1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I have just finished the first year of my electrical engineering apprenticeship. I was sent to College to complete a level 3 Electrical and Electronics Engineering course for six months. The next six months I spent at a training centre learning basic electrical and mechanical engineering. Both courses involved coursework. I felt I learnt a lot of valuable skills which can be used in the future. Was an enjoyable experience.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt many skills with fault finding, maintaining and building equipment and learnt how things have worked.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Although there was a lot of coursework involved, it has been very enjoyable learning new skills and working with other people with the same interests as you
4. How valued do you feel by Transport for London?
Transport for London has been a great place to work, the managers are always involved with tasks and make sure you are coping and offer help when needed.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
the programme was structured very well with going to college first, and then developing our practical skills before going out into the business. staff meetings are held every week to discuss any problems we have.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The trainers are usually able to help when needed, but there has been times where they are not always available to help
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Our managers are always checking on us and updating us with anything that is happening in the business, if they are not in the office we are able to call or email them.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Transport for London offers employees free travel and as I live at home with my family, I do not have any costs apart from social so the salary is great for my lifestyle.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many activities to take part in in and out of work and can all be found on the company intranet.
9. Would you recommend Transport for London to a friend?
Great experience, earn while you learn, well looked after and you know you will have a job for life.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Transport for London?
If you are applying for an engineering apprenticeship, make sure you have some sort of experience as this could help in the application and interview process. Also having an interest or experience will help during the courses.
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