1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a project Management Higher apprentice and work within project controls, currently in the planning team. I carry out some planning and use IT a great deal
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Currently studying for a project management qualification. As well as other training courses such as first aid and presentation skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I find the work enjoyable and interesting as well as working well in a team with great people. National Grid provides a very safe and diverse culture. It has exceeded my expectations.
4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?
I feel very valued and recognized for the work I carry out by both my manager and other team members. I have took part in some important projects an my opinion has always been valued.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
We receive or program schedule two years in advance and it is incredibly structured and organized. Brilliant support network.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Receive excellent support and contacted usually twice a week and the training provider is always available and usually gets back to me within a day.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Excellent support from the employer and wellbeing is considered to a massive extent. Support is very easily accessible with help lines and though my line manager. Always keen to support.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary has allowed me to move away from home and pay for bills as well as being able to afford to do the things that I enjoy. All travel and training is paid for as well as food and accommodation when training. We also receive laptops and work phones which are free of charge.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Numerous opportunities such as sports clubs and events. Organized by newnet which is a network for all new starters within the business
9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Brilliant company in an exciting industry, lots of support and opportunities. As well as an extremely competitive salary.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid? *
Research and get a good knowledge of the industry and the business. Be confident and friendly during interviews. Mention safety when describing any activities you have carried out.
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