PC&S at National Grid

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Hitchin
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

Review Score

7.9/10

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

8/10

My role is pressure control and storage. This involves operating and maintaining the gas distribution network. I am based in east anglia out of hitching yard. My patch covers hertfordshire and some of bedfordshire.

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

9/10

As part of our apprenticeship we do PEO which is basic hand skills and some machine operating. We also get taught about the various equipment which is involved in our discipline. This includes a working undertanding of all components on the distribution network as well as the tools and equipment required to operate and maintain them.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoy the programme very much. I get to work with a great group of lads both on patch and during training with my fellow apprentices and get the opportunity to train in various parts of the country.

4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?

9/10

I feel very valued as the benefits and pay that we recieve are very good as far as apprenticeships go and we are very well looked after by our mentors, managers and programme manager Phil Henderson

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

I feel like our programme is very well structured. We have people who specifically take care of our schedules and they work with us and around our schedules and availability to fit in all the training we need.

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

8/10

We recieve a good level of support. We all have been given mentors who we can go to with any issues as well as our line managers and skills and competency assessors.

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

8/10

We recieve a good level of support. We all have been given mentors who we can go to with any issues as well as our line managers and skills and competency assessors.

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

7/10

My salary package is quite good in terms of the average apprentice and is very reasonable however I could be more comfortable with a bit more

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

I don't feel as though there are that many opportunities outside of work and when things do come up the selection process isn't ideal. Names get picked at random and people don't get asked if they would like to.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

National grid is a very good company to work for who takes good care of their staff and really do invest a lot of money into their training programmes. They want us all to succeed and have long fruitful careers in the company.

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

Be yourself and be confident. National grid want to know the kind of person you are in real life and not just on paper. You will not get in on merit alone so try to be confident in yourself and show them why you should be chosen.

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