Engineering apprentice at Transport for London

Start Date:
2014
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

8.4/10

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

8/10

My role as an apprentice thus far has simply been to learn basic and intermediate engineering skills at the London Underground Training centre, however moving into my second year now I will be involved in learning on the job with the power distribution dept of the company.

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

9/10

I have developed many new skills and reinforced some that I already had through my attendance at the training centre, it has given me the necessary skills and base knowledge to go into the my second year with confidence.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy the apprenticeship immensely, it is always a challenge and feels rewarding when you are learning new skills that are practical and that you know you will use in your day to day role in the future.

4. How valued do you feel by Transport for London?

10/10

Transport for London make it very clear from the outset of employment that we as apprentices are the future of the company and thus they will spend a lot of time, energy and recourses to make sure we get the best possible opportunities within the company.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

6/10

The structure of the training at the training centre is the one thing I can say could do with improvement, as different trainers have different ways of expecting the portfolio to be collated, by making the programme as uniformed as possible it would increase the efficiency of the learning experience.

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

10/10

In my case the training provider and employer are one and the same and the support you get from them is very good, weather it be work or personal related issues there is always someone to seek guidance and help from.

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

10/10

In my case the training provider and employer are one and the same and the support you get from them is very good, weather it be work or personal related issues there is always someone to seek guidance and help from.

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

10/10

The salary is simply one the best in the country for apprentices, along with the many benefits that come with with working for TFL.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

5/10

N/A

9a. Would you recommend Transport for London to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is one of the most varied and diverse companies not only in the UK but the world. With roles not only in many different engineering sectors but also office based apprenticeships such as project management, HR, finance ect, giving a wide scope to those who might be interested in a role within TFL

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Transport for London? *

Look in to not just one or two roles but all the roles available as TFL has a lot of opportunities as at first when I was applying I was looking a project management apprenticeships and then found the power distribution apprenceship instead and given my college background in electrical engineering chose that instead.

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