28 May 2012
Siemens doubles apprentice intake
Siemens will double its apprentice intake to 160 from September 2012.
For the first time in decades the number of new UK apprentices at Siemens is now higher than that of graduates.
Graduate intake has remained steady at around 100 per year. Siemens is now recruiting similar levels of apprentices in the UK compared to Germany where the company has its global headquarters and an established, strong culture of apprenticeships.
Roland Aurich, CEO Siemens plc and North West Europe said: "Creating industry-ready skills and giving the confidence of aspiration to young people from all walks of life, is critical to address the serious skills shortage we face in industry. At Siemens we support the UK Government's efforts to rebalance the economy with an increased focus on manufacturing and engineering."
Siemens' new intake of UK apprentices will be based at offices and factories around the country from Motherwell in Scotland and Llanberis in Wales to Newcastle, Lincoln, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Eynsham and Poole.
More than half of the new apprentices will take up roles in the Energy Sector, 36 will join Siemens wind power services business with many others also benefitting from the growth and investment in renewable energy and green technology in the UK.
Higher Apprenticeships add to Siemens already extensive apprenticeship offering, which embrace new areas, such as renewables. Targeting school leavers with A Levels, Higher Apprenticeships offer a viable and affordable alternative to university. Siemens will introduce these new qualifications from September 2012, offering the opportunity to progress onto Bachelor of Engineering courses.
Siemens is still recruiting for UK apprenticeship including Higher Apprenticeship and graduate positions starting this autumn. Specific opportunities can be found by clicking the link below:
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