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electrical and instrumentation apprentice at National Grid

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£288 monthly
Review Date:
June 2016

Review Score


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


i am an electrical and instrumentation apprentice on a 3 year course and currently my daily tasks include my NVQ level 2 and other training courses the will contribute towards my completion of the apprenticeship. when im on site i go out with experienced engineers and learn how to do the job role and what it entails on a day to day basis.

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


i have learned a lot of new skills along the course of my level 2 NVQ which includes filing and electrical installations. i have been on numerous courses that have given me new skills such as confined spaces and working at heights.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


i am enjoying the apprenticeship a lot, the work load is a lot but can get it done easily, and the team i work in is great and the company is a great company to work for.

4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?


i get a lot of praise from my manager and the trainers, i feel involved with all the tasks and i know my role is valued in the company.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


the program is structured well but can be a bit disorganized at times because we can be told that we have got a new course the following week with no additional information, but other than that it is well done.

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


we all receive a lot of support and help from trainers and managers and mentors. if you're ever falling behind everyone is there to help you out and there is a lot of chances to ask for support or guidance.

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


my manager and mentors are always offering me with help and support if i need it. they always are happy to give you guidance and everyone wants to see succeed.

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


the salary is great! i am very happy with what we get paid and the pay increments offered each year. national grid are great with travel costs as everything gets reimbursed.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


there is plenty of outside opportunities such as going into schools to talk about the apprenticeship to promote it. plenty of company events for everyone to get involved with. yo can get some discounted rates on gyms through national grid too.

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


9b. Why? *

because the apprenticeship offers a wide range of opportunities and a vast range of skills to learn and develop you. there are loads of benefits to this apprenticeship.

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

there isn't a lot i can say as when i applied i was given all the information i needed and i don't think there is anything else you can do to help get the apprenticeship other than work hard stay motivated and been interested.

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