1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Maintaining gas pipework systems that feed into towns and local businesses
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I've learnt specific skills to my job such as how to carry out functional checks on the equipment I'm using and also how to use various different hand tools.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I find the programme interesting as I'm learning about things I've never done before and picking up new skills and qualifications
4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?
I feel valued because national grid are investing time and money into my development within the company
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I feel as though the programme could be organised slightly better such as time spent in one place as there's periods of heavy travel between different training locations that could possibly be avoided.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I feel whenver I need help or guidance that it's available to me
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I feel that whenever I need help or guidance it's availble to me
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Being on the upper end of the apprenticeship age limit, I have slightly more things to pay for than a new school leaver therefore it's quite a low wage currently than what I've been used to, however it will progress into a very good wage over the years.
I think for a school leaver the apprenticeship wage is very good compared to other companies.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
My working location organises get togethers every couple of months or so
9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Very good company with a solid career path Good benefits Good working environment and interesting job
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid? *
Research the company as much as possible to show you know what you're applying for and look interested. Ask questions of anything that you'd like to know or are unsure of Try your best and be confident
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