1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As an Apprentice Assembly Technician, my role is to build up a variety of mechanical and electrical components into final products this involves working to high tolerances and ensuring that everything is done to a high standard. Working with other departments such as engineering, test and design I a one part of an important chain I reaching high goals.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Whilst completing my apprenticeship I have been given the opportunity to do my HNC Level 4, course at college on a day release scheme. This has allowed me to further my education whilst still work. I have also been put on a number of company training programs in order to understand how all aspects of the business work. All of these have enabled me to gain new skills and knowledge.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
This program has enabled me to work closely with others in a fast paced environment. I am highly enjoying experience. I feel that the work program allows me to push in order to achieve goals.
4. How valued do you feel by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains?
I feel that my position at Mercedes AMG HPP is one where I am able to be part of the team without standing out. I am able to carry out the job role of employees who have been working at the company for years.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The 3 year program I am on is well structured setting out clear goals of what needs to be achieved. I am able to self-manage in order to adjust my targets or deadlines in order to revolve around the day to day job. The programme includes various units in which I must complete which are presented by SEMTA apprentice service.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Support is available form the training provider where required, this support is second to none when required.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The employer treats this apprenticeship as a job so support is only put in place if they feel like you are struggling or not being able to keep up with the work load. If this support is needed an action plan is implemented immediately.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Living away from home on an apprentice wage can be hard however this is part of learning life skills. The salary amount allows me to cover my living and travel costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Opportunities arrange by the workplace I feel are minimal, however employee biased organised activities are in abundance, these such as running, cycling and karting to name just a few.
9. Would you recommend Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains to a friend?
I feel that this apprentice program is the best that can be offered working with cutting edge technology and within a close, highly motivated team could not get any better. The work environment is exceptional and benefits package is too.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains?
When applying for this program, I would recommend that you are knowledgeable in the area of engineering and have I passion for racing. I would also say you need to be prepared to go the extra mile in order to stand out from the crowd.
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