Engineer at Network Rail

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Reading South West
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2015

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Review Score

7.4/10

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

8/10

I am a telecoms engineer and it is my job to maintain and fault the telecoms equipment used within the railways infrastructure.

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

8/10

Yes, i have learnt how to fault and maintain telecoms equipment.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I have thoroughly enjoyed the programme.

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4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?

8/10

Highly valued.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

6/10

It is reasonably well organised.

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

8/10

There was a lot of support.

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

8/10

A lot

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

7/10

I certainly wasn't making a lot of money but i wasn't struggling.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

in the first year yes. not so much in the second and third.

9. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Its a good place to work.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail?

Work hard all the way through the programme.

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