1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a day to day basis my role involves checking gate dates for projects, engaging with senior stakeholders to ensure each gate date is managed and is going to be met. We produce reports to help highlight any issues to stakeholders, this is to ensure that issues are being managed effectively.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
On my journey as an apprentice I have learnt many new skills, I have improved on my soft skills as I am engaging with senior stakeholders. I can use PPM tool to manage projects. I can now use excel to generate beneficially reports. I have also developed knowledge around sharepoint a tool I have never used before, I can now create teamsites.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have enjoyed my programme, my team are great, whilst helping me on my journey they also make me laugh. I enjoy the culture at my organisation, this is because they allow me to work flexibly however the task still needs to be completed to a high standard.
4. How valued do you feel by Centrica British Gas?
I feel valued by British Gas this is because when I have delivered something beneficial recognition is always there, our CIO was extremely pleased with an application us apprentices delivered and he is supporting us to roll this application out to British Gas.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Our programmed is extremely well organised, this is because of the fantastic job our HR manager has done. The plan for our apprenticeship was written up and communicated to use on our first few days, this includes, training days and DofE days.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I have received a lot of support from QA our training provider, whenever I have a question they reply to my emails quickly so I am left in good stead to complete the assignment to be best of my ability.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of information from my employer/manager, whenever I have an issue he helps me work through it, this is done by outlining my next steps or suggesting that I take a step that I haven't thought off to mitigate the issue.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The apprentice wage is above average for my course, however with the living costs in London I am hoping that the salary will increase at the end of the apprenticeship.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many opportunities outside of work. British Gas encourage employees to take part in volunteering and getting involved with the local community to make it a better place.
9a. Would you recommend Centrica British Gas to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
This is because British Gas is a friendly place where you are able to learn all of the skills to ensure that you thrive in your career. British Gas are mature in the business so therefore you learn how an industry leader works.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Centrica British Gas? *
I would say be yourself, within British Gas they like personality so don't be a robot within the interviews and assessments be yourself and shine.
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