Plant support at Cummins

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£16,207 annually
Review Date:
May 2019

Review Score

7.5 /10

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


My role depends on where i am based on my rotation plan, for example if i am in quality audit my role within there may be to carry out the daily checks on machined parts or complete wash solution strengths checks. However if i was in special products then my role would include machining on the milling machines and lathes.

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


Within my apprenticeship so far i have learnt a lot of new skills for example i am able to operate milling machines and lathes. I have also developed existing skills such as my Maths and English, which Maths has been developed through college lessons and English again through college but mainly through cooperation to my co-workers.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I massively enjoy the program, i love the fact that we are able to rotate the full company so we get an insight of all over and i also love the work that is set, as it is always interesting and i always take a lot of knowledge away with me.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


My program within my company is well structured and there is always support there were needed, which is one of my favorite things about the company. However, although my company's program is fantastic, the program for our college days at Kirklees college isnt that great. I feel as if they are massively unorganized and don't offer that much support.

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


From my employer i receive alot of support, there is reviews every 6 weeks and we also have small discussions every week or 2 just to see if there is or has been any concerns. They are great at giving guidance if something has gone wrong and their attitude towards supporting us is fantastic and is really welcoming.

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


I feel as though not a lot of support is given from our training provider both within the lesson and outside of the lesson. If there is a problem i tend to keep it to myself or speak to my company. The attitude is not really that good and the days in which i go to my training provider arent my favorite days.

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


Some things that i learn at college does sometimes help me on a fay to day basis, however there are a few things that don't. Although saying that i did learn how to operate lathes and milling machines in my block at college, which will come into use when i go into special products.

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.)


Yes, there are loads of extra-curricular activities to became involved with. There is often 5-aside football that is often arranged throughout the week, there is a gym where classes are held such as spinning classes and insanity workout classes. There is also EEEC where you become involved helping the local community with your co-workers.

9a. Would you recommend Cummins to a friend?


9b. Why?

I would 100% recommend cummins to all my friends and family as they are so welcoming and really look after you. There program is well structured and the fact that you are able to rotate throughout the company gives you an insight to the variety of processes within the company, gives you knowledge in more than one area and also allows you to meet and interact with new people.

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

When applying to cummins try your best (give it your all as they will recognize this) be unique and just be yourself. Within the the application process make sure you show interest, take loads of notes and ask lots and lots of questions, so you are showing to be keen and interested.

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