1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I'am a civil engineering apprentice, whose primary role is to work on project work in an engineering environment in order to gain relevant experience. I rotate around several different departments during the course of the apprenticeship in order to maximise this experience building.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have become proficient at using CAD software such as AutoCAD and Microstation. I have also been introduced to several online resources which are useful in engineering. I have completed online training sessions in safety which has allowed me to undertake a recent site visit and gain further experience.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The programme is very enjoyable on a day-to-day basis and it also allows me to become acquainted with everyone in the office through the rotation system. The Sports and Social Club offers ample opportunity to socialise with fellow employees.
4. How valued do you feel by Mott MacDonald?
I have felt like a valued member of the team in each of the departments I have worked in so far. As well as gaining experience I also contribute to project work which my peers seem to find valuable.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I have a training officer is effective at making sure my progress stays on track and the structure of the rotation programme is very professional.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider has provided me with support whenever needed ever since my induction. My training officer in particular, is always there to offer any support if and when it is needed.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer also offers support whenever needed. I have had performance development reviews with my line managers to enhance my progress and to allow me to report back any issues.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
As I have not yet left home, my salary is more than enough to meet my needs. My only significant expense are my travel costs to and from work.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
The Sports and Social Club has a huge presence within Mott MacDonald, organising company-wide activities which all employees are welcome to partake in.
9a. Would you recommend Mott MacDonald to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The company seems to be one of the most respected in its field and it is obvious that it cares about its employees. It is also growing company in a booming industry.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mott MacDonald? *
Do your research for the interview/ assessment day and make sure that you get involved once you join, there are plenty of opportunities which are presented to you within your first 6 months of joining.
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