Civil Engineer Apprentice at Mott MacDonald

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Birmingham
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£12,000 annually
Review Date:
6th April 2016

Review Score

8.1/10

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

8/10

General CAD technician work supporting engineers with occasional design responsibilities working on a number of different large scale projects.

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

9/10

Learnt a lot about the industry in general, I studied engineering at college however have learnt a lot more while working along side college work. The people you work with help a lot generally if you're stuck and their not afraid to give you something to do that would be new to you so you can learn about all aspects.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoy this programme, work is different and refreshing and college gives a nice break to the week, get on well with people in the office and enjoy coming in every day.

4. How valued do you feel by Mott MacDonald?

10/10

I feel very valued by Mott MacDonald, although I am the lowest ranked in the office you are not treated like this you're treated with the same respect they have for everyone, large investments into training and social events and work wise they will tell you when you're doing well plus a good interest and link with your college is good

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

6/10

College wise there has been a few bumps due to the lack of appropriate staff and vacancies however the staff there do all they can to make sure you succeed and will give great praise if you're doing well as well as have a work with you and sometimes even work if you're falling behind which is good

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

8/10

College once a week however you can never complete assignments in the time given so you must plan your work at home, tutors will always be open to questions and will try to help where they can and even in emergencies you can always ring or email and they will always try to help .

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

8/10

Managers, buddies and general colleagues will always be able to help with your work both at work and at college, if I'm ever out of options to obtain knowledge or research I'll ask around and if they are unable to help they will point you in the right direction

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

7/10

fairly well, as an apprentice I still live with my family so living costs aren't too high however above commuting costs such as train and petrol (working in Birmingham city centre) that takes away a noticeable chunk on top of food costs and other items you're left with a reasonable amount of spend how you wish

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

Yes there are always sports and social events as well as training opportunities all paid for by the company

9a. Would you recommend Mott MacDonald to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

Great company good work and take care of their employees

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

Research a lo on the company and the industry and how it all works before you apply as this should presented in your project should do well

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