1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Mechanical maintenance and breakdown activities
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have gained great experience in mechanical engineering, gaining a NVQ level 3, NC in mechanical engineering and working towards a HNC in Mechanical engineering. During this time I have also past my forklift truck test and carried out fire extinguisher training.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have really enjoyed the whole experienced the apprenticeship making new friends and learning new skills, the apprenticeship has met all my expectations.
4. How valued do you feel by GSK?
I feel I am very important in the future of GSK. I have had many internal recognition and great feedback from my colleagues.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The organisation of my programme has a lot of room for improvement. as it felt unorganised at times. I believe this was down to us being the first apprentices GSK Ulverston has had in a long time.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The support I received from the training provider was good and they were always there if I needed them.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The support I receive from GSK is good as I feel if I need help with anything they will support me.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary I have received began really well however as I have progressed through the apprenticeship and have grown older the pay increases could have been better, we are also now on a lower wage than other employers in the area.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There is a lot of opportunities outside of work, including the Brathey challenge, Stem and orange charity days. There is a very handy sports club that we can get a discount for opposite from work. The town Ulverston itself is very nice and has lots of facilities available.
9a. Would you recommend GSK to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Because I have enjoyed my apprenticeship and GSK has a bright future.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to GSK? *
I would advice that they be themselves and come out there shell as soon as possible. I would recommend they put themselves forward for any opportunities that come their way.
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