Overhead linesman. at National Grid

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Swansea
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

Review Score

7.2/10

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

8/10

Overhead lines apprentice. Maintaining the overhead lines in my area of the country.

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

8/10

I have learnt to climb and developed my team working abilities.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy it very much especially when based on site working with my gang.

4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?

7/10

I feel they do look after me well, more when I am in my gang based back home.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

4/10

The programme is fairly well structured but it is changed on a much too regular basis and spending long times away from home is not ideal for me as I have a young child.

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

8/10

The trainers are very supportive and are always willing to give extra help if required.

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

7/10

I feel I have been given all the support I require at the moment.

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

9/10

Yes and the pay increases are very good too

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

Yes but I'm more focused on the apprenticeship and being away from home doesn't really allow me to do extra things at the moment. It's not a priority for me.

9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

Good job, work with great people.

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

Enthusiastic approach to work.

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