Support Engineer. at Thales

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Templecombe
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£6,000 annually
Review Date:
11th November 2015

Review Score

9.4/10

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

9/10

Once i have completed my apprentership i will be a support engineer. Currently I am shadowing and assisting a test technician, my day to day jobs will include Insulation resistance, Polarity and Continuity testing on products, these products are will be asigned to projects. I work alondside several other employees, many are manurfacturing and several are also testers themselves.

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

10/10

Since starting my apprentership last year i have gain many skills within and out of the worksite. I have completed a level 3 BTEC in Electrical Engineering to a Distinction Grade, as well as completing a Level 2 PEO in Electrical Maintanence, im currently working through a Level 4 HNC and a NVQ.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I love my job, my colleges and my apprentership. I work for a well-known and massively successful business that I’m proud to say I’m a part of, my colleges are friendly and helpful in all manner of ways, I’m overjoyed with my progress as I’m hitting well above any targets in which my company set me, this gives me a real sense of achievement.

4. How valued do you feel by Thales?

10/10

I get alot of praise form all my peers, this allows me to complete my work to a high standard and also make me feel valued.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

My company have allowed me to fully complete all training and studying i need, weather this is in or out of work.

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

10/10

Loads, any form of training i wish to complete my colleges provide me with everything i need to move forward.

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

10/10

Loads, any form of training i wish to complete my colleges provide me with everything i need to move forward.

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

6/10

My salary is a tight budget at the moment, mainly due to my own self choice though, i have a expensive to run can, petrol, insurence and tax, this is my own choice so i cant really complain about my salary.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

Loads, any form of activity i wish to complete my colleges provide me with everything i need to move forward.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is a great company with lots of oppotunitys to progress and learn.

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

Be yourself and have an intrest in what we do. Intrest will show that you are keen and ready to learn about Thales.

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