1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Various placements, job role is constantly changing between departments. It is essential to gain as much knowledge as possible from each placement
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Completed a PEO course, greatly developed my own core skills. I now also have a better ability to complete excel spreadsheets. I have learned about supportability
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Greatly. The company name and role carries weight when telling someone your job. it is a great feeling knowing you are doing something sought after by many people.
4. How valued do you feel by Leonardo?
Greatly. They constantly show how far apprentices have gone in the company, and how hard work is proportional to a good career path in the future.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
vast amounts of work have been done to ensure the apprenticeship scheme in finmeccanica runs as smoothly as possible. You have your future placements mapped out up to 1 year in advance.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
As much as needed. Constantly surrounded by high level engineers who are willing to help with any task the apprentice may be struggling with.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
you are introduced to the key people in your apprenticeship very early on. This allows a great relationship to be built between the apprentice and their peers.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The starting salary for the apprentices is great however it doesn't increase vastly. this leads me to thing that although it starts higher than many apprenticeships, it may be surpassed in the future.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Managers are constantly promoting extra-circular activities that support the company. This also allows you to represent yourself as part of the company
9a. Would you recommend Leonardo to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Great company. Great job. Fantastic prospects. relaxed working conditions. friendly colleagues. Flexible working hours and a great canteen.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Leonardo? *
try hard on all stages of the application and interview process. they are each as important as important as the next. Show a keen interest in the sector
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