Control and Instrumentation Maintenance Apprentice at EDF Energy

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£16,000 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:


I am an apprentice and go on different jobs with different technicians and learn my trade which is control and instrumentation. I go on these jobs and develop my hands on abilities so that one day i could do the jobs by myself.

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


I have learnt numerous skills which are both hands on skills and skills on different parts of technology like the test equipment that we use on site.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy my apprenticeship scheme as we were sent down to portsmouth for the first two years to develop our basic skills and be with the other apprentices from the different sites. I also get to develop hand skills from doing different jobs.

4. How valued do you feel by EDF Energy?


I feel that EDF value all of their apprentices as they give us all the training we need to ensure that we are the best technicians we could be for when we finish the apprenticeship.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is well organised with the first two years based on navy bases where you are kept on a schedule for work and you have set terms where you different classes.

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


I receive a lot of support from my training provider as if there are any areas I am not confident in they will book me on to a training course to top up my knowledge to make sure i am confident at the end of it.

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


My employer provides a lot of support as if there is any problems outisde of work they can be very understanding and if you miss any work or knowledge they will try and help you catch up.

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


Since i still live at home with my parents my salary package comfortably covers my costs and the different wage levels for the different years of the scheme is very fair and really good in my opinion.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are plenty of opportunities outside of work to meet up with other employees whether it is playing sports together or sharing similar interests.

9a. Would you recommend EDF Energy to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

You can develop hands on skills if you prefer learning hands on over sitting in a classroom. Also if you went to university instead you would have debt but with apprenticeships you are paid to learn.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EDF Energy? *

You don't have to learn everything about EDF before applying as that is what your four years is for. If you like hands on learning and prefer being productive and active with your hands over sitting behind a desk learning then this is for you.

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