1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
During my apprenriceship I spend my time onsite following the more experienced engineers gaining vital knowledge, spending time at the eakring site, where I spend time in the workshops working on the 'gas' skids where we can work without the risk of doing any damage and learn the hands on skills and also at college in chester.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes, I have learned the basics in eakring and seen them put into place in the real working place onsite
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the trainers seem to be very informative , the facilities are state of the art and all my colleagues seem to be very helpful but the college in chester seems to be extremely unorganised.
4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?
I feel very valued
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
We still don't know the programme timetable for next year so are unable to book things like holidays for next year. Also chester college seems to be very unorganised.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Aztec Ava are extremely helpful and are very supportive.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
They add extra lessons if people are struggling
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary meets my costs and is very good compared to some apprenticeships.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes there are opportunities to meet other people associated with national grid at award ceremonies and welcome days for new apprenticeships.
9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Because it's well paid and a job for life.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid? *
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