Signalling Apprentice at Network Rail

Start Date:
2010
Location:
Coventry
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£8,600 annually
Review Date:
23rd May 2016

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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

Signalling apprentice, I learn at a college to complete a BTEC and report to a home based depot to complete the apprenticeship afterwards

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

8/10

I have improved in practical based electronic work and developed a more in depth knowledge of electrical theory and the railway industry within signalling

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I get a good level of satisfaction when I complete a piece of work to the standard required by my company, knowing it improves me as an employee

4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?

8/10

As an apprentice we are the future of the company so I feel I will become a good asset to the company

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

All basics of electrical theory are covered in the apprentiecship and the scheme educates us about our industry. Everything we need to know is contained in the programme

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

8/10

Whenever there is an issue there will be someone to talk to that will either help you or direct you to someone who will

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

8/10

Whenever there is an issue there will be someone to talk to that will either help you or direct you to someone who will

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

7/10

Considering the basic living costs are covered by the company in the first year, the salary is enough to cover necessities

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

The competencies in health and safety and electrical theory are applicable to other insustries that deal with electricity and maintenance

9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

They invest a lot into each apprentice and provide us with a solid foundation to build a career in

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *

Work hard regardless of what others do around you, and be patient with your efforts. They will notice you and it will pay off

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