Signalling Maintenance Apprentice at Network Rail

Start Date:
2016
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

4.0/10

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

5/10

Signalling Maintenance Apprenticeship.

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

7/10

Learnt Skills, in railways signalling equipment, how to diagnose and fault find as well as maintain, replace or repair equipment.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

5/10

the other apprentices are lovely, they make the experience enjoyable. however the teaching method and delivery needs a whole new facelift.

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4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?

3/10

Not valued at all, just feel like another number in the company and not an individual person.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

1/10

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

4/10

Enough to do the modules and that's it.

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

2/10

The structure of the programme is very poor so the support seems somewhat non-existent!

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

4/10

It doesn't, the apprentice salary for the first year is one of the lowest i've seen! Considering how huge the company is, you'd expect more. however i knew this before joining, so it's a sacrifice I've accepted.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

5/10

9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

The benefits are great assuming they implement a new scheme.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *

Be yourself, its not a difficult apprenticeship, work hard and you will succeed.

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