Apprentice at Atkins

Start Date:
2016
Location:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£13,000 annually
Review Date:
March 2017

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Review Score

5.9/10

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

5/10

Apprentice working on any project that comes up mostly research or Revit work.

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

7/10

Revit, sketchup, virtual environment, DIALux and relux

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

6/10

I enjoy doing calculations and also learning new soft wear and putting that into practice

4. How valued do you feel by Atkins?

7/10

they are currently starting a budding system as well as weekly talks on different engineering techniques.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

3/10

there is little organisation and the apprentice is largely based on project work coming in which makes completing the NVQ harder

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

2/10

not much support is given Stegta often cancels meetings and doesn't answer emails.

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

9/10

the company has introduced Apprentice talks and pairing apprentices with another engineer to help encourage and explain difficult concepts

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

8/10

I only have travel cost which my salary covers but if I was to live away from home and closer to the office meaning there were no travel costs and was renting a flat it would be difficult.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

not6 really but there are engineering events which everyone is invited to

9. Would you recommend Atkins to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

despite its faults it is trying to improve and the weekly apprentice meetings give us a chance to influence the apprentice program and make it better for the next group.

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

don't be afraid of saying what is on your mind if something on the course doesn't seem right

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