1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My Job role involves helping the solutions team with Prizmnet and making sure everything is updated on the Prizmnet side. Also I often work with Marketing with the sales campaigns and helping with them to ensure the they run smoothly and that are effective. Overall the job role is very versatile.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have had to learn a lot of new systems like C4C and Excel. The good thing is once you learn the systems most other organsations use the same systems. I have also developed other social skills as I have to talk to a lot of people in my job role.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
My Program is enjoyable Colt is a very good place to work as it others a flexible work life balance that a lot of organstations don't offer. The program its self is good as you do get a lot of hands on experence and you get too understand how Colt works.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The plan is well structured in terms of training from an internal point of view. I had a lot of training at the start in order to you ready for work. The education side isn't that well organised and they often do go back on what they say and often change the dates of assingments for no real reason.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Colt does its best to support us and it does show if we ever have a problem or query it is dealt with promptly. Colt gives us a flexble learning plan in which we can decide what day we use to do our education aspect of the apprenticeship which is a very good policy.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
The training itself isn't too bad its the people that work for the training providers as we are doing a new course things where not clear at the start and are only a bit clearer now. The training provider often tells us one thing and then does another basically showing a lack of cohesion.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
The qualfication does help for developing personal skills and genral work skills. However the qualfication doesn't help for our role directly as the qualfication is very generic. The problem is my role is so technical it would be hard for Colt to find a qualfication that fits my job 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.)
As part of my job role I get to go to a lot of networking events like all the FISD events and a lot of other events in capital markets. These events are really good and do give me a great understanding of capital markets industry. This is an area I really cannot fault Colt in.
9a. Would you recommend Colt Technologies to a friend?
As Colt has a good work life balance and really would be a good place to start your working life. Also it has great social events that run reguarly which helps everyone bulid better working relationships. Colt also offers very fair wages and does offer a very good benfits package.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Colt Technologies?
I would make sure that you do resurch around Colt first and make sure you understand the technical side if you are looking for a sales role. Also do some resurch into the work life environment at Colt as if you understand how a company works it will give you a great advanatge.