Infrastructure Project Manager at HSBC

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Sheffield
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

Review Score

5.8/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

7/10

I design and implement structured fibre and copper data cabling within Data Centres.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

6/10

I have learned a great deal about Fibre Optics that I hadn't previously had any exposure to.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

4/10

The programme in my eyes was a means to and end, it got me a career with good prospects in a prestigious firm. The programme itself I felt was lacking.

4. How valued do you feel by HSBC?

6/10

I feel suitably valued, I get involved with projects and feel a part of the team. As for being valued by HSBC as a whole.. think the company is a little too big for that.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

3/10

Not very. Being the first group of apprentices to join the ranks of IT in HSBC the level of structure was minimal - I expect the errors from my intake will be rectified for future programmes.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

4/10

Minimal really... The amount of resource available to assist a group of 40 was always going to cause problems. I passed the course but it could have been done alot better with more support This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

8/10

My line management and colleages have supported me throughout the programme and have met all their obligations with a strong supportive attitude. No complaints from me in that regard.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

8/10

Relative to most apprenticeships, my current salary is well above average. Bearing in mind the minimum wage for apprentices is circa £2/3 an hour for which I was previously earning, joining this programme almost trebled my income.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

There are many clubs and leisure groups available should you look for them.

9a. Would you recommend HSBC to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

The career prospects, should you prove yourself, are hard to rival elsewhere in the world.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to HSBC? *

Do it. But go into it with the right attitude and a willingness to learn and get on.

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