Rating

9.8/10
  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • My role as an apprentice for network rail is to learn whilst I work, to not only observer what is happening around me but to put what I see into effect and get hands on involvement at every opportunity

    10/10

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt countless of new skills, not only technical skills and qualifications but also life experience and people skills, after the 3 year apprenticeship I will learn countless NVQs and other skills to help further my career

    10/10

  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • Hugely! It's an fantastic scheme and I am so pleased and grateful that I was presented with the opportunity to undertake this great scheme with network rail

    10/10

  • 4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?
  • Completely valued, the support of the team and employees is always available, you are never left in the dark about anything and supported completely

    10/10

  • 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • Very, from day 1 you know exactly what you will be doing for the entire course, it's not only exciting to see what is to come but also rewarding and motivational to see what you will achieve and gain during your time.

    10/10

  • 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
  • We always have the support and guidance of our training providers, the support of the team and employees is always available, you are never left in the dark about anything and supported completely whenever needed

    10/10

  • 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • We always have the support and guidance of our employer, the support of the team and employees is always available, you are never left in the dark about anything and supported completely whenever needed even if it's a personal matter

    10/10

  • 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
  • For an apprentice pay rate our pay is very good,although because I live on my own my wages are stretched a bit but I have plenty spare money at the end of each month

    8/10

  • 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
  • Yes, lots of outsiders activities and events that can be undertaken for either personal ledger or charity events such as skydiving etc

    10/10

  • 9. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 9b. Why?
  • Because it's the best thing I have ever done and I want my friends to also have a great work life experience


  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail?
  • I have and will say to take you time, double check everything you have written before submitting any application forms, think before you answer any questions and be yourself but most importantly never give up! I didn't qualify for my first attempt at securing a place on this scheme but I didn't give up and on my second attempt I secured a placement.


Details

Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)

Engineering & Manufacturing

South West

April 2015


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