Windows SA at Nomura

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Dagenham
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£24,000 annually
Review Date:
15th April 2016

Review Score

8.9/10

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

9/10

I am currently a Windows SA with my past experience being a member in the Implementation Support. I currently manage the handling of break fix changes, backups, alert reduction, BAU.

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

10/10

As part of my apprenticeship I have been able to take Comptia A+ exams and pass but I have also been able to learn things that I would never of been able to do through a book. I feel I have also gained confidence by being involved with a range of projects and dealing with queries on a daily basis

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Nomura, the team I have been given over the two years I have been with have treated with me respect and made me feel like a true employee of Nomura. I have been able to handle big projects and having that responsibility shows that Nomura take their apprentices seriously

4. How valued do you feel by Nomura?

10/10

Throughout my time with Nomura I have felt that they have taken the apprentice scheme seriously ensuring that I am coping with new challenges but not afraid of throwing me in the deep end but supporting me along the way

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

5/10

From Nomura's side I feel that they have been able to support the programme with great efficiency and I would certainly give them a 10/10. Unfortunately my training provider JustIT have struggled with coping with the level 4 scheme with their systems not up to speed for a monthly period and the unit scheme all over the place

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

8/10

There are monthly meeting which I attend with my assessor which we go over what my current tasks and objectives are and to set future objectives, I feel that these have helped along the way of the apprenticeship

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

10/10

My team has provided me immense support but allowing me to take responsibility shows how confident they are in me. HR department are also reliable with any issues that I may have but overall Nomura provide the necessary support.

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

9/10

I feel that my current wage meets my cost with the ability to also have a travel loan certainly helps.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

Nomura provide a wide range of opportunities outside of work from charity work to having a five side game of football.

9a. Would you recommend Nomura to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

Nomura provide a working environment which anyone can thrive from if dedicated

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

I would advise just be yourself and show how much you want the job

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