1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On site involves maintanence of various equipment. Training is a mix of theory and practical learning and assesments.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Have learnt various skills which will be useful in my job once i have completed the apprentice ship most of which are new i.e. LV wiring, manual handling etc.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Good progamme, the practical side of things is th emost enjoyable part
4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?
Good company to work for however as an apprentice you can see how varying divisions of the company are treated when compared to others which is a bit of a morale killer.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Most of the course is well organised however theory side could be better structured. There are long gaps between learning the thery and taking the exams which can make it somewhat more difficult.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Varying support depending on courses howvere i belive this is more based on the trainers. ALo of support in some courses and less in in others.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Good support from employers. Financially most things are covered so that one less thing to worry about and a weight of your shoulders.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very good especially when compared to other apprenticeships. London weighting is a big help for those that live there especially with the rising living costs in london.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Alot of opurtunities to do thins outside of work and alot of things available to those who want to.
9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Good company to work for, alot of benefits and opputunities. However I would let anyone who i recommended it to know that the traing side had a very school like feel to it in terms of the way you are treated/poken to.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid? *
Reasearch the company and learn the basics of the area of work you are trying to get into.
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