Apprentice at SSE

Start Date:
2012
Location:
South East
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£21,000 annually
Review Date:
January 2018

Review Score

6.4 /10

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

6/10

installing pipework in the heating and ventilation industry. this includes radiators, basins ect . Also installing commercial plantrooms are included within the job role

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

8/10

-improved hand skills -improved on site knowledge -improved technical knowledge within the heating and ventilation industry

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

5/10

work is hit and miss . is good when we have some decent install work . I enjoy college and attend on day release.

4. How valued do you feel by SSE?

5/10

feel valued to a certain extent but still awaiting on a company van so having to use my own personal car on a daily basis

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

well structured through college . have to complete a nvq level 3 portfolio.

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

8/10

good support from [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions].

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

6/10

good support at times . although have to nag about certain things . IE getting a van , new tools and getting specific work to cover nvq portfolio.

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

7/10

salary is ok . am able to live off monthly income as still live at home .

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

5/10

no

9. Would you recommend SSE to a friend?

No

9b. Why?

lack off work and company procedures make life very hard work with SSE . As long as they are making money they don't seem to care . also a lack of van is also very frustrating as im having to use my car on a daily basis and petrol which I don't get back. also this increases wear and tear on my car and devalues the car .

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

it is a stable company but work is a big issue as they struggle to win jobs due to the profit margins they use so if u want consistent work and local work I wouldnt bother as u could be working anywhere around the country.

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