FAQs

I've applied for a role. When am I likely to hear back?  

I've applied for a role. When am I likely to hear back?  

When you submitted your application, you should have received an email from us acknowledging your application. We normally review applications once the closing date has passed, however if a role is advertised for an immediate start you may hear from us sooner.

I have failed the online test. Can I retake it?  

I have failed the online test. Can I retake it?  

Unfortunately not. Candidates will only be given one opportunity (per academic year) to complete the test. However, once you’ve passed it you won’t be required to retake it for any further applications made that year. Just let your recruiter know this when applying.

Can I get feedback if I'm not successful?  

Can I get feedback if I'm not successful?  

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, it’s not possible to supply feedback at application and testing stages. However, if you’ve attended an assessment centre or interview and you would like feedback, we’ll happily provide it.

Will I get my travel expenses paid if I am invited to an interview/assessment centre?  

Will I get my travel expenses paid if I am invited to an interview/assessment centre?  

Yes. You’ll get reasonable expenditure reimbursed. If in doubt, check the details with us before you incur any costs.

What provisions do you make for people with a disability?  

What provisions do you make for people with a disability?  

Please let us know if you need us to adjust our processes – we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

How can I track progress of my application once I have applied?  

How can I track progress of my application once I have applied?  

Your recruiter will provide you with email updates throughout the recruitment process, so if you have any specific queries regarding your application, please contact them.

What type of graduates do you recruit each year?  

What type of graduates do you recruit each year?  

We have opportunities in Engineering, Business, Finance, IT and more. Search our career opportunities to find a role that suits you.

Do you accept applications from international students?  

Do you accept applications from international students?  

Yes, we’re an A-rated sponsor under Tier 2 of the UK Immigration Points Based System (PBS). In the UK, we hire people based on merit and accept applications from both European Economic Area (EEA) and non-European Economic Area students. However you must have (or be able to obtain) the right to work in the UK.

What is a game-based assessment?  

What is a game-based assessment?  

A game-based assessment is a method of assessing a candidates behaviours and traits, as well as ability, in a more fun and engaging way. They directly gather observable evidence of behaviours and traits that have previously been impossible to measure (in traditional numerical and verbal reasoning testing) – and most importantly, you have more fun doing them!

There isn't any way you can particularly prepare for the assessment, but just make sure you're in a suitable environment where you won't be interrupted!

What is a strengths-based interview?  

What is a strengths-based interview?  

A strengths-based interview is a way of interviewing that focuses on what interests you as a person, which is then assessed against the core strengths that have been identified in the Siemens Entry Level Talent (ELT) top performers. This allows us to focus more on your potential and what energises you, rather than your past experiences.

To help you prepare, it might be useful to think of what tasks/activities you've particularly enjoyed, and think overall about what you enjoy/what interests & energises you and what you like/dislike etc.