GTAM mecanical tecnician at National Grid

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£17,000 annually
Review Date:
June 2016

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


On a day to day basis I go to west cheshire collage to work towards a level 3 BTEC. When I am not working towards the level 3 BTEC I go to national grids academy to complete specialist training on some of the areas that I would be working when i finish the aprentership.

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


While on the apprentership I have been able to improve my bench fitting skills as well as my mechanical and electrical and knowledge. As well as that I was able to learn how to set and maintain gas equipment and gas pipes that relates to the role that I will be filling when I finish the apprentership.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy most of the days in the apprentership as the courses are involved and challenging making them enjoyable as everyone is involved in the courses. some of the courses are a few weeks long so they can become boring as the subject is covered in so much depth that most parts can become repetitive.

4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?


I feel highly valued by national grid mainly because of all of the training courses that are supplied to insure that we have all of the qualifications that we need to move on.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The program is well structured once it has been finalised as trainers turn up on time and the courses normally run without a problem. But programs can take a few attempts to get to the final program so holidays can be difficult to book if they are booked too far in advance.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


When help is required you can ask the trainer and you can get as much help as you need this can either be half hour after class to explain how to complete the task or another training course can be booked to go over the issue again.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


National Grid gives me as much support as I need allowing me to move training courses so that I can go to dentist appointments and events when I need to.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


The salary more than meets the costs as National grid pays for hotels food and transport while I am on training so the salary is just for personal items.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


National Grid gives their apprentices lots of opportunities to go to events outside of work as well as allowing time off of work to attend the events.

9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

It is a great apprentership that gives some of the best training that I have seen as well as giving every apprentice to move up the company and improve their knowledge while in the company.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid? *

Before applying insure that you have a good background in engineering and ensure that you enjoy engineering.

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