Siemens Mobility has been awarded a prestigious Gold Membership by The 5% Club’s 2023-24 Employer Audit Scheme. This award recognises the company’s strong continuous contribution to the development of early careers employees through “earn & learn” schemes such as apprenticeships and graduate schemes.
The 5% Club is a dynamic UK-wide movement of employers who are inspired to take positive action for increased, inclusive, and accessible workplace training for all. With a membership which now exceeds 900 companies, the Employer Audit is a unique scheme which validates the employers’ activities, explores future plans and commitments, as well as examining their approaches to quality, social mobility, diversity and inclusion.
This award comes after Siemens Mobility was granted a three-year Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) accreditation, allowing graduates engineers to enter a structured pathway to attaining Professional Registration as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers.
James Isaac, HR Director at Siemens Mobility UKI, said:
“We at Siemens Mobility are dedicated to empowering the next generation of engineers to help futureproof the industry and build a better tomorrow. That’s why we are passionate about continuing our long-standing commitment of recruiting entry level talent.”
“We actively recruit young people through apprenticeships and various early career opportunities, contributing to the evolution of Britain’s workforce. Achieving gold membership of the 5% Club is a fantastic recognition of our efforts in shaping the next generation of industry professionals.”
Mark Cameron OBE, Chief Executive at The 5% Club, said:
“Our Employer Audit scheme recognises the efforts of all those Employers who invest in their workforce through a broad range of workplace learning schemes. It is fantastic that in these challenging times so many are able to commit to the Employer Audit and to gain the credit for their efforts, and that the majority are striving to expand their schemes over the coming years. Their efforts and achievements are to be applauded.”
Committed to training and development, Siemens Mobility is driving forward several initiatives to build an inclusive workforce that represents the communities in which it operates. The company secured the Best Training or Development Programme award at this year’s Women in Rail Awards, with judges acknowledging the significant impact its programmes including ‘Seven Pillars of Success’ and ‘Inspire’, have had on cultivating female talent across all levels of the business. The Siemens Mobility early careers intake currently consists of 113 graduate trainees, 130 apprentices and 72-degree apprentices.
Siemens Mobility has a significant UK footprint and continues to invest in the local economies employing over 5,000 people across more than 30 sites, including manufacturing facilities at Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire, Chippenham in Wiltshire, Poole in Dorset and Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire.