Civil Servant at Civil Service

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£10,605 annually
Review Date:
February 2016

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


I am a mechanical engineer apprentice. My daily tasks may vary as each day is different through out the week. My first year is mainly to learn the basic principles of Engineering.

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


-Health and safety -Hand skills (Filing to tolerance) -Eng. Prin. -Mechanical Principles

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


There are a lot of things to be learn but I prefer the practical side of the course as I get to practice my new skils

4. How valued do you feel by Civil Service?


We haven't been at our home site much during our first year, however when we are I feel very welcomed.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


We get set a task to do each lesson however when the task is complete there is a lot of time spare.

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


I get the support I need if I need it.

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


My line manager always does her best to try and help me out

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


I find that I can live off my wages easily as long as I manage my money right

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


If I were to do any activity besides going to the gym I would have to travel somewhere, which can be difficult as I do not own personal vehicle

9a. Would you recommend Civil Service to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

It is a good experience, you can learn a lot from an apprenticeship, I would defiantly choose this over any uni.

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

If you get through to interviews make sure that you do a background check on the company and tell them about the different feature which are available.

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