Siemens Energy have more than 92,000 employees worldwide, at the Ulverston facility there are 330 employees, 25% of those being female. As a business unit Siemens Energy Ulverston are proactive in promoting equal opportunities regardless of people’s gender.

This has been demonstrated most recently through open workshops and discussion surrounding various topics that fall under the umbrella of equal opportunities, company culture, and diversity. 
Operating within the engineering industry Siemens Energy are aware that although there is always room for improvement, huge steps have been taken across the industries to help inspire girls in schools to study the STEM based subjects. As well as encouraging them to consider the endless career opportunities within this field.
Two examples of the amazing opportunities that Siemens Energy can provide to women wanting to work within the engineering industry are the following stories.
Danielle joined Siemens Energy as a business administration apprentice. Danielle’s apprenticeship comprised of working in various departments on rotation as part of the apprenticeship scheme as well as studying towards and completing her level 3 Business Administration qualification.

Whitehaven News: Siemens Energy apprentices Becca and DanielleSiemens Energy apprentices Becca and Danielle (Image: Siemens Energy)

Following an interview process Danielle was offered a full-time role as a project coordinator upon conclusion of her apprenticeship. As part of this role, she is also studying towards her bachelor’s degree in Project Management.
Becca, who also works at Siemens Energy, also went through the apprenticeship scheme, but as a Mechanical Engineering apprentice. Becca rotated through various departments in the manufacturing side of Siemens Energy whilst completing her NVQ’s level 2 and 3, BTEC Level 3 and HNC in Mechanical Engineering.

Then following some opportunities as an apprentice to work within customer facing roles changed her career path and upon completion of her was offered a role within the customer support team as a trainee coordinator. Becca was supported by the business in studying towards her honours degree in Business and Project Management and after being promoted to within customer support has recently taken on the role of a project manager in New Product Development whilst concluding her studies through writing her dissertation.
When asked about their apprenticeships and the opportunities working at Siemens Energy has brought them Becca said: “Siemens Energy has given me a huge amount of support to find a career within the engineering industry that suits me from leaving secondary school whilst also supporting my education. They also provide a diverse and safe working environment for my colleagues and I to develop and grow.”

Danielle was also full of praise for Siemens' apprenticeship scheme.
“Siemens Energy is a fantastic place to work," said Danielle, "they provide full support for both personal and professional development of their employees and the apprenticeship scheme is an excellent opportunity for the next generation to access careers in engineering.” 

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