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Pressure, Control and Storage Apprentice at National Grid

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£15,950 annually
Review Date:
May 2016

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


I am a Pressure, Control and Storage apprentice. I will eventually work within Operation and Maintain in National Grid Gas Distribution and this involves adjusting settings for pressure and carrying out taks to make sure equipment and assets are competent and working as they should.

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


I have leanrt a lot of hand skills during my apprenticeship through PEO and pipe bending activities. Also, here you will learn about body mehcanics on a manual handling course and how to carry out first aid, CPR etc in a first aid course. Every course allows you to learn something new or the very least develop a current skill.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I have really enjoyed it so far from the acadmeic perepstive as it allows you continously develop but also socially, meeting new people from all round the country.

4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?


Yes, very the company really looks after its employees with a variety of schemes and bonuses.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very, from the start you receive a timetable for the programme and receive email updates of any changes on the programme and it lets you know well in advance.

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


Every trainer helps you to the best of their ability and will help with anything you need regarding the task or actually any peronsal issues. Every trainer makes it clear they will help you anyway they can, even with peronsal scenarios.

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


A lot, very similar to the question above and in other ways to help. Also, you receive a lot of equipment from the company that can help you carry out a variety of tasks.

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


Extremely well paid.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Outside of work there are many oppurtunities outside of work to socialise and ejoy your time in the facilities provided by Eakring or any hotel we stay in, especially with food and lesiure facilities.

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


9b. Why? *

Very good technical job, enjoyable, well paid, great social side to the job and interesting and beneficial personally.

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

Revise the company and open up in your interview or questions.

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