Wind turbine technician at Siemens

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Start Date:
2017
Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£1,100 monthly
Review Date:
May 2019

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Review Score

10 /10

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

10/10

The first 2 years was spent at Tyne met college where here we gained valuable skills and experience about engineering that’s proven vital at site. The day to day basis involves working a 100 meters in the air servicing the wind farm ensuring that the wind turbine availability is at its highest all year round.

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

10/10

Through our time at the collage in Newcastl I gained a number of skills and experiences and developed my knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. At college we had to create our own documents for task this skill was transferred into my day to day basis where there is a need to understand and follow AWP and risk assessments

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

The programme has been enjoyable, although working away from home was difficult the whole process was at ease through support from all aspects. The college tutors and support officers where there for your every need, the cobalt office and management team where there and happy to help at all costs and the team of apprentices worked, lived and socialised together that helped make the whole experience what it was.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

The programme itself is well organised, the time spent at college helped the younger apprentices with no work experience have time on tools and read risk assessments and other documentation tha is vital for the day to day work scheme. The time at college has passed now and at site the programme is running smoothly with targets in place in order to finish the programme early and become a fully qualified technician.

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

10/10

There has been a great amount of support from the employer in all aspects. We have been kept up to date with the business through being taken to head office meetings. We have had group and individual catch ups when needed including our quarterly 1-1. The support was always on hand when needed including out of hours contact with our manager that was great.

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

10/10

I am unaware with the training provider, I suppose that the college and the training provider and if so the support has been great. From the college meeting all our needs and satisfactions when delivering the coarse. who’s in charge if the portfolio has offered his support and contact number in order to fill the portfolio with ease. We also had a meeting and the portfolio was adressed and explained. There for as far as support goes as an apprentice i couldn’t ask for more support.

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

10/10

The training received has enabled me to learn the basics of my role before attending site. This then helped the transitions of college to site with ease. Not only for myself as I have experience with tooling and documentation but also the team and the site because there is less on the job training as such because of the knolidge and skills obtained before arriving at site.

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.)

10/10

Within the business we had team bonding activites during the first few months that helped develope a relationship with the managers and the apprentices. Within Siemens there are a number of social activitepies such as Christmas parties, sport competitions and am currently signed up to participate in the marshalling of the race for life as a team of apprentices in order to give something back to the community.

9a. Would you recommend Siemens to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Siemens as a company has been great in my development and progression in a number of ways. The support I have received has also been great. The other reasons are because they are producing green energy and as a renewable source not only helps the environment but alos provides a substaiable Income for years to come. Although the role can be extremely dangerous the lengths the business has gone to safe guard all aspects of the job.

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

My advice would be to study hard before hand get the grades and experiences that will allow you to apply and be successful for the role. Siemens is a great company to work for and my progression just two years into my apprentership has been great. My advice would be this is a job of a life time, work hard and be successful.

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