Siemens sparks apprenticeship drive

Siemens sparks apprenticeship drive

Siemens has started advertising for its first tranche of apprenticeships as part of its major offshore wind investment in Hull.

The company has made 14 apprenticeships in wind turbine blade manufacture available as it commits to growing its own future workforce on Humberside.

Candidates are invited to apply by 20 March and the apprenticeships will begin in September, when Siemens’ Hull blade factory moves into production.

Carolyn Woolway, Siemens’ head of human resources for the Hull project, said: “This is a major milestone for the project as these are our first entry-level positions in Hull.

“Our vision is for our operations in Hull to be driven by amazing people at all levels and in all roles. That applies especially to these apprentices, as they are our future talent.

“We’re expecting a very high level of interest in these positions and we’ll be looking for candidates with the x-factor – people who are enthusiastic about manufacturing and engineering, have a genuine commitment to the apprenticeships and can also demonstrate initiative, drive and the ability to think creatively.”

The apprenticeships are the first of their kind for Siemens in Europe and the company says more apprentice opportunities will become available in a variety of roles after the facilities in Hull become fully operational.

In addition to the apprentice positions, Siemens has also advertised more than 30 new jobs in Hull, including production operatives, maintenance team leads, planners and purchasers.