Siemens is a global company that employs over 360,000 people in nearly 190 countries worldwide. Siemens Magnet Technology (SMT), based in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, is part of the Siemens Healthineers Division and is a world leader in the design and manufacture of super-conducting magnet systems for MRI body scanners. Annually SMT make over 1100 magnets and a third of all MRI systems in the world contain superconducting magnets made at SMT.
In the workplace, you will be part of a busy maintenance team completing routine maintenance duties and fault finding activities. As an apprentice, you will receive first-rate training and tuition from both Siemens anda local training provider, and will take part in team-building days, volunteering events, and learner forums.
Year 1: You will spend the first year studying for a BTEC Level three qualification in Operations and Maintenance Engineering with a local training provider. During the summer, you will rejoin the maintenance team, and complete new starter training to develop the business-specific skills and knowledge and ensure you are safe onsite.
Year 2: You’ll attend the local training provider for one day a week to continue your BTEC qualification, and will spend the rest of your time as part of a busy maintenance team. You’ll complete a workplace development plan made up of coaching, placements, and projects.
Year 3: You’ll spend your third year developing and demonstrating technical, occupational, and professional competence, as you prepare for a role as a Maintenance Engineer.
You will earn a full-time salary through-out the programme and be eligible for yearly pay review.
If you’re looking to take your professional development further, the programme is EngTech-aligned, and there is the opportunity to take further engineering qualifications in your final year.
What are my responsibilities?
At the end of your three year apprenticeship programme you will have completed a nationally recognised Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship that is approved by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and will fast track you towards an Engineering Technician professional registration. The programme is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the processes and techniques used in a modern production environment within one of the world’s leading manufacturing businesses.
What do I need to qualify for this job?
· 4 GCSE (or equivalent) grades in Maths (B or above), English and Physics and/or Science/Technology related subject (C or above)
· Flexible approach and an enthusiasm for learning new skills.
· Disciplined, determined and dedicated to the success of the apprentice program.
· Displays a positive attitude and behavior.
· Effective communicator
· Interest in engineering, mechanics or science.
· Proven Team Player
· Active member or leader of an organised group (Duke of Edinburgh Award/Cadets, etc)
· Enjoys problem solving and working with others to achieve solutions to complex technical challenges.
· Pragmatism – retains a positive attitude to changing conditions.
· Presents a professional appearance and outlook.
· Able to work with on own initiative, safely, methodically, accurately, without constant supervision.
· Prepared to study out of hours.
· Able to understand a wide range of technical / theoretical information and contribute practical solutions.
· Flexible approach to working hours in order to complete tasks.
What else do I need to know?
This SMT has a long history of taking students for apprenticeship schemes and students are given stimulating and interesting projects to work on that are genuinely valued. Employees have a real sense of pride in their work, and SMT’s success was recently recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and three best factory awards in 2012.
Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the UK’s major challenges. Siemens has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 13 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices. Today the company employs over 13,760 people in the UK, including about 5,000 in the manufacturing sector. Last year’s revenues were £3.36 billion. Electrification, automation and digitalization are the long-term growth fields of Siemens. In order to take full advantage of the market potential in these fields, our businesses are bundled into nine divisions and healthcare as a separately managed business.
Siemens offers a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension. Through our flexible benefits scheme you can select benefits that best suit your lifestyle, including private healthcare.
How do I apply?
We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability as we will use this data to review your suitability for the role.
What else do I need to know?
Siemens is dedicated to quality, equality, and valuing diversity, and we welcome applications that reflect the diversity of the communities within which we work.
If you are appointed in to this role you will receive standard Siemens terms, conditions and benefits.