Plumbing Apprentice at Pimlico Plumbers

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Review Date:
August 2014

Review Score

7.8/10

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

10/10

Working with a plumbing and heating engineer facing everyday problems within domestic properties, can be any scale of job from a dripping tap to a complete heating system renewal.

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

9/10

I have learnt many new skills through working four days a week on the job and learing skills physically and a real life situation. Learning theory and practical sides to heating and plumbing at college and applying them to when I work.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoy the physical side, where you are the solution to people's plumbing issues and being a part of sorting that out can be rewarding. For myself I find it beneficial to gain knowledge from both college and work.

4. How valued do you feel by Pimlico Plumbers?

8/10

I do feel valued through the work, often people need an extra pair of hands and are grateful for the help

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

I believe it's going well I get regular sure visits from the assessor, who work with my college and also my employers. They all have a chat and evaluate my performance

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

8/10

A good amount he is always there to help me whenever I am in need

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

8/10

A good amount of support if I am in need of anything they are always there

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

5/10

It's hard to balance you in and out goings but it's part of being an apprentice and everyone goes through that stage

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

5/10

N/A

9. Would you recommend Pimlico Plumbers to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Getting paid whilst you learn, your learning a skill which you can develop and use for the rest of your life.

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

Think about what your going into? You need to enjoy it It's a career and worth it in the end

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