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Start your journey with us

Apprenticeships are a great way for us to turn today’s talented young people into the experts we need tomorrow. Whether you’re interested in Engineering, Business Administration or Finance, we have opportunities for you.  


We have more than 500 apprentices at Siemens in total and, with over 14,000 people working in the UK, you’ll play an important part in everyday life here. It’s why nearly all of our apprentices go on to secure permanent roles once they finish.


As an apprentice, your role will be as diverse as the things we make. In the UK alone, we manufacture products such as industrial gas turbines, traffic lights and train radios, help produce cleaner energy through wind turbines and keep rail networks running smoothly with more efficient trains.

There are two types of apprenticeships available. An advanced apprenticeship and a higher apprenticeship. Both are based at various sites across the UK, including Congleton, Leeds, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton, Poole and Ulverston. 

Advanced Apprenticeship

Our advanced apprenticeships take between three and four years to complete and works alongside your studies at a local college. Your first year will be spent studying full-time, before joining us for “hands-on” training. You’ll gain an NVQ Level 3 in an engineering discipline, plus a technical engineering qualification before having the opportunity to join 348,000 people across the world.

Higher Apprenticeship

Our higher apprenticeships take between two and four years to complete and combine studying with “hands-on” training while you gain Level 4 qualifications – an NVQ and a relevant HNC. You could be learning Technical Sales, IT, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering or Rail Engineering. After you’ve completed your apprenticeship you’ll be able to apply for registration with EngTech, which marks you out as a professional engineer.

We’re looking for outstanding students, with questions that go beyond textbooks. Think this is you? Join us.


Where are they now?

Our apprenticeships offer the perfect opportunity to get ahead and begin a promising career at Siemens. Hear from the people who found that out for themselves.


Aamir Adam

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Apprentice, Manchester

“Every day at Siemens is different. As part of my apprenticeship I complete rotational placements throughout the business, this allows me to experience each department and what they do. Each department provides me with different activities to complete. It’s great because every day I have a task to do that allows me to use the knowledge that I have learnt in the classroom.”


Sophie Ebsworth

Rail Higher Apprentice, Ashby

“I work in the Rail Automation business which produces control systems for the rail industry. I’ve been in the software team since I started and my job role has been to carry out tasks such as database construction, system requirements management and much more. The most exciting project I have been involved in was designing and developing the control systems for a tram system out in Qatar. The system had to be created from scratch and it was down to me and one other engineer to do it, but it was a great challenge and experience to start something right from the beginning through to completion.”


Danielle Chaddock

Business Administration Apprentice, UK

“My work in the Operational Supply Chain is changing the future of supplier communications. By supporting the supplier to use EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) portals, we are changing the way purchase orders are received and processed. In the future it’s likely that all suppliers will use this method and sending emails will become a thing of the past.”


Application requirements

What do I need?

We’re looking for bright, inquisitive students who want to make a difference. However, the qualifications you’ll need will depend on which apprenticeship you’re interested in.

  • Students looking for an advanced apprenticeship should have, or be expecting, a minimum of four GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above including Maths, English, Science.

  • Students looking for a higher apprenticeship should have a BTEC National Certificate or A Levels in relevant disciplines. 

How do I apply?

If you think you’re suitable, complete our online application and our online testing. Once you’ve completed that, we’ll see if we think you’re a good fit. Impress and you’ll be asked to come and take part in some exciting challenges that put your skills to the test. This could be anything from group exercises to face-to-face interviews.

Frequently asked questions

What else do I need to know?

Want some more information about apprenticeships at Siemens? Here are some of our most asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

What does an apprenticeship involve?

Different areas involve different tasks: from installing traffic signalling to keeping wind turbines turning. Wherever you join us, you'll learn on the job, from the best people in their field. You'll also receive support towards relevant qualifications.

An apprenticeship allows you to start earning while learning valuable skills. Higher apprenticeships can also offer similar levels of qualification to a degree. We also sponsor you to complete your qualification, which means you won’t be saddled with student debt.

We’re a global, multicultural company. That means you’ll be working with a variety of people of different ages, beliefs, races and sexual orientations.

It really depends on where you work. We’re more than happy to discuss this with you at the interview stage.

The number of apprentices we recruit is increasing year on year. Currently it’s 150+ and rising.

We run apprenticeships in a number of locations: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Belfast, Birmingham, Chippenham, Coventry, Droitwich, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Hayes, Hebburn, Leeds, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton, Poole, Southampton, Stoke Poges,  Ulverston, Warwick and York. Make sure you check our open opportunities as we may have roles in other locations too.

We typically recruit between January and May, although sometimes we offer roles outside of these months.

There are many different opportunities at Siemens including Wind Power & Renewables, Power Generation, Engineering & Construction, Process Industries & Drives, Digital Factory, Mobility & Traffic Solutions, Rail Automation & Systems, and Subsea Connectors.