Siemens Host Third Armed Forces Industry Day

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By Thinking Highways February 11, 2016 14:42

Siemens Host Third Armed Forces Industry Day

Armed Forces Industry Day at The Crystal, London

Sponsored and hosted by engineering company Siemens, the annual Industry Day at The Crystal, London is being held today for more than 100 people who are leaving or have left the Armed Forces and seeking employment in the transport sector.  The event, now in its third year, will outline the types of job opportunities available and showcase ex-military personnel who have made the transition into civilian employment.


Based in London, supply chain partners including Siemens have identified that many of the personnel who are leaving the Services have useful skills that can be transferred to the transport sector which has a shortfall of skilled engineering and planning staff.


Having already recruited a number of ex-military staff and with a wide range of engineering vacancies across the UK, Siemens representatives will be on hand to highlight the work it has been doing as part of the Career Transition Partnership to attract new people into the business.


In the last 12 months, the company has recruited almost 100 ex-military staff to a range of engineering positions across the UK and appointed 50 former Armed forces staff to jobs in the company’s Mobility Division incorporating Rail Systems, Rail Automation and Traffic Solutions in the UK. Currently, there are 295 vacancies across the Mobility Division including 29 positions in Traffic Solutions.


During the Industry Day there will be opportunities for attendees to speak to people who have attended previous events and are now working within the transport industry. This includes a range of people, from those working out on-street to Project Managers and Train Drivers. Part of the day will be spent with an operational team to gain an understanding of the tasks being undertaken to keep London moving and site visits.  There will also be CV and interview workshops facilitated by recruitment teams who recruit people from day-to-day.


At the end of the event, the closing address will be made by Gordon Wakeford, Head of Siemens’ Mobility Division.


The Mobility Division at Siemens is a leading international provider of products, systems and solutions that enable people and goods to be transported in an efficient, safe and environmentally friendly manner. Business activities include rolling stock, rail automation, intelligent traffic and transportation systems, and rail electrification. Mobility’s service offerings maximise vehicle and infrastructure availability. The Division’s comprehensive portfolio is further augmented by turnkey project expertise and tailored financing solutions.


Siemens was established in the United Kingdom more than 170 years ago and now employs 13,760 people in the UK. As the world’s largest engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey.



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Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways February 11, 2016 14:42