1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Listen to and follow instructions, read, understand and sign paperwork, manufacture and install containment, general manual labour, communicate with other tradesmen, supervisors and managers
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Learned, developed and honed my hand skills whilst on the tools, developed drawing reading and understanding skills, developed my communication skills
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Other operatives I work with and mangers I work under are all friendly and have a good sense of humour. It is a good experience
4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?
Do not feel that valued
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I do not feel as if there is a structure, this is an area which needs improvement
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider SECTT give me support when required, however personally I have not had to ask for any assistance
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Some of my managers and supervisors have went above and beyond in helping me in regards to procuring essential information to help me make my college work a high standard
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I am paid well, better than than average second year apprentice Electrician rate
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are plenty of opportunities to socialise with other operatives outside of work if that's what is meant here, question unclear.
9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?
I feel that in terms of money it is a good company to work for, however as an apprentice Electrician trying to learn my trade I do not feel as though it is a great company. I just feel as if due to the company's way of work it is not structured around teach us what I need to know to be a fully-fledged Electrician.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?
One tip I would give is to use all available resources to research on the company and make sure it is the correct fit for you
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