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Siemens Teams up With the University of Salford

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The University of Salford and Siemens have declared a new engineering degree as a fantastic success.

The BEng Control & Automation degree tops up skills for a range of Siemens engineers from Advanced Apprentices to experienced personnel.

The year-long top-up degree is available as part of the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship standard for control / technical support engineer, or as a stand-alone solution for engineers looking to upskill and achieve an academic qualification.

Paul Ward, head of business partnerships at the University, said: "It's a very strong start! We have responded really well to an industry need, accrediting Siemens training and developing a flexible model of two weekly blocks of study."

"For the students, it's a key step along the road in their career, so we couldn't be more delighted."

Meanwhile, Siemens' training solutions manager, Jason Phin, added: "We wanted something to develop people at different points in their careers from experienced personnel, to newly graduated Advanced Apprentices. We've even had two graduates who are still on-programme doing the course."

The course is delivered by academics in the University's School of Computing, Science and Engineering, including Dr Nigel Blackie and Dr Steve Hill.