Apprentice assistant solutions engineer at Severn Trent

Start Date:
2018
Location:
East Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£15,600 annually
Review Date:
January 2019

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Review Score

8.9 /10

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

10/10

During my first few month I have tried to help out with multiple different projects to gain as much experience as possible from the short time that I have been here. I have mostly been involved with wastewater modelling working on models and adapting them but I also get involved with some of the engineering work where I will attend meetings and engage in disscussions about solutions to flooding problems.

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

10/10

I have defiantly improved my skills with software such as excel which has aloud me to work quicker. I have also gained more confidence that can be used when speaking the other people in and out of work. I have also developed new skills that I did not have before and have become competent in using software used for wastewater modelling.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I have really enjoyed the work that I have been involved with so far. I have mostly worked on flooding projects so far and it has been very rewarding to engage with customers and know that you are trying to solve real problems. I have also enjoyed the fact that I can get out on site quite often even though my role is office based.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

My manager ensures that I always have work to be doing and tries to make sure that i have a clear path and gain the range of experience needed to become an engineer. I like the structure of my college course as i am there 1 day a week this suits me as i get quite a lot of time at work where i can learn on the job.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

I feel as though there is always someone i can go to in my team for advice which means i never feel out of my depth even though i am relatively inexperienced. I also have regular meetings with my manager where we discuss how i am getting on and if i need further support.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

7/10

The training provided tries to support my work but i do not have a lot of time with the tutors at college and so it can sometimes seem as though i do not have much advice. The support i do receive is usually helpful and i can use it to improve my qualifications.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

8/10

I feel as though the training that i receive prepares me for work and gives me a basic knowledge of civil engineering i can use this to gain a more detailed undestanding of the problems that can be faced in a civil engineering project. I think that this allows me to perform better in my role.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

8/10

So far i have not been involved in anything but i know that there is the opportunity to join 5 a side football teams and this is something i will think about in the future. We also have volunteering days that we can use to help out in local communities and give back to our customers. I will be using these days later on in the year.

9a. Would you recommend Severn Trent to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

I feel that the company gives you the opportunity to grown and if you put in the work you will be rewarded. The company also values investment in its employees which i think is good for the company and employees. I think that you also have the freedom to learn about multiple parts of the business and will not be stuck in one area. .

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

I would say that at Severn Trent it is important to have that can do attitude and if you are somebody that has this you will have lots of opportunity and area to develop in the company. I would also that you need to be somebody that is willing to learn from others.

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