IT Data Steward at 3M

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£13,000 annually
Review Date:
March 2016

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


My job title is IT Data Steward, my day to day activities include 2nd line support to internal 3M employees, and also support in the telecommunications sector such as issues and the rollout process for the mobile devices. I also help conduct training for the employees on new software that gets released as 3M progresses.

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


I have learnt a lot of skills throughout my apprenticeship, this includes confidence in presenting in front of an audience, and also more technical knowledge regarding mobile device and laptops which greatly helps me in my day to day role.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my program a lot, 3M has a very relaxed atmosphere as I do not feel pressured to do anything and if I need support it is always available when I need it. Also 3M provides a lot of out of work activities such as a football team and other social sporting events.

4. How valued do you feel by 3M?


I feel very valued by 3M, on a day to day basis people tell me how great my support was which helps me feel very comfortable as an employee, I am also trusted to carry out important tasks which shows how much others can rely on me to do a good job.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programs structure is good, I am told my dates for the course at the beginning of the apprenticeship so I can plan ahead, there may be some changes throughout the year but the are swiftly rectified around my schedule.

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


My training provider gives a lot of support when I require it, he is swift in his responses to my queries and visits me on a monthly basis for support and advice on my course.

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


My employers support is fantastic, my manager is always there for advice and help, and there are many others in my team who provide answers for my questions if I need it. They provide me with a good amount of work to keep me busy and accommodate for it if I am too busy.

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


The salary is okay, covers the basics in life.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many hobbies that 3M provide outside of work which is great, they also run different clubs for a wide variety of people.

9a. Would you recommend 3M to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

It has a great working atmosphere, lots of support when needed, it has a great social side and the apprenticeship scheme is very good.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to 3M? *

Make sure you emphasise why you want this job and how you will benefit 3m, you do not necessarily need the relevant qualifications but you need to prove you want the role.

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