Robot Technician at Caterpillar

Start Date:
2016
Location:
North East
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£17,000 annually
Review Date:
February 2018

Review Score

10 /10

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

10/10

My job title is a Robot Technician. As part of my daily tasks I have to fix and maintain robots in order to keep the line moving. I interact with all employees daily as well as shadowing a fully trained robot technician. I go out to schools regularly and promote apprenticeships. As part of my apprenticeship I have many responsibilities, such as; time keeping and punctuality. I have a project on going at college, it involves redesigning a jig. I enjoy working.

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

10/10

Overall I have developed a number of new skills since starting my apprenticeship, such as welding, fabrication and programming.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I greatly enjoy my apprenticeship, the level of experience gained is fantastic. The company is great. Caterpillar offer a shares and pension scheme for all apprenticeships which I like. Caterpillar met and surpassed all my expectations. I really enjoy it.

4. How valued do you feel by Caterpillar?

10/10

I feel very valued by Caterpillar. They treat all the apprentices very well. All the management team treat me well, offering any help and support I need.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

Overall the program is very well organized and well structured. The training and support is great.

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

10/10

My training provider provides a huge amount of support and guidance.

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

10/10

My employer also provides a great level of support. Management, HR and my mentor all help and support me.

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

10/10

For a second year apprentice, my wage is very good. I manage to pay for all of my expenses including living, travel and daily costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

Outside of work there a numerous opportunities to promote apprenticeships. There are team building exercises.

9. Would you recommend Caterpillar to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Caterpillar is a great company with many opportunities to go higher within the company. I would recommend Caterpillar to a friend.

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

Be very positive.

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