Apprentice Info Sec Specialist at Atos

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Forres
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£12,000 annually
Review Date:
30th March 2016

Review Score

6.7/10

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

7/10

I perform tasks related to Information Security that involves interaction with customers as well as regularly generating reports to provide for account managers

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

7/10

I have learned how to use different programs as well as my core skills, including my communication skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

6/10

I enjoy my programme to an extent that I have learned how to work in an office environment and interact and co-operate in a working environment along with fellow colleagues.

4. How valued do you feel by Atos?

6/10

I feel in a sense I am appreciated in regards to my ability to perform the tasks that I have been assigned.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

5/10

My programme is reasonably strucutred. However, due to the appreniceship programme being in its early stages, there has been alot of confusion, meaning there was a lack of support or fixed structure.

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

6/10

Regarding my accounts, as part of my working experience, there has been an acceptable amount of support and guidance regarding what procedures are required in order to complete my tasks. However, there was a lack of explanation in regards to my course work, meaning that a lot of my course work was open to interpretation, varying for each apprentice

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

7/10

My employer has provided guidelines and assistance to the best of their ability regarding immediate issues and accounts. There has been a lack of future prospects and career paths however, leaving the end of the apprenticeship open and unclear.

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

8/10

The current salary meets my current needs regards to travelling costs and current living costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

There is occasional events outside of work, however, a lot of the events take place a considerable distance away from the current workplace. There is however, opportunities of going to sports centers and gyms during lunchtimes, in which lunches may be extended, as long as the time is made up at a later date.

9a. Would you recommend Atos to a friend? *

No

9b. Why? *

Currently the Moray Operations Center is in its early stages and opportunities of work are in short supply currently

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

Ensure a office job, which involves working at a computer for 7.5 hours a day is within your capabilities and your time schedules are flexible to change.

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