Mechanical and Electrical Technician at Thames Water

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Hoddesdon Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£30,000 annually
Review Date:
February 2018

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Review Score

7.3/10

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

8/10

Electrical and mechanical engineer who looks after and maintains industrial plant on a sewage treatment works.

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

9/10

Both mechanical and electrical skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

very much

4. How valued do you feel by Thames Water?

6/10

On a company wide basis not very. Within my personal team I do.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

Very well structured with monthly progress meetings.

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

10/10

I received a lot of support from the engineering trust, from Simeon Achurch most specifically.

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

7/10

Varied depending on the manager.

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

3/10

I believe I am underpaid for my sector and that this still needs addressing compared to other engineering companies.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

7/10

Yes.

9. Would you recommend Thames Water to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

On a whole the job is very good, with a good pension.

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

Follow your heart.

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