From a small back building workshop in Berlin to a global firm - there are few industrial corporations that can look back on such a long history of success as we can. Through this website, we invite you to take a fascinating trip through 165 years of Siemens history.
1939 – Siemens begins training women to become technical assistants
In 1938, a growing shortage of skilled technicians and junior technical employees was becoming noticeable within German industry, according to statistics from the Association of German Engineers (VDI). This already difficult situation was then further exacerbated by World War II. Siemens was the first electrical engineering company in Germany to react by systematically training women for positions as technical assistants. The newly created qualification as electrical assistant was one for which Siemens was to offer vocational training for decades. more
Due to construction and remodeling work at company headquarters in Munich, the company archives will be accessible for research purposes on a limited basis.