1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Designing and developing internal iOS apps for internal clients within the business. Helping with different events which includes setting up tech at the events and also the design of the events before hand. Help manage and look after Good Portal which has all the employee handhelds registered on it. I regularly have to set up users with a device.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
One major skill I have learnt is to be able to code in Objective - C. This is one of the main languages used to code iOS apps. I have also learnt about servers and different networking procedures. I have also been on a systems development course with QA Training. This course involves learning Java coding language, web development and also use of databases. Whilst working at Fidelity I have also learnt how to speak well on the phone and also to send good emails.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Currently I am really enjoying my work. I find what I do fun and enjoyable. My team are all very nice and are always willing to help if I need it. I get on with them very well. Overall my apprenticeship has over exceeded my expectations.
4. How valued do you feel by Fidelity International?
I feel very valued. No body talks down to you or patronises you because you are an apprentice. Whilst being at Fidelity I have met people outside of it at and event. They were also very nice to me and a lot of the time were actually interested in what I was doing as an apprentice.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The program so far has been very structured and organised. Fidelity whilst I have been there have set up an apprentice night out and day for us all to get to know each other better. I have my training planned way in advance so I am able to plan my work and coursework around it.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I have regular trainer meetings once every month in which we discuss my work and what we have to do. If I ever feel like my work has been marked unfairly then I am able to claim against it and get it remarked.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I have a system with my boss, which we use for me to tell him how much workload I have and whether or not I have room for more or need some taken away. The HR team is big and is very helpful if you have any problems at work. Everybody is always willing to go out of their way to help you if you need it.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are lots of social things outside of work. Whether its a running club, charity events a sports day, pub quizzes, Christmas parties and much more.
9a. Would you recommend Fidelity International to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I think they give very good opportunities to people who want to take them. I enjoy my job, where I work and the people I work with. Overall couldn't ask for better.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Fidelity International? *
Make sure you have experience, be outgoing and want to work.
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