E&I Apprentice at National Grid

Start Date:
Astley North West
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£14,950 annually
Review Date:
April 2015

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


I am and Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer working on the Gas Distributions systems. My role is split between our training academy and working on site. I am also due to attend college for 8 weeks to complete my first year.

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


I have learnt so many new skills and I am looking forward to developing these skills also.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I find that very few days are the same and I enjoy the fact that I am learning so many new skills.

4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?


5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


When I first joined National Grid I got given a programme which covered my whole year so I know what I am doing and where.

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


I have received an extraordinary amount of support from my trainer provider.

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


I really struggled with living away at the beginning of my apprenticeship and the support that I received from my colleagues and Managers really helped me through it.

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


The salary and benefits that I receive are more than enough to cover my costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


9. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend?


9b. Why?

I think that its a brilliant apprenticeship and company to work for.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid?

The advice that I would give would be to be yourself and research the company.

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