Graduate opportunities at Siemens

What do you want to do with your future? If the answer is start your journey with a global company that helps make real what matters, then one of our graduate roles is for you.

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What's on offer?

Our engineering and business graduates tend to get really excited about their prospects at Siemens. The projects are stimulating, the experience is fundamental and the rewards are first class.

 

But best of all, there's a real sense that you're being listened to. You have a voice from the moment you step through our doors. Your personal development matters. After all, in the long-run, it's as good for us as it is for you.

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Over two very exciting years, you'll gain all the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful career with us anywhere in the world.

 

We have numerous graduate opportunities across different areas of our business - you'll just need to decide which sounds most interesting and apply for the area that inspires you most. 

 

 

Make a difference in:

 

-       Manufacturing

-       Supply chain management

-       Electrical engineering

-       Software engineering

-       Information technology

-       Finance

-       Business

-       Project management

-       Environment health and safety

-       Quantity surveying

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Brave enough to re-imagine the world around you?

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Locations

Where will I be based?

We have over 15,000 people across 25 major offices and 13 manufacturing sites in the UK - so there are plenty of opportunities.

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Some of our key locations are:

  1. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  2. Birmingham
  3. Congleton
  4. Chippenham
  5. Croydon
  6. Derby
  7. Euston, London
  8. Frimley
  9. Glasgow
  10. Hull
  11. Lincoln
  12. Manchester
  13. Newcastle
  14. Northampton
  15. Oxford
  16. Poole
  17. Stoke
  18. Poges
  19. The Crystal, London
  20. Warwick
  21. Worcester
  22. York

 

Training and development

Training and development

What makes our graduate programmes worth two years of your career? Other than the opportunity to excel at a giant of industry that is? The professional attributes you'll acquire are worth it alone. As a graduate, you'll take part in our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) - a solid programme of modules we've designed to enhance your core and soft skills. We'll also provide world-class mentoring and useful networking opportunities throughout, to aid your personal and professional development.

Here's what you'll learn as part of the GDP:

Application requirements

What do I need to apply?

We've always felt that people's extraordinary ability to see things differently makes us stronger. So to help us embrace new ideas and unique approaches, we're looking for bright, ambitious graduates who have a Bachelor's or Master's degree or equivalent.

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The ideal person will have:

  1. Completed a relevant degree, usually in an Engineering or a Business related subject, with a 2:2 or higher
  2. A desire to contribute in a challenging and diverse environment
  3. An inquisitive mindset - looking at the most ingenious solution and wondering how it could be better
  4. A collaborative approach - team work delivers results for everyone
  5. The ability to learn and adapt - recognising changing trends and tackling the unexpected with enthusiasm
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UK Graduate Development Programme

Money? Culture fit? A worthy cause? We believe you shouldn’t have to choose just one. Any career worth your time should offer all this and more.

 

Engineering or business graduate, you’ll love your prospects at Siemens. The projects are stimulating, the mindset is innovative and the rewards are first class. But, best of all, your voice counts and your personal development matters. It’s your individuality that inspires our work, so we’ll deliver a tailored programme that reflects your own ambitions. This two-year plan will teach you how, and why, you should go the distance at a company with global influence.

 

Here, you’ll receive plenty of training and support. But, from day one, you’ll also take ownership of your own projects and your own achievements. Just choose which area you’d like to pursue

 


Make a difference in:

• Electrical Engineering         • Mechanical Engineering

• Business                                • Finance

• Quantity Surveying             • Manufacturing

• Software Engineering         • Supply Chain Management

•  Project Management          • Environment, Health and Safety

• Business Information Technology

 

Application process

How do I apply and what's the process?

If you think you're suitable, then complete our online application. Once you've applied for one of our roles online, be prepared for:

During the process, we're looking at your overall skills and personality so the best you can do is to simply be yourself. Remember, it's as much of an opportunity for you to get to know us, as well as allowing us to get to know you - it's very much a two way process.

Testimonials

Where are they now?

Our Graduate Development Programme is just the beginning of a successful career at Siemens. Hear from the people who found that out for themselves.

I shadowed senior management meetings, met the Managing Director, went out with the engineers to see what we did in the field, and was taken by other managers to meet customers. I was also given my own project to do at the start when I wasn’t busy with other work, and was put into the leadership team within a few weeks of being here so I could mix and interact with the other managers in the company.

Benjamin Cupit, Engineering Graduate of the Year 2016

There’s a real sense of community at Siemens. I’ve made so many friends over the course of my scheme that I would never have encountered otherwise.

MEGAN LOVETT, MindSphere Product and Partner Executive

I did a Siemens internship last year, and I loved it so much, I’ve joined them on a part-time basis until starting full-time on the Graduate Scheme in September. The work and travel opportunities have been too exciting to turn down.

COURTNEY INGHAM-BARROW, Entry Level Talent Coordinator

Reward and benefits

Benefits to suit your individual lifestyle

We value the contribution you make to our success and want to reward you accordingly. And we also understand that everyone’s lifestyle is different. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive package of benefits that meets your needs. Here’s what we offer:

We value the contribution you make to our success and want to reward you accordingly. And we also understand that everyone’s lifestyle is different. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive package of benefits that meets your needs. Here’s what we offer:

 

MYCHOICE

A suite of benefits including discounted gym memberships; travel insurance; medical cover; critical illness cover and cycle2work schemes.

 

FINANCIAL

A competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed. Depending on your role, you could qualify for bonus/commission schemes, overtime and/ or shift allowances.

 

PERKS AT WORK

A wide range of discounted goods and services including mobile phones; utility bills; cinema tickets; and Siemens and Bosch products.

 

FAMILY LEAVE

21 weeks’ full pay for maternity/adoption leave, two weeks’ full pay for paternity leave and 10 weeks’ full pay for shared parental leave.

 

SHARES

There are a number of affordable schemes through which you can become a Siemens shareholder.

 

HOLIDAYS

26 days’ annual leave, which increases with service. Most of our businesses give you the option to buy and sell up to five days holiday each year.

 

PENSIONS

Your optional contributions will be matched by us by up to 10%. We’re proud that our Siemens Investor Plan is credited with the Pension Quality Mark Plus.

 

HEALTH & WELLBEING

We offer excellent health benefits and run a wide range of programmes, including training and support, health checks and an employee assistance scheme.

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Every employee gets two paid volunteering days every year to support a charitable cause.

Frequently asked questions

What else do I need to know?

Want some more information about the UK Graduate Development Programme? 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.

When you submitted your application, you should have received an email from us acknowledging your application. We normally review applications once the closing date has passed, however if a role is advertised for an immediate start you may hear from us sooner.

 

We’ve found that online testing is a good, objective indicator of how successful graduates will be when they join. Our online system allows you to complete the tests in your own time and in a convenient place.

 

Unfortunately not. Candidates will only be given one opportunity (per academic year) to complete the test. However once you’ve passed it, you won’t be required to retake it for any further applications made that year. Just let your recruiter know this when applying.

 

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, it’s not possible to supply feedback at application and testing stages. However, if you’ve attended an assessment centre or interview and you would like feedback, we’ll happily provide it.

 

Yes. You’ll get reasonable expenditure reimbursed. If in doubt, check the details with us before you incur any costs.

 

Please let us know if you need us to adjust our processes – we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

 

Simply log into the Siemens careers page and update your profile. Your details will then be updated and saved.

 

Absolutely. Please visit the Employee Referral Programme intranet site before your friend applies online.

 

Your recruiter will provide you with email updates throughout the recruitment process, so if you have any specific queries regarding your application, please contact them.

 

We have opportunities in Engineering, Business, Finance, IT and more. Search our career opportunities to find a role that suits you.

 

Of course. Usually an undergraduate degree is the minimum requirement for most roles but we always welcome Masters students to apply to Siemens.

 

Yes, we’re an A-rated sponsor under Tier 2 of the UK Immigration Points Based System (PBS). In the UK, we hire people based on merit and accept applications from both European Economic Area (EEA) and non-European Economic Area students. However you must have (or be able to obtain) the right to work in the UK.

 

Yes. If you already have a degree and are still relatively near the beginning of your career, you’re welcome to apply for a graduate role here, and we’d encourage you to speak to your line manager during this process.

 

A games-based assessment is a method of assessing a candidates behaviours and traits, as well as ability, in a more fun and engaging way. They directly gather observable evidence of behaviours and traits that have previously been impossible to measure (in traditional numerical and verbal reasoning testing) - and most importantly, you have more fun doing them! 

 

There isn't any way you can particuarly prepare for the assessment, but just make sure you're in a suitable environment where you won't be interrupted!

 

A strengths based interview is a way of interviewing that focuses on what you interests you as a person, which is then assessed against the core strengths that have been identified in the Siemens Entry Level Talent (ELT) top performers. This allows us to focus more on your potential and what energises you, rather than your past experiences. 

 

To help you prepare, it might be useful to think of what tasks/activities you've particularly enjoyed, and think overall about what you enjoy/what interests & energises you and what you like/dislike etc.