Rating

8.4/10
  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • I have been a Finance Administration Apprentice. It has been challenging but rewarding. I have dealt with outgoing and incoming letters, and have been resonsible for putting cheques into our system. In addition to this I have had to calculate the monetary amounts coming to department from different sources and compare these figures to other departments.

    8/10

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes I have. I have developed my ICT skills and improved upon my English communication skills. I have also learnt general administration processes followed in the UK. This I hope will put me in good stead for the future.

    9/10

  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I enjoy working with my colleagues and meeting the challenges set. The training has been very involved and I feel a lot more confident as a result of it. The social events have been particularly interesting as I have learnt about residents in the community.

    10/10

  • 4. How valued do you feel by Wealden District Council?
  • I think colleagues and management have shown great respect, understanding and support throughout. I do feel valued.

    8/10

  • 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • I think the structure has been about right. Perhaps the support in relation to the college/learning aspec of the apprenticeship could have been better. There were times when I felt that I was given homework and the explanations given weren't very clear.

    7/10

  • 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
  • While her attitude has been good and she has shown a lot of enthusiam, I feel more detail could have been given. I do however feel my English may have been a factor.

    7/10

  • 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • Absolutely. They taught me the systems and processes very clearly. If I had any queries they always helped me with them.

    9/10

  • 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
  • The travel expenses (bus) has been excellent. The cafeteria costs have been quite reasonable. My salary has been quite satiffactory for me given that its not a full time position. I am happy enough.

    10/10

  • 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
  • The reduced prices for the swimming pool have been much appreciated. I feel there have been some good opportunities for me to go out and do some volunteer work. The coffee, cake and computer event was a particular highlight.

    8/10

  • 9. Would you recommend Wealden District Council to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 9b. Why?
  • The environment is nice and the working staff are friendly and supportive. The training is professional. It's a good place to come to start your career.


  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Wealden District Council?
  • Just relax and ask questions when you need to.


Details

Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)

Accounting, Finance & Banking

South East

March 2017


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