1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
i am a pressure control & storage for national grid. this involves me going to high & low pressure gas sites situated all over east anglia. we change pressures on the systems and carry out maintenance and overhauls on these systems. apart from that this year i have spent a lot of time going to college and doing lots of hand skills training
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
developed my hand skills, also learnt more about my particular role
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
yes really enjoying it so far, wekk structured programme and learening a lot
4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?
its hard to say at such an early stage and we spend most of out time away this year. from what must of been spent on developing us the company must think quite highly of us!
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
yes seems well structured, get notified when there are any changes to the programme and our programme is already available for us to see for next year (timetable).
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
i feel you get enough support to help you through, everyone is aiming at getting you through your apprenticeship
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
yeah employer/colleagues have really helped with any queries or guidance i have needed in my first 7/8 months.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Yes the company are very good covering costs of travel and meals for us. as for the salary i think it is very well paid for an apprenticeship.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
yeah there is opportunity to socialise with lots of facillites at eakring like pool, snooker, darts and golf. also in chester you have a pool, jacuzzi and a gym
9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Great company, with a lot of opportunities to move forward and grow.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid? *
great opportunity, make sure you prepare for your interview because its very possible its a job you could have for life.
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