1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a daily basis the job involves many task and every day is different from one another. It can range from carrying out mechanical task such as fitting a gear box. Or, electrical work such as fault finding in a control panel. As well as doing college work and write ups towards my HNC.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Whilst working at Thames water during my apprenticeship I have learnt many news skills. I have learnt all of the fundamental rules and regulations on health and safety. Whilst at college I learned how to use a lathe and a milking machine to complete my PEOs. During my seconds year all these skills have come into play whilst on site.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy the apprenticeship that I am taking part in. Reason why, is because every day is very different from one another. The work that you carry out on site is challenging and practical which is what I enjoy doing and putting the skills that you have learnt to the test.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I think the apprenticeship is stricter fairly well as they have a clear structure of the years that you have going forward with Thames water. However during the first year they were very clear on dates and timing with college and this is something they need to concentrate on, especially when your a new starter
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My manager and my mentored are very helpful when is comes to support. They are both very kind and friendly when I approach them with questions and they are always happy to help. They both have a great experience when it come to their job role and this helps as I am learning off them
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
The training provider that we use is good but I do think when we started the second year they werent very clear at the start on how to carry out the work. However through this year my assor has been very helpful and informative when I’ve meedwd support with either write ups or UPKS.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I think that qualification that we are taking part in is good as when your complete write ups is shows that you are applying the correct skills safely to jobs. It also shows that you are doing work related jobs and this will be helpful in the future when the apprenticeship is complete
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.)
During the first year of the apprenticeship with Thames water they run a out of bounds trip which is compulsory for everyone. This includes a number of acatibites during the trip, it’s a good time to build relations with other apprentices whilst taking partnin activities that you don’t normally get the chance to
9a. Would you recommend Thames Water to a friend?
I would recommend this apprenticeship to a friend as your getting paid as well as getting a good qualification at the same time. Moreover it’s a good company to work for with a lot of benefits and all staff are very helpful and friendly when starting as an apprentice
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Thames Water?
When applying for Thames water show that you are always wanting to learner new skills and if you don’t know than you should always ask if you want to leaner. Moreover, take pride in your work and act and a professional and responsible way when working for Thames water
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