1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
i am an Overhead Line (OHL) apprentice. this involves climbing HV transmision towers to carry out maintanance on equipment.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
yes, i have learn't many useful skills in my time at national grid.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
i very much enjoy my program as we are given a very indepth insight into our roles before we work on live conductors.
4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?
i am made to feel valued by national grid as they take care of me and provide travel and accommodation.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
i feel overall our program is well planned however sometimes i feel things can be unorganised.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
i receive a suitable amount of support from the trainers.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
i feel i receive a lot of support from my employer in terms of accommodation and travel.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
yes i am excited by the prospect of competing in the sailing challenge. however Eakring can feel quite isolated.
9a. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
i already have as it is a good company to work for.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to National Grid? *
know your health and safety and be prepared to stay away from home.
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