Gas Pressure/Control/Storage engineer at National Grid

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Manchester
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

Review Score

9.0/10

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

10/10

Performing routine maintenance and repair tasks throughout the gas distribution/pressure control network. Major jobs and callout work also features, meaning no two days are the same.

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

9/10

I have learnt how various pressure control systems work and are maintained in great detail - this kind of training has been fascinating and has helped me gain a much greater understading of my subject area.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

Every day is different and there is the opportunity to learn something new, both on site and during training courses. The variety of work means this programme has been immensely enjoyable.

4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?

9/10

I feel just as important as any other member of staff, it is the first company whereby managers and colleages have gone to great lengths to help me and each other out. There is a real sense of great team work and everyone is greatly valued.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

My course has been slightly different due to my previous qualifications, but the programme has been exceptionally well organised and even tailored to my own needs.

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

8/10

Support is only ever a phonecall away, both my network line manager and the course director have been very helpful.

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

9/10

Support is only ever a phonecall away, both my network line manager and the course director have been very helpful.

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

9/10

The apprenticeship is very well paid, relatively. I took a pay-cut initially to work here, but it will be well worth it in the long run. Expenses for travel to training makes life much easier, too.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

There are plenty of opportunities, things like fund raising for charities etc. And lots of opportunity to better yourself in the form of higher qualifications after completely the apprenticeship.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

Without doubt the best company I have worked for since leaving school nearly 8 years ago.

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

Research the company and the role thoroughly, make sure you present yourself well and work hard.

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