Design Apprentice - Derby

Siemens Rail Automation Ltd

Siemens Rail Automation is the market leader in train control in the UK and globally where it provides services to the world’s blue chip rail networks. Its extensive portfolio of “technology leading” products have provided solutions for many different types of railway systems across the world, from densely used metros to high speed networks.

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Closing date: 12 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£240.38

Working week

Monday to Friday / Working Patterns TBA

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration

3 years

Possible start date

01 Apr 2017

Date posted

10 Jan 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001155393

Positions

2 available

Siemens Rail Automation is the market leader in train control in the UK and globally where it provides services to the world’s blue chip rail networks. Its extensive portfolio of “technology leading” products have provided solutions for many different types of railway systems across the world, from densely used metros to high speed networks.

Siemens are recruiting for a number of Railway Signalling Design Apprentice positions within Siemens Rail Automation based in Derby.

What are my responsibilities?

  • At the end of your three year apprenticeship programme you will have completed a nationally recognised apprenticeship that is approved by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and will fast track you towards Engineering Technician professional registration.  The programme is designed to give you a thorough understanding of modern railway signalling design by achieving an internationally recognised railway signalling design license through the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)
  • You will spend most of your first year at a college nominated by Siemens and located near your office developing the core knowledge and skills which are the foundation for many aspects of engineering.  After the first year, you will be design office based and contributing to our major projects whilst attending college on a day release basis; you will also attend a programme of railway signalling specific training interspersed over the remaining 2 years.  With the training received and experience gained under mentorship in the workplace, you will be able to produce a portfolio of work based evidence that will enable you to apply for a Railway Signalling design license which is one of the key success factors for the scheme.
  • You will be responsible for the time and quality design performance of allocated project activities and production of the associated documentation; you will also be involved in testing and validation of products and systems. The knowledge and skills gained whilst on the programme will enable you to assist in the planning and implementation of signalling activities, the design data, its accuracy and integrity.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Some interest / knowledge of railway signalling
  • Able to communicate
  • Work effectively within a dynamic team environment.

Personal qualities

  • Passion for engineering, good communications skills
  • With an ability and willingness to learn.

Qualifications required

4 GCSE (or regional equivalent) grades including Maths (B or above), English and Science (C or above).

Future prospects

The Signalling Design Apprenticeship scheme will ensure we have future Signalling Design Engineers who can maintain technical standards in all aspects of signalling design work and will be in direct support of the delivery of a number of Siemens Rail Automation’s Train Control projects. This will include activities associated with train-borne and track-side equipment, signalling control and interlocking / line-side signalling. You will also be involved in project planning activities and the resolution of design issues and validation activities.

About the employer

As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of infrastructure & cities, energy, industry and healthcare.
Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey.

Employer

Siemens Rail Automation Ltd

Address

Trent House

R T C Business Park

London Road

Derby

DE24 8UP

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Training provider

The Signalling Design Apprenticeship scheme will ensure we have future Signalling Design Engineers who can maintain technical standards in all aspects of signalling design work and will be in direct support of the delivery of a number of Siemens Rail Automation’s Train Control projects. This will include activities associated with train-borne and track-side equipment, signalling control and interlocking / line-side signalling. You will also be involved in project planning activities and the resolution of design issues and validation activities.

 

Apprenticeship standard

Rail Engineering > Rail Engineering Operative

Training provider

SIEMENS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Siemens plc

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Mar 2017