Kim has just finished her first year of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and is now undertaking a summer internship with Siemens. Kim shares her top tips and experience of the application process below.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
I wanted to get an internship this summer after my first year at university to get some real experience working in an engineering company, as this would put into context many of the things I have learnt at university. Siemens is a very diverse company with branches all over the world and to eventually receive a graduate job here would be a great opportunity. I also was interested by rail automation, as it was something I did not know that much about and was interested to learn more.
What was the toughest part of the application process and what was your favourite part?
I was fast-tracked in the application process for this internship in a Siemens Recruitment event at the IET. The best part of the internship is the team ice breakers they run, as they are fun to get involved in and it has been a great opportunity to meet more people interested in similar careers to me - some whom are now my colleagues!
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
I was most surprised at how relaxed the interviewing process was. I didn't know that much about rail automation, so many of the concepts were new to me. However, the company understood this and by showing my enthusiasm and capability to learn, I was offered an internship.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
Make sure you get organised with applications early on.
Get involved with lots of activities, work experience and interests outside your degree.
Show plenty of enthusiasm throughout the application process!
What's your lucky charm or pre-interview ritual?