas and are looking to develop your ability to drive and lead change


Personal qualities

  • You think logically, willing to self-learn and research, and take a creative approach to problem solving
  • You enjoy collaborating with others to find innovative solution
  • Identify with our values of Zero Harm, Innovative, Excellent and Responsible. We can teach you the knowledge on your apprenticeship however it also means a lot to us for you to align to our culture and behaviours
  • Willingness to relocate and travel. This apprenticeship is rotational, and we want you to experience the different sites and areas of our business, so each placement will be in different UK locations


Desired qualifications

You will have achieved at least 5 GCSEs or equivalents, grade 5/C+ or above including maths and English language or 3 A Levels (or BTEC equivalent) at grade C or above. You'll also have achieved or be on track to achieve a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A level or equivalent in Maths or other STEM related subjects. Candidates who do not meet these requirements but have workplace experience will be evaluated individually.

Future prospects

Subject to a good training record, you could be offered a full-time position with Siemens Mobility.

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