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1 Copyright © Siemens AG All rights reserved. Page 1 June 1, 2011 Corporate Communications and Government Affairs

2 Page 2 © Siemens AG 2006 Corporate Communications, Generation21Dr. Frank S. Becker June 1, 2011 Siemens as an international company - key data, recruiting criteria and positions occupied by engineers What employers are looking for – surveys from Germany, Australia, The Netherlands and Ireland Industry-University cooperation programs – successful examples from Siemens Recommendations to universities Presentation outline

3 Copyright © Siemens AG All rights reserved. Page 3 June 1, 2011 Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Siemens: Key attributes (fiscal 2010: Oct.1, 2009 –Sept. 30, 2010) Since 1847 International Innovative (dynamo in 1866) Focused on electrical engineering and infrastructure solutions Oriented toward sustainability Socially responsible In ,000 employees in 190 countries (68% outside G.) Sales of 76 billion (85% outside Germany) Active in three business areas; 3.85 billion R&D spending One third of our ww employees have a university degree, In 2010: 60,800 employees hired worldwide, among these 11,800 engineers (66% with a bachelors degree) Every hour, Siemens receives orders of 9 million Pole of the 1868 Indo- European telegraph line

4 Page 4 © Siemens AG 2006 Corporate Communications, Generation21Dr. Frank S. Becker June 1, 2011 Thorough knowledge of ones subject as the prerequisite for employment Ability to judge analytically, structure ones work, make plausibility checks, carry out research, evaluate information and identify problems Ability to look beyond ones own area of competence and take other factors (such as costs) into account Independence, initiative, independent learning, work techniques, creativity, discipline, frustration tolerance, ability to set priorities Interpersonal skills: communication, feedback, a feeling for situations, capacity for teamwork, fluent English Some skills can best be learned at the university, while others can also be acquired at work or in ones private life! Industry is not looking for academic degrees but for problem solvers with a range of skills:

5 Corporate Communications, Generation21 © Siemens AG 2010 Electrical engineers at Siemens Germany apply their skills in many different positions as of 10/2010 Engineering 21.6% Audit, Administration/Support, Communication, Finance, Facilities, HR, Legal 1.8% Procurement, Supply chain/Logistics 1.2% Manufacturing 2.1% Project management 9.2% Quality 2.6% Research & Development 23.4% Sales/Marketing 20.5% Technical Services/Services 13.2% Total 13,049 General management, Strategy 1.5% Information technology 2.9% June 1, 2011

6 Page 6 © Siemens AG 2006 Corporate Communications, Generation21Dr. Frank S. Becker June 1, 2011 Siemens as an international company - key data, recruiting criteria and positions occupied by engineers What employers are looking for – surveys from Germany, Australia, The Netherlands and Ireland Industry-University cooperation programs – successful examples from Siemens Some recommendations to universities Presentation part two

7 Page 7 June 1, 2011 © Siemens AG 2006 Corporate Communications and Government Affairs,Dr. Frank S. Becker Example No. 1 (Germany): Student qualifications sought by electrical engineering companies Industrial internship in Germany Internship abroad Commitments outside university Semester abroad Bi-national course of study Source: ZVEI priority survey 2006, response = 100% in %

8 Page 8 © Siemens AG 2011 Dr. Frank S. Becker Personality Practical experience Command of English Knowledge of computers International experience Grade on final exam Type of degree (bachelors, masters, diploma) Duration of course of study Example No. 2 (Germany): The most important factors for employers Source: Study by Universum Communications and access KellyOCG for Wirtschaftswoche, April 18, in %10050 What employers are looking for in job applicants Lack of practical experience Lack of soft skills Inadequate technical knowledge Poor match with corporate culture Unsatisfactory grades 0in %7050 Criteria that put a candidate out of the running June 1, 2011

9 Page 9 June 1, 2011 © Siemens AG 2010 Corporate Communications, Generation21Dr. Frank S. Becker Very important for the job Very well taught at university Example No. 3 (Germany): Skills mismatch as observed by young professionals in electrical eng. Hands-on know-how Methods, systems know-how Ability to work in teams Communication skills Working techniques Foreign-language proficiency Leadership skills Theoretical expertise in % Answers of about 300 young professionals in electrical engineering; Source: VDE survey Young Professionals 2009

10 Page 10 June 1, 2011 © Siemens AG 2010 Corporate Communications, Generation21Dr. Frank S. Becker Evaluation of findings by mechanical engineering companies: Management qualities/teaching International experience Project management Networking Company structures Management tools Research knowhow 020in % Is highly competent Should be highly competent Source: Impuls/VDMA Survey Anforderungen an die Promotion im MB und der Verfahrenstechnik 2007 Example No. 4 (Germany): Skills mismatch of PhD graduates (mech. eng.) as observed by employers

11 Corporate Communications, Generation21 © Siemens AG 2011 Example No. 5 (Australia): Skills mismatch as seen by employers Capacity to learn new skills Capacity for co-operation and teamwork Capacity to analyse and solve problems Oral communication skills Interpersonal skills with colleagues and clients Written communication skills Ability to apply knowledge in the workplace Ability to develop new or innovative ideas, directions, opportunities or improvements Time management skills Ability to cope with work pressure and stress Source: Nair et al, EJEE 34-2, p.136 Satisfaction Importance June 1, 2011

12 Corporate Communications, Generation21 © Siemens AG 2011 Example No. 6 (Netherlands): Deficits of S&T university graduates as seen by employers Source: Careers for Science Alumni, Radboud University Nijmegen, OECD presentation, Amsterdam, % Communication skills Client orientation Commercial skills Working to plan, working on projects Presentation to groups Consultancy skills Cooperation in teams Negotiation Innovation management General management Business economics June 1, 2011

13 Corporate Communications, Generation21 © Siemens AG 2011 Example No. 7 (Ireland): Deficits of university graduates as seen by employers June 1, 2011 Source: P. Twomey, University of Limerick, presentation at the 2011 University Business Forum, Communication Writing skills Leadership Projekt management Independent working Confidence Managing your learning Problem solving Analytical skills Organisation Other

14 Page 14 June 1, 2011 © Siemens AG 2010 CC CRDr. Frank S. Becker Employee was unable to apply his/her theoretical knowledge in practice Employee overestimated his/her capabilities Lack of social skills/ inability to integrate Professional qualifications inadequate Other Source: DIHK study 2008 Succeeding with university reform – the business communitys expectations of university graduates 020in %30 Example No. 8 (Germany): Unhappy end – why SMEs sacked newly hired university graduates 10

15 Page 15 © Siemens AG 2006 Corporate Communications, Generation21Dr. Frank S. Becker June 1, 2011 Siemens as an international company - key data, recruiting criteria and positions occupied by engineers What employers are looking for – surveys from Germany, Australia, The Netherlands and Ireland Industry-University cooperation programs – successful examples from Siemens Some recommendations to universities Presentation part three

16 Page 16 June 1, 2011 Copyright © Siemens AG All rights reserved. Example 1: Siemens offers to students Internships and Working Students Work student programs for students. Full time practical experience as intern. Information & Application: Thesis & PhD Practical topics. In collaboration with and advised by university faculty. Information & Application:

17 Page 17 June 1, 2011 Copyright © Siemens AG All rights reserved. YOLANTE - Mentoring Program Young Ladies Network of Technology. Specifically for science and engineering students. Information & Application: TOPAZ - the Siemens Student Program Development program for working students and interns. Siemens management recommendation is required. Information: Siemens Masters Program Financial support, introduction to Siemens, and networking. A Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, ET, or IT is mandatory. Information & Application: Example 2: Siemens student programs

18 Page 18 June 1, 2011 Copyright © Siemens AG All rights reserved. Example 3: Siemens Graduate Program (SGP) Requirements Information & Application: Duration (24 Months) 1. Rotation (Domestic) 8 Months 2. Rotation (Domestic / Abroad) 8 Months 3. Rotation (Domestic / Abroad) 8 Months Off-the-job training Siemens "Our Company" General Business Competence Project Management Communication and Management Skills On-the-job training Field specific and methodology training Goal Development of leadership skills for future management positions both domestic and abroad. Content Two year rotational program with function changes, international experience, training, mentoring, international conferences and networking. Masters or comparable degree. Minimum 6 months international experience. Fluent in both English and the local language. Previous internship or practical experience in a related field. Excellent analytical skills. Outstanding social skills. Persuasive personality. Motivation to take on early responsibility.

19 June 1, 2011 Siemens Professional EducationPage 19 Training and study courses with university entrance exams Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Information technology (UAS) Incl. Electronic Engineer for Automation Incl. Electronic Engineer for Industrial Applications (FHR/HR; 4 years) Bachelor of Engineering in Electro technology (UCE) (HR; 3 years) Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration incl. consultancy (UAS) (FHR/HR; 3.5 years) Bachelor of Arts in Management with Engineering (UAS) (FHR/HR; 3 years) Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Uni) (HR; 3 years) Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (UAS) (FHR/HR; 3.5 years) Specialist advisor for Integrated Systems, incl. IT Specialist in System Integration Software technologies, incl. IT Specialist in Application Development (each FHR/HR; 3 years) Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (UAS) (FHR/HR; 4 years) Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics (UAS) (FHR/HR; 4 years) Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics (UCE) (HR; 3 years) Associate Engineer (Industrial engineer) Automation Information technology Mechatronic Systems Communications technology Mechanical engineering/Energy technology (each FHR/HR; 2 years) Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (UCE) (HR; 3 years) Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (UAS) incl. industrial clerk (HR; 3.5 years) Bachelor of Arts in International Management (UAS) incl. industrial clerk (HR; 3.5 years) Bachelor of Arts in International Business Administration (UCE) (HR; 3 years) Sales specialist incl. IT systems commercial assistant (FHR/HR; 3 years) FHR:Qualification for University of Applied Sciences entrance HR:General Qualification for University entrance (A-level) Electrical careers Technology careers Commercial careers IT careersMetalworking careers Example 4: Siemens SPE dual study courses

20 June 1, 2011 Siemens Professional EducationPage 20 Co-operative model with Steinbeis University Berlin: * FIBAA: Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation This model contributes to providing emplo- yees with further and higher qualifications. Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Innovation and Tech- nology Mgmt. Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration 36 months 24 months 30 months Secondary School level Vocational training and 4 years practice University entry level Vocational training or 2 years practice International and state- recognized university accreditation through FIBAA* Optimized as in-service study Optimal number of course days – mainly at weekends Blended learning – needs- adjusted linkage of course learning and self-learning Individual support during entire study Possibly Promotion Example 5: Siemens SPE special employee programs

21 Page 21 Frank Stefan Becker Corporate Communications June 1, 2011 SCE supports worldwide practical education on innovative Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technology products for educational institutes, in some regions incl. cooperation with ministries of education Curricula Syllabus aligned curricula, adaptable with sample solutions Workshops Know-how transfer: IA/DT Products, Innovations and solutions Support technical and product support for projects and book authors Training Equipment Professional didactical models via our Didactic Partners Promoters Face-to-Face Support worldwide – in many regions Trainer Packages Suitable, well- priced HW/SW products for the lessons SCE (= S iemens Automation C ooperates with E ducation) offers: Example 6: Siemens SCE provides training material

22 Page 22 © Siemens AG 2006 Corporate Communications, Generation21Dr. Frank S. Becker June 1, 2011 Siemens as an international company - key data, recruiting criteria and positions occupied by engineers What employers are looking for – surveys from Germany, Australia, The Netherlands and Ireland Industry-University cooperation programs – successful examples from Siemens Recommendations to universities Presentation part four

23 Page 23 June 1, 2011 © Siemens AG 2006 Corporate Communications, Generation21Dr. Frank S. Becker Some recommendations to universities: Become the link between students and employers Collect and analyze surveys with statements of managers or recruiters as carefully as scientific papers by your colleagues Define the set of skills and knowledge that your students should possess according to these requirements Give freshman an overview of their field, involve them in projects with hands-on goals and train them to learn on their own Use every opportunity to acquaint your students with the work environ- ment, establish contacts with companies (internships, bachelors or masters thesis, teaching materials) Invite external experts to give presentations on business or social topics relevant for your students Facilitate international exchange by establishing cooperative arrange- ments with foreign universities to harmonize curricula and procedures

24 Page 24 Frank Stefan Becker Corporate Communications June 1, 2011 The ideal university education is the one that best prepares for real-life challenges! Why didnt he learn how to swim - instead of studying French?! Thank you for your attention


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