trainee technician at Thames Water

Start Date:
Hertfordshire Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£21,000 annually
Review Date:
March 2018

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


Come in for 7:30 log on to my laptop and discuss upcoming jobs for the day proceed to do the jobs by wither showing or doing with guidance from mentor after job I write up the job for my books with the pictures I took during the job and send it off to smart assessor to be assessed.

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


I go on r3egular courses at Thames water on first aid and manual handling to PLC/Telemetry training and briefing.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I thoroughly enjoy learning and experiencing new techniques to maintain or install equipment.

4. How valued do you feel by Thames Water?


I get regular updates from my manager and apprenticeship to keep me on track which makes me feel valued and constantly evolving into a engineer

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


the actual apprenticeship is very structured but once on site it seems to be a different ball game, there is barely any communication between Thames apprenticeship programme and managers.

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


I get regularly feedback form activate on smart assessor. and also RAG reports every month to see if I am on track.

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


I get regular time to focus on my paperwork for the course + actual on the job knowledge which is good.

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


the first year I was on 12,000 Pa/ 950 a month which is a good starting salary but they expect us to pay travel to college every day which would amount to 450 a month so I had to take out a loan just to live the first year. so in that respect it was poor

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


there are no sport club there is a Christmas meal each year and we get £30 a head to organise a team building exercise each year, but its up to the manager discretion.

9. Would you recommend Thames Water to a friend?


9b. Why?

its a good start if you want to get into a engineer role as an apprentice with the training and support

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

it take about 6 month applying to first day so don't be disheartened if you don't hear anything.

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