The award is vindication of Siemens’ decision to invest long-term in a pipeline of UK talent where both academic achievement and practical application are required.
The ‘Outstanding’ grade applies to effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for learners, and apprenticeships.
To date, in excess of 500 apprentices have completed their training successfully through Siemens UK, to become qualified in diverse vocations ranging from rail engineering maintenance, to wind turbine manufacture (composite engineering).
Juergen Maier, chief executive of Siemens plc, said: “I couldn’t be more proud of my colleagues and the new talent that has joined us in our UK apprenticeship schemes. We are officially world class and plan to set the bar for the future.”
Toby Peyton-Jones, director of HR at Siemens, added: “Siemens has been known for some time as a good employer for both graduates and apprentices.
“This Osfted report is a clear signal to young people planning to enter the workforce and their parents, that the apprenticeship route has come of age and is not a second class ticket.”