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.
9a. 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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