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Siemens virtual work experience

Virtual work experience about engineering and technology in the context of a sustainable future with industry leaders Siemens!

Siemens virtual work experience

On this 2-week virtual work experience programme, students will be introduced to the world of engineering andtechnology and learn about how Siemens is paving the way towards a more sustainable future.

During this programme, they will meet with Siemens experts to explore the core focuses of the business, such as digitalisation, climate action, smart infrastructure and diversity and inclusion. They'll also be able to discover the variety of roles across the company and learn how to kick-start their career with a Siemens apprenticeship, internship or graduate scheme. Students will also have opportunities to ask questions so they can get a clear picture of what a career at Siemens could look like.

The programme will also include some vital employability skills to help them think about entering the world of work and the ‘Getting Career Ready’ module will encourage them to think about the skills they need for a successful career. There will also be a range of quizzes and activities to help them develop their knowledge of the sector and give them a clear idea of what it is like to work at Siemens.


Minimum of 1 participant, no maximum.



Dates and location

The programme will take place online from 25 October for 2 weeks. Students do not need to be available full time during those dates but they do need to be able to complete 10 hours worth of activity over the 2 weeks.


10 hours work across 2 weeks.

Deadline to apply

19 October 2021

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Chemistry
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Chemical engineering
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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