Apprentice Machinist at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains

Start Date:
Northampton East Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£19,000 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

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


my job role is to manufacture bespoke batch amounts of components that are designed to increase performance of our formula 1 teams, but I also do more than just run a machine, I programme assemble test my components to make sure that they are up to specification

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


I have learnt a vast array of new skills from how to run different kinds of machines like 5 axis mills to manual grinders. I have also learnt a lot of professional skills for example how to give presentations and how to manage.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I thoroughly enjoy the programme I am on, not only is the content that you learn of a high standard but the people that you work with are the best in the industry, and they are more than willing to teach you everything that they know so long as you will listen.

4. How valued do you feel by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains?


when you preform to the required level that they ask of you they will occasionally notice you but when you work hard and keep your head down it doesn't go unnoticed.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


the programme is structured well but there is always the possibility of change, with regards to meeting and other such events they are keen on you becoming self reliant.

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


we are given a vast array of support from our training provider, they are always able to answer emails and will do there best to squeeze in a meting with you if you need it

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


we receive a good amount of support, from study days to having purposefully arranged meetings with people who are qualified to help us on our way.

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


the salary is good for apprentice wage in fact I would say it is one of the best pay packets out there but it can be a stretch at the end of the month sometimes.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


yes there are lots of social opportunities outside of work but I find that most of the people I work with become good friends and that makes it a lot more fun.

9. Would you recommend Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains to a friend?


9b. Why?

it is the best place that you could want to learn at, surrounded by the best in the business and given ample opportunities to progress as far as you wish, I don't think you could do better.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains?

be yourself and don't be nervous, every one here wants to help you and see you succeed, be willing to listen and learn but also don't take a back seat, show that you are keen to work with the best. that is what they will want from you.

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