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Business set for award after successful partnership with university

Published: Thursday, 14 April 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Siemens is set to be rewarded for playing a major role in efforts to boost investment, employment and development in Greater Manchester.

The ‘Manchester Airport and Hainan Airlines Turnover over £100 million Business without a head office in Greater Manchester Award’, offers companies the chance to showcase their work within the region.

The engineering giant has a partnership with the University of Salford and Trafford College to help increase skills within the sector, which allows company employees to study for their Higher National Diploma to Bachelor of Engineering level/Higher National Certificate.

The company – which has employed 14,000 people in the UK – was selected in 2015 to be a technology partner for Manchester City Council on the smart city project Triangulum worth around £4.5 million.

Educating engineers

The partnership between Siemens and the two local education institutions is called a degree apprenticeship, which is funded by the Government, and aim to fulfil a promise made at the start of 2016 to double the amount of advanced engineering apprenticeships by 2022.

Siemens usually houses 500 trainees at any given time, so the partnership was a great opportunity to add significant value to their careers and in the process, improve the region’s skills base.

The move has created a pathway for future graduates to be a part of the UK’s economic growth by generating highly skilled engineers who are eager to further their careers.

It is hoped, by both the company and university, that the first graduates from the scheme will be seen in 2018.

Siemens success

The leading global engineering and technology services company, who has been active in the UK for over 170 years, provides innovative solutions to assist with tackling the UK’s major challenges.
With the company employing about 5,000 people in the manufacturing sector, it managed to record £3.36 billion in revenue for 2015.

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