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.
Start your journey with us
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.
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:
- Supply chain management
- Electrical engineering
- Software engineering
- Information technology
- Project management
- Environment health and safety
- Quantity surveying
Brave enough to re-imagine the world around you?
People choose different careers for very different reasons. For some, it’s money. Others, it’s doing work that will change the world. Then, there are those who just want somewhere to fit in. You know what we think? Any career worth your time should offer all this and more.
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.
Some of our key locations are:
- The Crystal, London
- Stoke Poges
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:
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.
The ideal person will have:
- Completed a relevant degree, usually in an Engineering or a Business related subject, with a 2:2 or higher
- A desire to contribute in a challenging and diverse environment
- An inquisitive mindset - looking at the most ingenious solution and wondering how it could be better
- A collaborative approach - team work delivers results for everyone
- The ability to learn and adapt - recognising changing trends and tackling the unexpected with enthusiasm
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.
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.
Reward and benefits
Reward and benefits
We offer an attractive benefits package which includes:
- Competitive salary and bonus
- Starting from 26 days holiday a year, increasing with length of service
- Access to our flexible benefits package which you can tailor to suit you, allowing you to choose from a range of benefits from private medical insurance to gym memberships
- Siemens Perks at Work - giving you up to 55% off cinema and theme park tickets, 20% off EE phone contracts and many more discounts on goods and services
- Worthwhile pension scheme
- Employee share matching programme
- Tailored personal development and on-the-job training
- Part of both local and national networks of Graduates & early career professionals, who plan regular social activities both inside and outside of work
- 2 paid volunteering days per year; encouraging you to support our local communities and charities
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.