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Siemens partners with University of Salford to launch new degree

Published: Sunday, 26 February 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Siemens has teamed up with the University of Salford to launch a new BEng degree that is focused on control and automation.

Siemens – a leading global engineering and technology services company – has a long-standing reputation of training new engineers and encouraging more people to enter the UK industry.

The degree – which meets the requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – will be hosted at Salford’s campus, and will feature a range of academic models, combined with Siemens’ Approved ‘PLC Programmer Certification’.

Anyone with an appropriate Level 5 engineering qualification will be able to take up a place on the course which is set to be introduced in September 2017.

Jason Phin, Apprentice Scheme Coordinator for Siemens UK and Ireland, said: “As the impact of digitisation continues to shape the UK’s industrial future, it is crucial we have the skills to support it.”

Possess the right practical skills

It is hoped that the new degree will not only provide the right academic training for young engineers but also ensure they possess the practical skills that will be needed over the next few years.

The one-year top-up degree can be a solution for engineers looking to improve their skills and achieve an academic qualification, but will also be available as part of the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship standard for control/technical support engineer.

Professor Richard Stephenson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Salford, said: “I’m delighted that we are collaborating with Siemens to offer a programme which will equip participants with industry-specific understanding to enhance their skill-set and further their career in engineering.”

Siemens formed a partnership with the University of Salford and Trafford College to develop education and training programmes for school leavers to degree level.

Degree Apprenticeships, which are partly backed by government funding, allow people to study while working and achieve higher qualifications without having to manage huge debts.

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