1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role as an apprentice for network rail included helping within an allocated team for my discipline and gain knowledge an expire ended along side them helping with daily job tasks within the infrastructure.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a variety of life long skills which will hopefully open up many more doors in the future. Some skills I've developed is using tools, identifying components along the rail infrastructure and being a team player within a team.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the programme a lot as its a way for young people to make a name for themselves once they pass there apprenticeship
4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?
Network rail make each and every employee feel valued from apprentices to top managers and we know without each person the job cannot get done to satisfactory levels.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It is organised to an extent I feel that the first years are more structured than the last years but never the less each course in relevant and helps us progress.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive a lot of support within network rail and outside as there are always people willing to help you understand the network in depth.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from my employer as they make sure we have daily reviews and updates regularly with our employer
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
For what we do as an apprentice I feel that it is adequate in the first year but as living costs increase as an apprentice in the second/third year the salary is enough if you have no obligations but if you do it may be hard as the package is of an apprentice wage.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Once qualified under network rails apprenticeship scheme I'm sure there are many oppertunities such as contractors or other areas that relate to what you have studied.
9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Network rail is a great scheme to help young people improve the rail way with new ideas and structures, I feel like the scheme gives us a voice to be heard and allows us to grow as an individual.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *
I would recommend that you decide what discipline you want and be focused as it is easy to wonder in the later years of the scheme. I would also advice others to grab every opportunity the schemes throws at you as it'll benefit you later in life.
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