- 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 well organised/structured is your programme?
- 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
- 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
- 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.)
- 9a. Would you recommend Troup Bywaters + Anders to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Troup Bywaters + Anders?
Each working day is different and that's what makes the job more enjoyable - I never know what I'm walking into. My role varies from attending site to carry out maintenance surveys, condition surveys, asset collecting surveys and more. I also sometimes attend site if it is required when designing a job. As I am electrical my main focuses are Fire Alarm, Small Power and Data, Lighting and Emergency Lighting, Distribution, Security and anything else that may be power related.
Some new skills that I have developed would be problem solving skills and having better time management skills. Due to always having deadlines (which aren't always negotiable) it is important that I am able to manage my projects accordingly in terms of time. My problem solving skills spur from every different project being different in it's on way so I always run into new scenarios and I have to take it upon myself to manage these new situations.
As mentioned above I really enjoy the programme as I am gaining experience aswell as learning as I go along. I would highly recommend this programme to others, I believe that experience within a work place is just as important as learning the knowledge associated with the job. The support that I receive from my colleagues and other people within my workplace carrying out the same programme is great and I am always given assistance when needed.
My first day at TB+A a colleague sat with me to go over my induction which had to be completed and sent back over to HR. They also helped me complete any training that was required, such as manual handing, fire safety etc. I was extremely pleased that they found the time to take a day and sit with me to give me support and guidance through this process. In my induction this is where I would fill out the form of who my mentor would be and how the mentoring system would work.
I receive a great deal of support from my line manager and the other managers within the company. Not only do they give me support but as does my mentor and the HR team. It is also extremely easy to reach out for support as we have weekly meeting at the beginning of each week to discuss everyone's workload to see where we can help each other out. I feel like my colleagues are always keen to support and help me.
I receive a great deal of support from my college and business partner when it comes to working towards my qualifications. I have quarterly reviews with my business partner who works on behalf of my college, she is there to ensure i am receiving the correct support from my lecturers and if i have any issues i take them to her and she is always happy to resolve them with me.
In my personal opinion what i learn in college is only somewhat relevant within my role in my job. There are some similar situations that i can refer my college work to in the office but nine times out of ten they are quite different in terms of subject. Personally i do not think i would manage very long within my job if i didn't attend college and gain the training because it helps me to have a better understanding of things.
From time to time my company with hold events for special occasions, the most recent one i attended after COVID-19 was one that my company held with Cooper Chromar and that was on Net Zero Buildings during green week. I enjoy events like these because i can gain knowledge aswell as meet people from other companies outwith work. Before the pandemic my work would carry out some team building activities usually organised me. Hopefully once normality comes back we will resume doing so.
I would recommended my company to a friend purely because it is a great place to work in. I have never had any issues and nor do i say any arising. The always accommodate to my needs and there are variety of benefits that come with being an employee at TB+A.
Some pointers I would give to someone looking to join our company is that showing your enthusiasm goes a long way. Be welcoming and friendly and come out of your comfort zone. All opinions are welcome here so speak your mind and you will be heard. Do your research - we have a fantastic website showing off lots of previous projects that could be within your local area.
Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)
Engineering & Manufacturing