1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a build apprentice at Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP. My involvement in this large company, being an apprentice, is massive. A rotation around all areas of the build process shows how all tasks are carried out. continuous learning and development on a daily basis. The build of the assemblies and components is an precise process which leads to the final goal.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
The skills and experience I have gained over the time being here with Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP are invaluable to me. I have been trained in many areas of manufacturing, build, testing and inspection along with company standards and procedures. working with a large company involves a professional and dedicated mind set, which has grown me as a person. Mercedes have supported me which training needed for all jobs I will have to undertake in the company along with extra training to further my understanding of the company. Mercedes have given me a clear NVQ plan along with organising regular meetings with the assessor. going above and beyond the minimum requirements to complete my 3 years apprenticeship with the company.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The program is giving me the knowledge and understanding to further my working career. Opportunities and involvement in the company enable me to build a strong report with people. Working as a close knit team allows me to gain knowledge form others and support where needed. Working with Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP has been the best experience of my life so far and wish to stay with the company for as long as possible.
4. How valued do you feel by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains?
Here at Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP every employee is valued and approached with respect. as an apprentice I feel I get the same respect as other do. Feeling part of the team is important to keeping working relations.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is well structured with regular meeting and reviews along with personal development meetings. All the support you require is available to me. The development of my educations is well organised and structured, enabling me to further my skills and knowledge.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider is exceptional. He has monthly meeting to monitor my progress and mark my work along with providing me information on work environment topics. His attitude is always up beat and willing to help. He has set me out a clear plan with the work required to complete my time at Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The support I receive form all members of the team here at Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP is un-fault able. regular meeting form manger and team leaders guide me onto he right path to success. Members of HR are always willing to answer any questions and queries I have and respond in a professional manor.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Living on a apprentice wage is hard however managing money and not having many luxuries means the salary will cover my costs. I feel that living on a budget has enabled me to be in control of what I spend and how it do it. These skills I see as development for future life. Travel costs are very hard on me as a young person as in the current economical climate, car insurance and tax etc. is extortionate.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Opportunities outside of work are few and far between however due to the tight deadlines and consistent work there is little time for play!
9. Would you recommend Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains to a friend?
The opportunities at Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP are unbelievable the development of you as an individual and the knowledge, skills gained over the time here could not have been got anywhere else. The state of the art equipment and technology are with the times and can allow you to learn everything ready for the future.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains?
when applying for a place at Mercedes-Benz AMG HPP it is not about what you already know, as they want to mould you to their way of working. selling yourself as a person is more important then the qualifications on a bit of paper. If given the opportunity then applying is a move you will not regret.