Mechanical Engineering Apprentice at GSK

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Ulverston
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£19,000 annually
Review Date:
31st May 2016

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Review Score

8.9/10

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

10/10

Mechanical maintenance and breakdown activities

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

10/10

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?

10/10

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?

10/10

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?

5/10

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?

8/10

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?

10/10

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?

8/10

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?

9/10

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? *

Yes

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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