Siemens virtual work experience is giving young people more opportunities

Emily Collins
October 18, 2021

Time is running out to apply for Siemens’ next round of free virtual work experience.

The deadline to apply for the third virtual work experience programme, which will run from October 26 to November 5 is Wednesday, October 20.

The two-week programme, which is delivered on careers platform Springpod, involves around 10 hours of activities, pre-recorded videos, quizzes and live webinars. 

Modules will include an overview of Siemens; an introduction to the field of engineering; an introduction to the world of technology; an introduction to the other business services such as sustainability, legal, marketing and finance; early careers opportunities at Siemens; an introduction to employability skills, how to build a CV and how to apply for a role at Siemens.

Students from across our area were among hundreds to enroll in the virtual work experience programme which was launched by Siemens during the pandemic.

The free programme, which combines live webinars, videos, and activities, has seen 1,164 young people log-in and learn about how engineering and technology can help to build a more sustainable future. 

Young people attending schools and colleges in Goole, Howden and Selby took part in the virtual training long with hundreds of others from the wider Yorkshire area. 

Thanks to the success of the initial programme, a third round of virtual work experience is set to run from October 26 to November 5 to give more young people the opportunity to explore and see what a future career at Siemens looks like.

The virtual work experience aims to break down barriers to STEM careers. 

Moving to online delivery from in-person placements has increased the number of students Siemens can offer work experience to, has increased diversity and inclusion, and helped young people overcome limitations and barriers such as geography, mobility, financial constraints, and inflexibility due to school or employer timings.

Brenda Yearsley, education development manager, Siemens GB&I said: “Offering free, accessible work experience for students is vital to increase diversity and inclusion, inspire a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and showcase Siemens as a career path.

“Moving to an online delivery has helped us continue to offer this valuable experience to young people, regardless of geographical location, with some truly remarkable outcomes when it comes to gender and ethnic diversity, something Siemens is passionate about addressing.”

She added: “While Siemens’ sites begin to open up their doors again to in-person work experience opportunities, the chance to continue to give more school and college students invaluable practical skills, industry experience, and a head start for their careers is increasingly important to the post-pandemic recovery.”

Once complete, students earn a certificate which can be used for a CV and Personal Statement.

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