Start of training year at Siemens

Posted on 27 Sep 2017 and read 439 times
Start of training year at SiemensAround 2,300 young people have begun vocational training this year at Siemens in Germany; about 1,700 are being trained for professional careers at the company, while a further 600 are from external partners.

As in previous years, around 80% will focus on technical subjects and IT.

Siemens (www.siemens.com) offers a variety of apprenticeships, including those in electronics, mechatronics, machining and specialised informatics.

About 40% of the training positions are in work-study programmes, which allow participants to achieve a degree in engineering or a science — or complete a fully integrated work-study programme at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.

Siemens’ training centres are also ‘state of the art’; the new Siemens Campus Erlangen, which covers an area of 10,000m2, contains modern workshops, laboratories, seminar rooms and multi-purpose rooms for around 1,200 apprentices.

For the sixth time, a new group of apprentices is starting the company’s international vocational programme in Berlin.

Up to now, this has operated under the name Europeans@Siemens, but in the past few years an increasing number of participants have come from countries outside Europe, hence the programme’s new name — International Tech Apprenticeship@Siemens.

With about 11,500 apprentices and work-study programme participants world-wide, Siemens is one of the world’s largest private training companies.

In Germany alone, Siemens has about 9,200 young people in its apprenticeship and work-study programmes, of whom around 6,700 are being trained for careers in the company and a further 2,500 for external partners.

In 2016, Siemens invested about 240 million euros in training young people, of which 189 million euros was spent in Germany.

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