1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My Job as an Premier Foods Apprentice is to shadow the mechanical and electrical Engineers and gain experience on maintaining the machinery.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt many new skills as well as developing existing skills that I brought to my apprenticeship. I have extended my electrical knowledge and I am currently studying electrical drawings which I then put into practice by building circuits based on my drawings improving my practical skills at the same time. My mechanical skills have also developed as every week I am faced with a different type of breakdown which normally requires a new part being fit or made to measure.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
My apprenticeship as a multi-skilled is very enjoyable as every day I am faced with a different task.
4. How valued do you feel by Premier Foods?
I feel very valued at Premier Foods as the other Engineers make you feel part of a team so you are equally important.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Recently a new structure has been put in place which benefits my way of learning better making every day more enjoyable.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Our training provider is very supportive whenever I am struggling with a piece of work or any problems that occur. The training is also amazing.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Support is always there for me when needed weather that is mechanical or electrical support, there are plenty of skilled Engineers willing to assist me in progressing with my apprenticeship.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary enables me to pay for everything I own and have a good social life also, however my hobbies / sport have to be sacrificed some months.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Team building exercises are always being organised to help the Engineering team bond and communicate even better.
9a. Would you recommend Premier Foods to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Premier Foods is a very welcoming company which enables you to expand your knowledge massively in the mechanical and electrical field.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Premier Foods? *
Always give 100% effort and the support from other employees will always be there for you.
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