Degree Apprenticeship - Engineering

22 Jul 2019
17 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Believe there's more than one way to secure a successful future?

So do we. We think our apprenticeship programmes are the best alternative to university for ambitious students. Especially as you'll gain a degree and the reputation that comes with working for a prestigious engineering brand like Siemens.

This is a rare opportunity to earn money while showing your potential to a global innovator. Here at Siemens we build a better world using greener energy, cutting-edge software and ingenious inventions.

The Siemens Digital Factory in Congleton is an award-winning facility, responsible for designing, manufacturing and servicing inverters for the global industrial market. The factory is undertaking an ambitious digital transformation, to help increase competitiveness and productivity to deliver more innovative products and services to our customers. Our inverters support companies to maximise performance in a sustainable and efficient way that will reduce environmental impact.

We are looking people who want to make a difference who have a keen interest in engineering.

The challenge

This Degree Apprentice program lasts for approximately 5 years, during which time you will gain the necessary skills to work alongside our Manufacturing Test Engineering Team or Quality Management Team, working with cutting edge technology to help continuously improve our manufacturing processes and performance.

During your time with us, you will work towards:
  • Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • HND Electrical & Electronic Engineering (day release).
  • BEng (Hons) in Automation & Control - A new and unique top-up degree solution delivered in conjunction with the University of Salford that includes our own Siemens Certified PLC Programmer Accreditation.
  • Developing core skills such as communication, presentations and organisation through formal training courses and involvement in our Corporate Social Responsibility projects promoting STEM across local schools and colleges.


To qualify for this role you must have:
  • Two A Levels / A2: Grades A*-C or equivalent (at least one must be Maths or Physics).
  • We also welcome applications from those with a BTEC Level 3 certificate in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with at least a DDM grading.

The candidate

We are looking for bright, inquisitive candidates that demonstrate the following characteristics:
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team worker
  • Passion for learning
  • Problem solver
  • Good communicator
  • Self-motivated
  • Organised
  • Identify with our values of Zero Harm, Innovative, Excellent and Responsible.
  • Be excited by the prospect of working for the Congleton factory, with our product portfolio and in the manufacturing industry.

What else do I need to know?

Throughout the apprenticeship there will be the requirement of occasional shift work and overtime as well as travel to other UK Siemens locations and potentially outside the UK.

This apprenticeship scheme is recognised by the IMechE and the IET and leads to professional registration (EngTech/IEng) with the Engineering Council UK. Siemens is dedicated to quality, equality, and valuing diversity in the workplace and is a corporate member of WISE (Women in Science, technology and Engineering), and a signatory to the WISE Ten Steps campaign.

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