1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role is to learn the ins and outs of mechanics on trucks and repair or replace where needed. I also need to locate any defects on trucks. As well as working on trucks I clean up the workshop as well so it does not become a mess, which is good for me and my colleges. I also help other technicians when needed which provides good learning for me.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt lots of different things since the start of my apprenticeship such as what parts there is on a heavy vehicle and what the part is for and where it is located. I have also learnt the theory behind things as well. I go to college to do the theory and it gives me a good insight on how things work and what parts do.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I love my apprenticeship. I like coming into work and ready to learn new things I didn't know each day from doing services and doing big jobs. The apprenticeship is well laid out and is very good for understanding. People in the workplace are also friendly and help you out.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
the programme is well organised and is structured well. From learning things with people in the workplace and learning the theory at college. There is always things to learn and always things to do. The way it is laid out is also great such as going to college on block release in Bristol.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a good amount of support from my employer, I also receive support from the college. they will help me where needed and are very open to any questions I might have about the apprenticeship. This is the same at college also, if I have any questions about anything they are able to help me with then they will help.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
I receive a lot of support from the training provider. if there is anything I want to know I can go see any tutor at the college and ask them and they will try to help me the best they can, this includes theory or practical things at work or just general support.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
My training provider helps a lot with this as I learn a lot of theory which expands my knowledge on working, which then helps me in the workplace because it allows me to understand more. My training provider also helps with practical as every time I go to college I have to do practical tasks in the college workshop.
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.)
there are some activities to do through the year, but its more of a personal decision but people from work go to events together such as truck shows. These are really good and very interesting. It is also good socially as I am with others. Doing these things are usually long distance also.
9a. Would you recommend MOTUS Commercials to a friend?
Imperial commercials is great for work and is also great for apprentices who want to become a HGV Technician, The programme is very good and you learn a great amount. You also get to go to Bristol for college, where you learn new stuff and meet new people. I really enjoy my apprenticeship.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to MOTUS Commercials?
I would say to make sure that you are a Hard working individual and make sure you are willing to learn as there is a lot of stuff to learn throughout the apprenticeship, but it is fully worth it and it will lead you to a great future and a great working lifestyle.
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