1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As a role of an engineer maintenance apprentice i take care of the machines, robots and equipment so that they function correctly to maintain the production line.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a number of practical skills such as using machines like a mill, lathe and understanding pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I very much enjoy my prgramme and have learnt a large number of different skills, practically and academically over a very short period of time.
4. How valued do you feel by BMW Group?
I feel very valued within the BMW group and have felt very welcome within the company and the work force. The BMW group encourage you to aspire academically and practically.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The structure at work is really good and the different placements are organised. However, college is not as organised due to lack of staff members.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider is extremely supportive and always monitors the apprentices. Also provides help and guidance when needed and encourages all apprentices to work hard.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
BMW group is a larger company however you do recieve a lot of support from your employer to exceed and develop as an indivdual within the company.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
As an apprentice wage we earn a very impressive salary as well as a pay rise every six months if we meet the work requirements and standards.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are a lot of prospects in the BMW group such as being able to travel abroad such as Germany, Brazil, America, China and South Africa.
9a. Would you recommend BMW Group to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
BMW group is a good secure company with a lot of prospects with good income and friendly specialist helpful workers that help train the individuals
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BMW Group? *
It is important to be prepared to work hard within the company and be expected to wrok from the bottom to the top by working hard and being prepared.
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