1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Apprentice Technician. carry out daily morning tasks to help set up the workshop for the day ahead. carry out tasks with my mentor throughout the day and jobs by myself under supervision of my mentor.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am now Qualified to use the Air-con machine after passing an F-gas approval course and assessment, finishing different modules over the course of the years at collage when on my training blocks, developing new people skills when interacting with new people that I meet along the way.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I look forward to my training blocks each week and enjoy learning the different modules, it is a good environment to be in when learning and I am lucky enough to work with some very friendly people that constantly offer help and support as well as the added support from the trainers i have never felt like i would struggle or be under pressure when finish set tasks.
4. How valued do you feel by Volkswagen Group?
as an apprentice I understand that my current role may not be the most important within my company but I feel extremely valued and take pride in knowing that I am working towards being key factor in the future of the company.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I feel that the structure is very well organised and I am always well aware of what is going on with regards to my learning. the induction to the curse was very beneficial and was a good way to gauge and understand how the next thee years of my life are going to plan out with my career.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
every week of my training block i am asked for updates on how i am doing and reciev support with what im struggling with, when not training i get lots of support from my VLA and the people i work with.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
when working my collages and managers make an effort to understand and help me with what im doing through my apprenticeship with discussions on how my week went and what work i need to carry out.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
with the current wage i get i live my lifestyle accordingly and comfortably.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
their are some opportunity's that are beneficial, but i would be very interested in any more opportunities.
9. Would you recommend Volkswagen Group to a friend?
its a very good company to work feel and gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride knowing that i work for a prestigious company.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Volkswagen Group?
be yourself and try to learn as much about the brand as possible, prepare for your interview and dress smartly. try to get some experience as it always helps.