- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How valued do you feel by Wealden District Council?
- 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
- 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
- 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
- 9. Would you recommend Wealden District Council to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Wealden District Council?
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.
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.
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.
I think colleagues and management have shown great respect, understanding and support throughout. I do feel valued.
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.
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.
Absolutely. They taught me the systems and processes very clearly. If I had any queries they always helped me with them.
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.
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.
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.
Just relax and ask questions when you need to.
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Accounting, Finance & Banking