1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Working with teams around the delivery unit to get an insight into what goes on within the departments within Network Rail
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Skills are developed on a day to day basis and new skills are learnt which are invaluable and help to grow as an individual within the role
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The programme is highly enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to start a career as you gain qualifications whilst in the workplace gaining skills and being paid at the same time to do so.
4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?
I have been welcomed into my role by everyone I have worked with, I have noticed that apprentices are valued very highly within the company and are set on a clear path of development to become the future of the railway.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme has a very clear and organised structure in terms of learning and development where placements can be arranged to take part in jobs across the railway where you can inherit invaluable experiences.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The support received is excellent as I have experienced when it comes to carrying out the job and the training aspects that come with the apprenticeship when writing the reports which go towards the qualifications
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Network Rail as a company are very support where they have so many different departments which can help with a variety of things from placements to workplace support
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
For an apprenticeship in general, the salary is above most of the other apprenticeships out there and there is the chance to earn more through working night shifts and the occasional overtime shifts
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are opportunities everywhere which suit many needs and are easily accessible to anyone wishing to do so
9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The skills gained whilst working and training towards the qualifications at the same time are invaluable and the fact that you can start building a career for yourself is highly satisfying
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *
No matter what your background is there is always space as they look to develop individuals from all aspects of life
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