Civil Engineering Apprentice at Costain

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£12,700 annually
Review Date:
February 2017

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


I am currently in street lighting, my day to day roll consists of a form filling,autocad and also going out on site to get a better understanding of street lighting

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


Developed my Autocad skills a lot since I have started, I have also learned communication skills, which I lacked on before starting.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy coming into work everyday and gettings a new project to work on and also getting trusted with important bits of the project

4. How valued do you feel by Costain?


I Feel very valued by costain because they have gave me a start in life into the work stage, If it was not for this apprenticeship I do not know what I would be doing now.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme was structured and organised brilliantly, there is a rotation programme where we go around each department and see what the department is about and how we could get involved.

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


I have received a lot of support from my training provider, I have recieved alot of information.

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


I have gotten a lot of support from my employer before the apprenticeship, they answered any questions i had and also put my mind at ease about what will happen after the to year apprenticeship.

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


The salary goes beyond meeting my costs, I have enough to pay car insurance and have a bit left over to treat myself or save up.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are a lot of opportunities out of work.

9a. Would you recommend Costain to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

I would recommend costain to a friend because it is a brilliant company to get started with a apprenticeship. I have already recommended to many of my friends costain and what they could potentially achieve.

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

Enjoy your time at costain and ask as many questions as you can, this gains trust from fellow colleagues and they can see that you are interested in the work you are doing.

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