Apprentice electrician at SSE

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Scotland
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£9 hourly
Review Date:
January 2018

Review Score

7.6 /10

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

7/10

With being an apprentice electrician my day could either be wiring or fitting out and depending on who I’m working with it can be a range between inspection and testing or glanding cables into distribution boards

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

7/10

Everything I have learned about being an electrician has been with sse, I have picked up healthy habits and good skills from the people I’ve been working with

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy my apprenticeship a lot and most days I get to try different things so I have a good all round understanding

4. How valued do you feel by SSE?

8/10

I feel that I am a valued member of my team, I know that I have built up good relationships with the people I am working with and I know they value me as a member of the team

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

I feel that it is organised well to an extend but there is always aspects outwith the control of people above me. For example bad weather delaying a job or other trades running behind so that we cannot get in to do what we need to

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

7/10

I have received help from my training advisor, I know that if I have any issues I can take it to them and they would bring it up with the appropriate people

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

8/10

I receive a lot of support from my employer. I feel that I can go to them with any issue and they would be supportive and help me.

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

8/10

I feel that I am able to manage my salary well, it was tough when first starting but as I’ve progressed I’ve been able to save more and more as the wage has increased

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

7/10

I feel that there are a wide range of activities out there if I was to look for them.

9. Would you recommend SSE to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

I feel SSE is a great company to work for and have great work place benefits and is an overall good company to work for

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

The advise I would give is to research before applying for the job, you need to have a clear understanding of what you want to do, and once you know for certain then apply

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