1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As an electrification and plant apprentice I will be responsible for maintaining all of the incoming electricity from the national grid that powers the railway. I will also be responsible for the maintenance of the 3rd rail electricity.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have Learnt many new skills including how to wire up domestic circuits, to how to use tools to make a g clamp.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The programme is a very good experience as you get to meet new people from all walks of life and gain new experiences. So I do enjoy the programme.
4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?
I feel valued by Network Rail an employee but also as a engineer n
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is well structured and gives enough time and instruction to gain the highest grades possible.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
There is so much support from all of the tutors at the academy and throughout the apprenticeship, they are always available to support not only with work but also with and personal issues that may affect you.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Network Rail are very supportive as an employer and are always willing to give advice and the girls in the office always make you feel welcome and are available to talk to if needed or just for a general chat.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary is good and as acomodation and food is payed for in the first year the rest of your pay packet is available for whatever you wish to use it for.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are plenty of oppotunities outside of work to get involved in from sport to charity events.
9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
They are a well established company that are customer focused and what to make the railway somewhere a present and affordable asset to Britain.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *
Be open minded and work hard, the scheme is not just preparing you for a job but a career for life if that is what you want.
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