1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
At the moment On a usual day to day basis my apprenticeship scheme involves me sitting in an office preparing for my upcoming exams. I partake in skype calls with lectures and learn about my subject. I get my own working space in an office and can do my work at my own pace.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have greatly developed my analytical and numerical skills since my time at airbus. I have also developed my learning skills and adapted to a different approach and style of learning which I find refreshing. As well as this my Microsoft excel skills have gotten better and I have also become more organised.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Each day is different. Sometimes I enjoy my programme and other days I don’t. I feel that it can be challenging at times and difficult to remain focused however having targets to work towards give me a drive and ambition to do well. Overall I enjoy my programme even though it can be hard at times.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is well structured and also organised well although most of the programme is down to myself to organise myself and my own work in order to achieve what I want to achieve. I feel that it could be better however as a whole it is well run if I’m honest.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
On a whole I know who I can contact if I am to need support although I am trusted to use my own devices in order to complete my scheme. Also with a lot of my work I need to use my own initiative but I also know where I can go for help.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
When working towards my qualifications I get given support. I get taught the subjects and can email mentors if I need help. Although I don’t really need support I can also ask people in the office that can also give me advice or support even if they are busy
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
My qualifications give me more experience using softwares and improve my I.t skills they also brush up my math skills and help me when performing in my job role. Some subjects can be difficult to get my head around however most of the time I feel like learning helps
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.)
Since working at airbus there hasn’t been many extra curricular activities. There is quite a big age difference between myself and other staff and sometimes out of work hobbies are not really the same. I feel like it would be good to have some out of the office activities
9a. Would you recommend Airbus to a friend?
It is a pleasant place to work and it is a good achievement to work for such a big company with a good reputation. It gives me a foot in the door for a progressing career and also offers a lot of great potential for the future as well as being a good environment to work in
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Airbus?
When applying for airbus I would give advice to others to be articulate and sharp as well as on the ball in the interview. I would recommend trying the best you can in your GCSE’s and A levels as well as doing company research to make sure you understand the companies targets
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