Electrical Apprentice at Costain

Start Date:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£17,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2018

Review Score

7.7 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My role is an Electrical apprentices, what this entials is that I'm here to learn and gain knowledge in my chosen field as well as garsping an understanding of others in my work place.

my daily tasks consite of going out onto site to observe site operatives and contractors carying out works to gain a better understanding of the broad vierty of works carried out in each field of work, Along with this I carry out Weekly SHE inspection out on site along with Target Risk montering inspections. I am also completing OVI's weekly and fileing closed Permits into the relative folders. I also help assist the commisioning team on thier daily activitys.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learnt an array of new skills since joining Costain I have been on various course and gained both knowledge and understanding of not just the structure and requirements of the work place but also just how skilled and talented workers can be.

Some Training course I have attended are first aider course, confined space course Level 2 & 3 and a DSEAR training course.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the program a lot I have a good site team that are friendly and helpfull, however I must say that the apprenticeship did not meet all my expectation as I have been hear a long duration of time yet I ahve completed no practical work in my chosen field.

4. How valued do you feel by Costain?


I feel very valued by Costain asan employee.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The overal structure of the progarm is good, inductions and training are all well thought out and executed, studying and support are carried out in a very profesional manner.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I receive a good amont of support.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I receive lots of support from my employer in the form of support systems such as MY HR team and a 24 hour support call line. Along with this there are many services avilable to help provide support and guidance.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


my salary package meet's my costs fairly well allowing me to cover travel and living expencence and still leaving me enought money to afford daily cost's.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are a vast array of opprotunities such as company events, company fun raising activitys, voluntering events and meny more.

9. Would you recommend Costain to a friend?


9b. Why?

overall a great company looks after its own and values its employees.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Costain?

Give it your all, make sure you research the company first and make sure to highlight your strengths and emphasize those skills in your interviews.

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