Job Review
Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens
at Siemens

What are the best and worst things about your job? Best:
The graduate scheme is structured with rotations through a wide variety of roles in the company. These can cover electronics, software, mechanical design, manufacturing quality, project engineering and management, bids and tendering, etc. There is a good feeling that you can drive the direction in which you want to take your career. Colleagues are supportive and open to sharing their knowledge and experience.

All graduates start together in Chippenham, and then have the opportunity to join other offices around the UK, and this process takes into consideration personal preference on geographic location and type of work.

Siemens work on major projects of national importance such as Thameslink and Crossrail, and so there is good opportunity to be exposed to interesting projects.
Worst:
Like many graduate and work experience jobs, there are times when placement managers are unable to provide continuous work, so it is necessary to be self-driven from time to time.

There have been only limited opportunities to see the interface with Rail Automation in Germany or to see the company from the perspective of greater Siemens.
What is the annual salary for this role? Starting salary: £27,000 - £29,000
Current salary: £27,000 - £29,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
09:00 - 16:45
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role? Application Advice: The application process includes typical psychometric tests. Passing these tests will prompt HR and hiring managers to review your cover letter/CV, and if successful, you will be invited to a video interview. For many, this is the first time participating in a pre-recorded video interview, so don't feel nervous about it!
In my year, successful applicants were invited to a final assessment centre including a group challenge and an interview with a member of HR and engineering.
Interview Advice: Siemens are a proud company with a rich history of solving some truly great engineering challenges. Demonstrate your knowledge of Siemens, your understanding of Siemens's values and your enthusiasm for the industry.
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Employer:
Job Title:
Graduate Engineer
Team/Area:
Rail Automation
Location:
England - Greater London
How long have you been at the company?:
1yr-2yr
Salary:
£27,000 - £29,000
Average Rating:
8.5
4.3/5
Date of Review: 09th Sep 2016
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