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crankin24

8 posts

20 months

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Tuesday 21st August 2012 quote quote all
Hi Folks,

This thread has been the best source of info on Siemens I have found !!

I'am currently working on Clyde wind-farm in Scotland (152 2.3MW Turbines) I have applied for a few roles at Siemens and it just seems to take AGES to hear anything back. I have made a good few contacts had recommendations from 7 Siemens employees and still can't hear back. Even spoke to the UK Onshore line manager and he seemed really positive but also added "you just have to be patient". Just really keen to get into the industry I have pestered the life out of the commissioning techs & installation techs/foreman for information on the job so if any one needs some info I will answer what I can.

Just looking for any more info from the extremely helpfull bunch on here on gaining a job with Siemens.

If Siemens recruitment employed some of the guys from this forum I reckon they would be onto a winner

All The best

Chris

Thomostash

20 posts

20 months

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Tuesday 21st August 2012 quote quote all
crankin24 said:
Hi Folks,

This thread has been the best source of info on Siemens I have found !!

I'am currently working on Clyde wind-farm in Scotland (152 2.3MW Turbines) I have applied for a few roles at Siemens and it just seems to take AGES to hear anything back. I have made a good few contacts had recommendations from 7 Siemens employees and still can't hear back. Even spoke to the UK Onshore line manager and he seemed really positive but also added "you just have to be patient". Just really keen to get into the industry I have pestered the life out of the commissioning techs & installation techs/foreman for information on the job so if any one needs some info I will answer what I can.

Just looking for any more info from the extremely helpfull bunch on here on gaining a job with Siemens.

If Siemens recruitment employed some of the guys from this forum I reckon they would be onto a winner

All The best

Chris
Look back a few pages mate and you'll find plenty of questions to answer.

Good luck with the job hunting.

crankin24

8 posts

20 months

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Wednesday 22nd August 2012 quote quote all
Thomostash said:
Look back a few pages mate and you'll find plenty of questions to answer.

Good luck with the job hunting.
Yeah I've noticed pretty good read.

Does any one know if there's interviews in the near future I've applied for installation technician on & off shore and on the status it says application in process so fingers crossed .

Also does any one know if gaining the 17th edition Electrical C&G is worth while, or will I need 16th edition also ?


Edited by crankin24 on Wednesday 22 August 23:36

ST88

13 posts

44 months

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Thursday 23rd August 2012 quote quote all
crankin24 said:
Yeah I've noticed pretty good read.

Does any one know if there's interviews in the near future I've applied for installation technician on & off shore and on the status it says application in process so fingers crossed .

Also does any one know if gaining the 17th edition Electrical C&G is worth while, or will I need 16th edition also ?


Edited by crankin24 on Wednesday 22 August 23:36
16Th Edition was replaced by the 17th mate, its just an update of the wiring regs (or money making scheme depending on who you talk to!). If your not from an electrical background it might seem a bit alien but its pretty straightforward and is an open book exam.

Capita

94 posts

33 months

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Friday 24th August 2012 quote quote all
Jeez, this is a different story to 10-11 months ago

Congrats to everyone thats got in beer

Just wish I'd still been applying to get onboard mad
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chooch41

1 posts

20 months

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Friday 24th August 2012 quote quote all
Hi Guys,
New to the forum but have a few questions that i need answered so here goes.
Im currently applying for loads of openings for Wind turbine Technicians with Siemens and have come up against a brick wall. Loads of applications being knocked back and dont know why.
I am a qualified electrician and have worked in heavy industry for 14 years and cant understand what they are looking for. Any clues.
I was thinking of doing the BZEE level 3 course at Northumberland college to improve my chances but dont know if im wasting my money, all £3000 of it so any advice from you guys would be greatly appreciated.
Getting tired of knocking on doors and getting dear johns via email.

Markp13

418 posts

40 months

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Sunday 26th August 2012 quote quote all
crankin24 said:
Hi Folks,

I'am currently working on Clyde wind-farm in Scotland (152 2.3MW Turbines)

All The best

Chris
Ah, so it's you ruining the views around Elvanfoot!?

I was the commissioning engineer for the Clyde South S/S.
The Clyde North one with the suspect transformer wasn't mine! ;-)

Good luck with the job hunt.

crankin24

8 posts

20 months

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Tuesday 4th September 2012 quote quote all
Markp13 said:
Ah, so it's you ruining the views around Elvanfoot!?

I was the commissioning engineer for the Clyde South S/S.
The Clyde North one with the suspect transformer wasn't mine! ;-)

Good luck with the job hunt.
Ruining ! I would say improving as there isn't much too look at around there lol

I stay just down the road in Moffat so similar views. The job hunt is now going well I sat my TAG Turine climbing and Rescue Course and seems to have helped a lot and I would highly recommend it to any one looking to get into the industry as it gives you a better idea of what's involved with the heights and the fact you climb a real turbine albeit a 30M one so a lot smaller than most other turbines that will be worked on these days. Because before the course I would of said I had a great head for heights and still do but if you aren't familiar with harness or fall arrest equipment it takes a minute or two to put your trust into the equipment but once you trust it the course becomes a lot easier or atleast that's how I found it.

Edited by crankin24 on Tuesday 4th September 14:38

ben_h100

1,085 posts

59 months

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Thursday 6th September 2012 quote quote all
Are Siemens going to be recruiting for the Gwynt y Mor wind farm anytime in the near future?

paul26982

3,782 posts

98 months

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Saturday 8th September 2012 quote quote all
i signed up to job alerts. seen a few come up. im a qualified level 3 Mechanic / Vehicle technician. looking to get into offshore work. Rigs, Ships and so on. been applying for various vacancies. Also work with commercials etc. am i wee'ing in the wind or will my experiance and type of work i do help me

springheeljack

4 posts

19 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Hello everyone,
Just signed up as I seem to be in the same boat as everyone else,trying to break into the offshore/onshore wind industry and making slow progress.
Currently a maintenance operative contracted to the water industry but been looking to get out for a while.Loads of qualifications and experience including electrical and mechanical fitting.Has anybody got any contacts other than Siemens (been applying to them on a regular basis).
Also trying to get in touch with ESCARGOT (are you out there!) as I would like your advice on if you think its worth self funding the Siemens level 2&3.If I was to go ahead would I get employed in the industry quicker or would they just see me as another candidate with no experience on the wind turbines.

bcbarr

10 posts

21 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
springheeljack said:
Hello everyone,
Just signed up as I seem to be in the same boat as everyone else,trying to break into the offshore/onshore wind industry and making slow progress.
Currently a maintenance operative contracted to the water industry but been looking to get out for a while.Loads of qualifications and experience including electrical and mechanical fitting.Has anybody got any contacts other than Siemens (been applying to them on a regular basis).
Also trying to get in touch with ESCARGOT (are you out there!) as I would like your advice on if you think its worth self funding the Siemens level 2&3.If I was to go ahead would I get employed in the industry quicker or would they just see me as another candidate with no experience on the wind turbines.
Alright mate i'm pretty much in the same boat as you,ive been looking to get into the industry with little success but ive taken the plunge and booked the siemens level 2 & 3 so I will let you know if I have any joy once I have done the course.

springheeljack

4 posts

19 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Hope it goes well bcbarr let me know if the course operator puts you in touch with employers and good luck!

crankin24

8 posts

20 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
bcbarr said:
Alright mate i'm pretty much in the same boat as you,ive been looking to get into the industry with little success but ive taken the plunge and booked the siemens level 2 & 3 so I will let you know if I have any joy once I have done the course.
Hi bcbarr,

When are you doing your Siemens level two and three ? I'm currently doing Siemems Zome 1 then level 2 & 3

Regards

Chris

bcbarr

10 posts

21 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
crankin24 said:
Hi bcbarr,

When are you doing your Siemens level two and three ? I'm currently doing Siemems Zome 1 then level 2 & 3

Regards

Chris
23rd of October mate,the zone 1 is something else i could look at doing aswell but at the moment all these courses have skinted me right out,i'm just hoping the level 2 & 3 leads to a start somewhere.


Edited by bcbarr on Tuesday 2nd October 17:51

bcbarr

10 posts

21 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
springheeljack said:
Hope it goes well bcbarr let me know if the course operator puts you in touch with employers and good luck!
will do cheers

crankin24

8 posts

20 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Bcbarr

What companies have you applied for ?

bcbarr

10 posts

21 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
crankin24 said:
Bcbarr

What companies have you applied for ?
siemens,vestas,dong and various others

crankin24

8 posts

20 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
bcbarr said:
siemens,vestas,dong and various others
Good stuff,

In my Opinion try going for smaller companies rather than straight for the big dogs, because atleast within a small company or smaller companies there will be more opportunities for learning and training whilst still working along side the larger companies just gain experience and make contacts. Even though you will have heard it a thousand times KEEP TRYING its a pain in the ass but more than worth it when it pays off. Hope this help a bit.

Regards

Chris

bcbarr

10 posts

21 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
crankin24 said:
Good stuff,

In my Opinion try going for smaller companies rather than straight for the big dogs, because atleast within a small company or smaller companies there will be more opportunities for learning and training whilst still working along side the larger companies just gain experience and make contacts. Even though you will have heard it a thousand times KEEP TRYING its a pain in the ass but more than worth it when it pays off. Hope this help a bit.

Regards

Chris
Thanks Chris I have tried a few smaller ones,I'm just going keep trying like you say just hoping this level 2 & 3 course along with some of my other tickets does the trick.
I am even prepared to relocate just to get my foot in the door.

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