Apprentice Mechanical Technician at EDF Energy

Start Date:
2011
Location:
West Kilbride Scotland
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£15,000 annually
Review Date:
June 2015

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Review Score

7.4/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

7/10

Apprentice mechanical technician - Maintenance on mechanical equipment including pumps, valves etc

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

8/10

Yes, on-job-training is a big part for my apprenticeship

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy hands on work.

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4. How valued do you feel by EDF Energy?

8/10

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

6/10

Well structured in some areas, poorly in others

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

8/10

Help is available when i need it

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

8/10

Support when needed is good

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7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

6/10

In years 1 & 2 my salary only just covered my costs. Year 3 & 4 salary are slightly better.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

I think there are opportunities outside of EDF as well as opportunities to progress in the company.

9. Would you recommend EDF Energy to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Good training, good work, fairly good wages

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EDF Energy?

Living away from home for training in years 1 & 2 might not suit some people

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