Rating

10/10
  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • My role is a light vehicle apprentice technician and I normally do services and a little bit of diag with my mentor. I have a few chores to do every morning but I jut crack on and get them done. The skills I learn doing this job I take away from work and apply them for my own learning benefit and gain a bit more experience.

    10/10

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt a varying scale of skills the main few I've learnt are how to use Elsa properly and odis as well which are the main programmes we techs use. I have also learnt some stuff like customer skills and also this job has improved my social skills as at the start I wouldn't talk a lot but now I don't shut up.

    10/10

  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I love this apprenticeship ive learnt so much and I really appreciate my manager letting me join straight out of school at 16. when I started I knew nothing about cars but now I know a lot. I mainly enjoy it because every day I lean something different to do with service or diag or mechanical, as everyone tells me every day is a school day.

    10/10

  • 4. How valued do you feel by Volkswagen Group?
  • I do feel valued by the Volkswagen group as ultimately they have been pushing me through this course and if I ever needed help with an assignment they would be right there to help me

    10/10

  • 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • This programme is well structured. I say this because at the start its simple and easy to get your head round but in the 2nd and 3rd year it gets a bit more complex but they till teach me everything that is relevant to my job role

    10/10

  • 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
  • I get a lot of support as if I ever get suck with something a can ask my trainer and get a response that day.

    10/10

  • 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • I have had plenty of support from my employer as the sheets of work my vla gives me I can just smash out and they let me do it even if it takes me a while

    10/10

  • 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
  • I still live at home so all I really pay for is my car so I do earn plenty but I do find my self a bit tight for money coming towards pay day

    10/10

  • 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
  • When I don't work I normally help my mates with their car problems with the skills I have learnt here at the NLC

    10/10

  • 9. Would you recommend Volkswagen Group to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 9b. Why?
  • They are always there when I'm stuck on something like an assignment or on leap and they always give me advise


  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Volkswagen Group?
  • The advise I'd give is do the assignments as soon as you get them other wise you panic and forget about what you are meant to do


Details

Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)

Engineering & Manufacturing

South West

May 2018


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