• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • I shadow the current technicians in different roles/departments at London Heathrow airport.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt many skills at the airport. Everything I have learnt has been filtered down from current technicians, especially hands on skills


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • The job itself is amazing. You work in a dynamic workplace, i cant wait to have a career there and become a technician soon.


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • There can be some improvements. Lack of communication is always a topic, not much transparency when we contact the apprentice manager.


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • We get a lot of support from our employer. However again, a lack of communication so some topics go silenced


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • The hands on work a lot. However the college stuff not so much


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • At the college, not much. Majority of people that are selected for the scheme have some sort of hands on experience. This is what the college teaches you


  • 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.)
  • Nope


  • 9a. Would you recommend Heathrow Academy to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • Its an amazing place to work. You meet some amazing people

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Heathrow Academy?
  • Work experience is key. A real key show of engineering and mechanical know how, lego, mechano when you were young


Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)

Engineering & Manufacturing


March 2021

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