Apprentice Electrical Fitter at SSE

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Scotland
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Salary:
£9 hourly
Review Date:
January 2018

Review Score

7 /10

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

10/10

Installing and dismantling 11/33kv substations. This involves breakers, transformers, isolators, busbars, earthing and HV cabling.

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

8/10

Learnt slot hand skills over my 3 years, using various hand tools and mechanical tools safely and correctly. I have learned how to fix problems put infront off my as quickly and adequately as possible. Learned to work well in a team, keeping the job going smoothly.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

6/10

I enjoy the working side off my programme. Each job I go to is different and has its own challenges. The college side has been frustrating due to lack on communication from my mentors.

4. How valued do you feel by SSE?

7/10

I fell very valued by my managers and work colleagues. I however do not feel valued by the main business of the company, throughout my apprenticeship I feel other were favoured more than myself. I think this is down to my old mentor, I got the impression I was being forgotten about.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

6/10

Mostly my apprenticeship was well organised. Only problem I had was when I had to go to Manchester for college, on some occasions I wasn't given any information about my course so I went to college with the wrong ppe and paperwork. Also on one occasion I wasn't booked into a hotel one night so luckily there was other people on my course and I had to share with them.

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

6/10

An adequate amount of a support. No problems.

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

6/10

A good amount of support.

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

8/10

Very well.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

Havnt looked

9. Would you recommend SSE to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Great benefits.

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

Get into the main business, try avoid contracting.

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