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Apprentice - Communications Delivery (Level 4)

Employer
Siemens Plc
Location
Unit 15, Coalfield Way, ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH, LE65 1JR
Salary
£16,000.00 annually
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
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Job description:

Believe there's more than one way to secure a successful future?

So do we. We believe our apprenticeship programmes are the best alternative to university for ambitious and hard-working students. Especially as you'll gain a qualification 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.

Right now, Siemens are helping to power a whole country, finding ways to prevent malaria, making cities smarter, developing renewable energy, designing 3D robots, transporting people all over the world and even helping NASA explore Mars.

Siemens are the industry leader in Railway Signalling systems and technology, which is helping people get from their places of work or to see their loved ones and friends every single day.

This role is based within the Mainline Rail Infrastructure department, which has a client portfolio including Network Rail, Docklands Light Railway and London Underground, and projects including Cross rail, Qatar Education City, East Coast Main Line, Edinburgh Trams, Storebaelt and Inter-connector.

The challenge:

Part of being an apprentice at Siemens means you get to work on real life projects whilst also being supported on a guided learning journey.

Here is how the programme works:

The successful candidate will complete a structured learning programme over a 4-year period; this could be reduced upon successful completion of various criteria. The Apprentice Program will provide you with an understanding of the business unit; its goals, vision, services, comprising departments, customers, and supply chain.

This will enable development of engineering skills, knowledge, and competence in preparation for a role within the engineering group. As an engineering apprentice, you will have the opportunity to move across the various engineering departments at Siemens Rail Infrastructure and this will provide you with key experiences which will ultimately help you make a well-informed decision about your future in engineering.

Here is what you can make a difference in:

As a communications delivery apprentice, you will be working towards gaining the Skills, Knowledge and occupational Competence to show you are capable of:

Follow the health and safety legislation, regulations and safe working practices and procedures, from the following as applicable to the work location and activities:
  • Siemens' safety management system / Relevant sections of the HASWA / COSHH / Safe work plans / SWL / Track access restrictions / Track work instructions / Track possession / Task briefing sheets / Current rule book regulations / Equipment disconnections / Manual handling regulations / RIDDOR / Safety sign regulations / PPE

Identify and follow the access requirements related to the following site installation locations:
  • Trackside / Internal (such as signal box, equipment room) / Areas to which the public have access / Confined spaces / Elevated structures

Assist in the removal & installation of the following types of telecom equipment:
  • Transmission systems / Bearer circuits / Telecoms bearers carrying signalling circuits / SCADA / Operational telephones / Switches and systems (such as telephone exchanges & concentrators) / Railway operational information systems / PA and CCTV / Operational CCTV (such as OPO/DOO) / GSM-R / Other industry specific telecom equipment

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
  • 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.
  • You have strong communication skills both written and verbally
  • You have an interest in the railway

Minimum educational requirements:

You will have achieved or be on track to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English Language or 3 A Levels (or BTEC equivalent) at grade C or above (or equivalent).

The benefits of a Rail apprenticeship:
  • Continue your learning beyond college/school whilst earning a competitive salary at the same time as well as an annual bonus!
  • Have the chance to join a community of highly skilled professionals who will help you on your learning journey
  • Stay at the forefront of innovation by joining Europe's leading engineering and technology company
  • 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 world of communications. 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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You have strong communication skills both written and verbally


Personal qualities

  • 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 its also means a lot to us for you to align to our culture and behaviours
  • You have an interest in the railway
  • 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


Desired qualifications

You will have achieved or be on track to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English Language or 3 A Levels (or BTEC equivalent) at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Future prospects

We're looking for forward-thinking teammates with the aptitude and attitude to succeed in the world of communications. 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.
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