1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My roles involves maintaining and fixing the network. I also get involved in upgrading the network.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have picked up many new skill and these include new technical skills. I have also developed on my old technical skill and improved on my organisational and leadership skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
i really enjoyed the apprenticeship and gained a lot of new knowledge. it also help helped further my career and opened up new doors.
4. How valued do you feel by Virgin Media?
My manager and my always showed me my value and was always therefore me if and when I needed them. I had recognition for my work as an apprentice.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
it started of a little wobbly this was due to being a new program, however i would say these were ironed out and became and very organised and structured.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I received support if and when I needed it. He was always available via phone or I was always able to visit if and when needed.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
my manager was there support me, didn't get involved with HR. My mentor was off ill for most of the time however was always there to support so I was luck not just have a single mentor but to have a team full of mentors. my issues or problem where always supported by my manager.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
the apprentice salary was excellent. this is beyond the normal average wage and covers all my cost for a good life style.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
there are fair amount opportunists outside of work. The apprentices recently visited Tanzania on a charity event to help kids out there.
9a. Would you recommend Virgin Media to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
it is excellent company to work for, there is a guaranteed job at the end of the. the pay packages is extremely higher than the average apprentice wage.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Virgin Media? *
I would say be honest and chilled, most of the people are just like you. not to worry and calm down don't over exert you self. they looking at your character not your experience as they will teach everything you need to know.
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