1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
apprentice technician, help around the work shop, carry out services and basic repairs
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt plenty of skills, before I started the apprenticeship I didn't know how to work on a car, but now I do.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
some aspects I really enjoy, but some I don't find enjoyable. I don't enjoy all the theory work, as I prefer practical activites
4. How valued do you feel by Volkswagen Group?
to start of with I felt very valued, treated well etc. although recently with my dealership going under new management, I feel like a number rather than an employee. always chasing targets rather than keeping employees happy.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
it is well organised now, although, the first year was awful though. every week block of training we didn't know who was our trainer, or where we should be.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
lots of support, always giving a helping hand where its needed.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
not a lot. its always up to me to ask for support, even if they know I am struggling
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
not very well. im 18 on a childs wage! I have to pay rent, car insurance, fuel, food etc, I have around £50 to myself after, which I don't think is enough. I think the apprentice wage should be re thought, as an adult shouldn't be earning £3-£4 and hour.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
9. Would you recommend Volkswagen Group to a friend?
because they are good brand
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Volkswagen Group?
have interest in the brand
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