1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I work with maintenance teams on site. This allows me to learn from those more experienced and the chance to put any new found skills into practice.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have a previous qualification as a mechanic so this apprenticeship has given me the chance to further the skills I have learned previously.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The program is enjoyable as it allows me to try new things and push myself forward.
4. How valued do you feel by EDF Energy?
As an apprentice you are on one of the lowest rungs of a long ladder but I fell like the others within the company are happy to help and listen.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The first two years training is well structured. When you return to site this structure is less and you are left to yourself sometimes.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
When you return to site there is less support than before. It can be a positive at times as it forces you to work outside your comfort zone.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I have been left at times to find information and there can be a lack in communication.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The pay is sufficent for an apprentice.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are opportunities theat are advertised internally. These can be taken or left as per your own choice.
9a. Would you recommend EDF Energy to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I would recommend it as it is a steady reliable job in an area that will be around for years to come.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EDF Energy? *
I would say to push your comfort zone and try the new opportunities presented to you.
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