Systems/Software Apprentice at Thales

Start Date:
2009
Location:
Wincanton
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
November 2015

Review Score

7.9/10

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

8/10

Systems/Software Apprentice. Installing and upgrading software, testing software for functionality, currently invovled in an innovation challenge, taking a leading role. interact with managers every day

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

8/10

Some programming language skills, developed standard computer skills further. Currently in college increasing my knowledge

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy this programme a lot, friendly people, ask any questions, meets and exceeds my expectations

4. How valued do you feel by Thales?

8/10

Feel valued by manager, feel valued by team, involved in projects and tasks that need to be completed

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

Quite organised, support from team and main manager, delegation of tasks each day

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

7/10

Not as much as I would like, but I do get support

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

10/10

Get checked up on regularly, meetings once a week with my manager to see how I am doing, as well as guidance and support in areas outside of work

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

7/10

Living costs are find, travel costs are ok, daily costs are fine, social costs are too high, and location is ok

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

7/10

Company and apprenticeship events are organised each year, with lots of opportunities arising. When I wasn't working here, I worked in retail

9a. Would you recommend Thales to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

Good salary, good people to work with, guidance and support given when needed

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Thales? *

Work hard, be organised, ask questions if you don't know the answer

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