Uchenna Obidike

Graduate Engineer

"I saw Siemens as the only company that could provide me with a platform to explore my ideas and help me to expand my theoretical knowledge through practical applications."

I wanted to work with a company which provides solutions to the developments of mega trends which affect societies and economies worldwide.

I saw Siemens as the only company that could provide me with a platform to explore my ideas and help me to expand my theoretical knowledge through practical applications. My future plan is to become a Chartered Engineer and Siemens is helping me to make this happen, they’re even funding my IET membership.

I work in Siemens’ Low and Medium Voltage Division within the Infrastructure and Cities sector. As part of my rotational graduate programme, I’m gaining experience in key areas within the Low Voltage (LV) business, including design, supply chain management, service and technical support, and product management. You’re hands-on here and constantly challenged too. Recently I was tasked with improving the service level of a major retail customer. The action I took to improve the service level paid dividend by 30% in our Key Performance Indicator (KPI) monitor. It was incredibly rewarding!

My one piece of advice to a graduate? Take everything you learn in your different placements into your final job and make the most of the experience.