Mechanical engineer at Severn Trent

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Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My role is to fix and maintain the assets that Severn Trent own. I also on a daily basis ensure that the the processes in which Severn Trent use are in a good working order. This is essential to the day to day operation of the plant. On a day to day basis I can be doing anything from lifting and splitting pumps to replacing old equipuipment for new state of the art technology.

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


I have games various skills and knowledge along the way through the 6 months of working for Severn Trent water. Some of these skills involve welding, plc programming and various bench and hand craft skills. These skills are also built up and backed by social and communication skills that are forever delvipoping with in Severn Trent.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I love he program the training I receive is brilliant along with the skills I have built up through collage the program offers constant support and definitely worth considering as Severn Trent is an amazing company to work for that offer so many opportunities for everyone in every aspect of your working career in Severn Trent.

4. How valued do you feel by Severn Trent?


When working for sever Trent water I feel valued as I'm involved with in every aspect of the work with in my area and treated like a fully qualified member of staff. Severn Trent water value apprentices and will never leave you out.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The program is a very well orders structure with a mixture of practical experience and class room based activities with brilliant qualifications that support the program as an whole. The organisation is brilliant and every aspect of the course is carefully thought about. In whole the whole experience is carefully planed and coordinated to develop you as an individual in the best possible way.

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


The training provider EEF is a brilliant collar with brilliant resources and will definitely develop your skills as a whole in order to create a brilliant engineer that will fix, refurbish and install the assists on sites which keep the heart of Severn Trent going.

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


Severn Trent offer brilliant support through out there is always someone with in the team that will help and support you whatever the issue. Severn Trent will ensure that the program is trailers to you and your skills are developing int he best possible way.

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


As a 16 year old leaving school the salary I was given was brilliant as I had never earned before. The money I receive on a monthly basis covers all my costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are loads of opportunities out side of work for you to spend time and build a relationship with your work colleagues there are often 5 a side teams and different events in which severn Trent employees are invited to attend.

9a. Would you recommend Severn Trent to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

Severn Trent is an amazing organisation to work for that put so much support into there apprentices and ensure that they get the very best support. Severn Trent make sure that apprentices are well cared for and have an ongoing process of development as well as making sure that everything is good with the individual. At Severn Trent you are not just a number on a spreadsheet you are cared for by everyone within the family of Severn Trent.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Severn Trent? *

Severn Trent is a brilliant compost to work for. Apply through the Severn Trent apprentices website and follow the process. There are so many opportunities with in Severn Trent that can be explored. Apply and good luck.

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