Track apprentice at Transport for London

Start Date:
2014
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Salary:
£19,000 annually
Review Date:
November 2015

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Review Score

7.9/10

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

7/10

My role involves at the moment in assisting skilled track operatives in track inspections and track maintenance. Whilst assisting staff I am also making sure I learn whilst on the job by listening and asking questions.

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

7/10

Yes, I have learnt how to protect workers on the track during engineering hours. I have learnt a numerous amount of components of track and what faults can occur with them.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

Very much, i enjoy meeting new people and interacting with them on a daily basis. I enjoy the scheme.

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

9/10

Very valued, I feel as a part of the company. I am not just a number, I have a purpose within the company.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

4/10

It could be organised slightly better with regards to the programmes we are on and sections we have to do such as spending three months at a training school when it is not needed.

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

10/10

My trainer is always there for any problem via email or telephone.

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

8/10

I receive a good amount of support from my employer on a daily basis.

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

8/10

I believe the amount we get paid is sufficient enough.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

Yes from interacting with work colleagues you can then find yourself meeting for social gatherings.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

The structure and security of the scheme is very good. I enjoy my time whilst on the apprenticeship.

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

Be clear, honest and to the point.

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