1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role at the present point in time is an network rail telecoms apprentice, I am get to discover what I will be doing day to day at my depot, however currently I am gaining the specific knowledge to aid me in my job.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learn loads of new skills, such as fault finding, creating circuits and even the theory side I have gained skills, as my writing ability has vastly improved compared to when I first was employed by network rail everything to do with the engineering sector is new as I have no prior/very basic knowledge/skills
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy it quite a lot however some of the work can be quite tedious at times.
4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?
I feel as though network rail maked apprentices feel valued as they make me feel as though I am part of a massive team, everyone who is in the same boat supports each other, even the older more mature employees want to aid you in our journey to becoming the best employee I can be.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
the programme was very structured, it was obvious they had thought about the programme very carefully, however Babcock staff have been dropping like flies since being told network rail have ended their contract with them, which has disrupted our education.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
a lot of supportive feedback is given as we are scheduled 6 weekly 1:1.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
we receive a large amount of support from network as they are always providing different companies in which specialise in supporting areas or counselling.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
it meets my costs well however no one would decline more money, not even the queen.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
yes there are loads of opportunities outside work.
9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
because they are a strong company, as provide pretty must jobs for life.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *
just be yourself, I am perfect example that you do not need prior engineering qualifications to enter into an engineering career.
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