1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a day to day basis my role involves multiple types of training from educated learning to hands on skills, in addition working with equipment such as substation protection systems (Circuit breakers etc) on site allowing us to aim towards completing our qualification to become a full time substation crafts person.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learned alot of new skills from engineering basis skills, such as welding, working with different types of metal being able to form projects to understanding formulae interlinked with maths relevant to the job.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the programme thoroughly, it gives me a insight effectively into the working world and how efficient such a big company can be, it allows me to be able to work to the best of my ability and never stops me achieving.
4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?
I feel as valued as th top CEO, or the Delivery manager for our area, they always stress the importance of their apprentices as they understand we are the future, in putting effort into us it makes us want to achieve what they want from us a more.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is effective in its ways as there is alot to cover within the program, working with such a dangerous game they focus on everything that needs to be focused on, working their way to what needs to be achieved, they allow good timing and never rush, allowing us to perfect our work.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I personally at this stage do not need support, however at any time with any problem, support is there, whether your struggling or dont know a simple answer there is allways somewhere there if you reach out to them.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
National Grid do the upmost they can in order to support you as a employee, in order to get what they expect they help in every aspect, but also because they care about you as a employee.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
It meets it effecively at the stage i am at, however im going to ensure i work my way up to where i want to be.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
National Grid allow you to get involed with all sorts of activities, such as apprenticeship fairs to go and talk about the work in which we do aswell as fundraising an team building activities.
9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
As a first off apprentice and wanting to work my way up i couldnt think of a better company offering more opportunities.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid? *
To ensure you reach the correct criteria and show your willing to achieve and its everything that you want in a job, show your interest and confidence to achieve.
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