1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a test analyst, I work on the software currently being developed and try to find any bugs that could hinder the use of it. My responsibilities mainly include working on smoke tests for one of our units whenever a new release comes through, since I am still new I am slowly working on more challenging things as time goes on.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt how to test programs well and key communication skills. This has benefitted me greatly since there is lots of opportunities to get a point across during meetings. I have also improved greatly in professional interactions.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I very much enjoy my programme, The company has overall a very nice, upbeat attitude and everyone seems to very much enjoy their roles. It has gone above and beyond my expectations.
4. How valued do you feel by Fujitsu?
Fujitsu do well to make sure their apprentices feel part of the team, and I feel just as valuable as everyone else. I am involved and complete the same tasks as everyone else, which is good since I am not being held back.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
All of my training and apprenticeship coursework has been set out well in advance for me so I have plenty of time to prepare and work on it. My work is also well structured as I always know what I'm going to be doing on any given day.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I feel that I receive all the support I require from my training provider. My personal tutor and I have a lot in common and I find it easy to talk to him, he's made sure that I feel as comfortable as possible with my training.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support in many different ways from my employers. I have regular one to one meetings with my managers, and there is lots of support networks that I have access to through the company intranet
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is a decent fit for my costs, I have enough money to pay for rent, food, transport and miscellaneous things while still having a bit of money left over for recreational purposes.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Fujitsu is very active with charities and as such there are plenty of opportunities to do voluntary work. There are also activities to join at the workplace and lots of work challenges, such as the GCC
9a. Would you recommend Fujitsu to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I enjoy working here and it provides a good starting point for a career. It also has a fantastic working atmosphere that allows anyone to feel at home.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Fujitsu? *
Be yourself, they care about your passion for the industry just as much as your competency as a worker. Make sure that you sign up for as many opportunities within Fujitsu as possible as it will greatly benefit you in the future.
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