Unix apprentice at Co-op

Start Date:
North West
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£13,000 annually
Review Date:
June 2015

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Review Score

9.3 /10

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


Unix admin -i work on the day to day running of the business. I monitor and create filesystems, give users access and perform file transfers.

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


ITIL - Unix skills - Professional attitude - People skills

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


It is a great way to get in to the work place, the team is helpful and I have been guided throughout the course.

4. How valued do you feel by Co-op?


Very well, they have a lot of time for me. I do not get looked down upon for being an apprentice.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well, it has been planned so that I get a good mix of work place experience and knowledge for my competences.

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


A lot, they are always there if i need feedback with a very detailed and prompted response.

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


A lot, i have people who I can always go to... Also a member of my team sits down with me on occasions.

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


As i live just outside of Manchester the salary is perfect.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?



9. Would you recommend Co-op to a friend?


9b. Why?

Great place to work, helpful and well structured.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Co-op?

Ask them to get involved in OOH tasks and groups. Network across the company, this will help you. Also make sure you're professional due to the Co-op being such a big brand.

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