1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a mechanical fitter apprentice, my day to day experience while at works is completing machine changeovers, carrying out planned maintenance and reporting to any emergency breakdown or small niggles on machinery, as an apprentice at the moment I am accompanied at all times by a trained and competent engineer
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Definitely learnt a lot of new skills since starting on site after having two years at my college learning he basics , it is really good to be able to get out in the factory hands on with the equipment and meet new people
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
This is what I've always aspired to do as a career, it took me three years of applying for an apprenticeship to actually get this one so I have grasped it with both hands and give 110% each day, I love what I do
4. How valued do you feel by Premier Foods?
Very valued is an understatement , this company is full of friendly people who want to help me get through my apprenticeship and learn my trade, they are always pushing me to be more than I think I am and this is great
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
We complete one to one reviews each month with my contact at the factory, I then complete a one to one with my NVQ mentor once a month and also a review with my college contact to ensure I am doing ok and am safe and still enjoying my time on site We have a lot of things we have to complete to ensure we are competent with various things around site
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
More than enough , as I have said in question 5 I am constantly having reviews to ensure I am on track and am happy to ask anyone questions when needed
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive all the support I need they are more than happy to help when I need something
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Let's say it's better than nothing however as I am currently still living with my parents it doesn't affect me as much but on the other hand I haven't got enough money to move out and get my own place, I have a car to pay for and travel to and from work and it all goes quick it is very hard to save money each month
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yeah, I think so, what opportunities do you mean , but in terms of the apprenticeship I'm serving I have plenty of opportunities to find other work if needed as people are al aha looking for this type of engineer in the industry
9a. Would you recommend Premier Foods to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I believe from all the places I have worked at, volunteered at etc... this is by far the best for people and work I am doing
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Premier Foods? *
Always make sure you are clued up on the company and what they make etc... always be confident but not cocky and show a genuine interest in the company
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