- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How valued do you feel by Fujitsu?
- 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
- 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
- 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
- 9. Would you recommend Fujitsu to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Fujitsu?
I work in Communications and Events, which involves the planning, organising, facilitating and execution of each Fujitsu internal event. I also collect feedback from each event to help us to grow and progress as a team. Alongside this, I also send the DNS internal communications, this is received by all employees to share news and information. As well as a lot of employee engagement.
Coming from an Events background, I have developed a lot of skills that I gained/ discovered elsewhere. Such as my organisation skills- these were very well established already, but I am finding new ways of staying organised every day. Fujitsu has put me onto lots of training courses which have helped me to develop my Project Management Skills and my Excel skills (which really needed developing!) Alongside this, I have also learnt a lot through my Apprenticeship, the training programme is brilliant and really helped me to adapt to an office environment.
My team are such a pleasure to work with and the company as a whole have done so much to support me throughout my time here. I really enjoy my programme.
I feel very valued by Fujitsu, my manager is supporting me in every aspect but pushing me to y fullest, as he know I can and will achieve. I really appreciate this. My lead is great and will always remind me what a great job I'm doing or point out areas for improvement.
MY Apprenticeship is very well structured, my mentor laid out my plan from day 1, and this enabled me to have goal dates to achieve against. My work environment is again very well organised/structured, when I began, my manager laid out all of my goals and induction process, again allowing me to succeed against these goals.
My First 4 Skills mentor has been absolutely fantastic from day 1. Any concerns I have, he will help me with very quickly and efficiently and any work that I have struggled with/ not understood, he has made my tasks clear to me. My mentor is easily accessible, a simple e-mail and he will reply within an hour or so. I have enjoyed my experience very much.
Again, I have received endless support and help from both my Lead and my Line Manager. They both are very easily accessible and are more than willing to help as soon as a problem is raised. They both always have a calming attitude, and are happy to help on ever occasion.
My salary just meets my living and travel costs. However, having received my first year pay rise, I'm hoping this will improve now.
Within the GAP team (grads, apprentices and IPS) we have a 'social' every month, allowing each of us to bond and get to know each other outside of the office environment.
Fujitsu has done nothing but invest time, effort and money into me and my development. They have offered endless support and advice, and for me, that's the most important thing a company can do.
Go for it! The interview is a little tough, but do your revision beforehand and you will be absolutely fine. The only thing I wish I had been made aware of before, if the Security Clearance process is very long, and this can be sped up if you contact the Tax Office (asap after being offered the role) and request a document with all of your employment history dates(unless you know them). As this can take up to a week to arrive.
Level 3 Apprenticeship