Substation Apprentice at National Grid

Start Date:
Eakring, Newark East Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£14,950 annually
Review Date:
April 2015

Review Score


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


maintenance and inspection of substation equipment

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


yes, every day i am challenged to learn something new

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy the training aspect as well as all of my on job tasks

4. How valued do you feel by National Grid?


I feel like i am a fairly valued member although i cannot fulfill merole until i am fully trained, at this moment in time i can only assist but i do understand why i cannot carry out some tasks alone

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


the program is structures to a good level although sometimes there are organisational issues, for example, the program is changed but the origional andnew trainers are not informed.

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


Plenty, if i ever have a question no trainer has ever not had time to explain or re-run through something with me.

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


I recieve enough support from my employer although i dont spend that much time working with them.

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


the salary is more than satisfactory for me.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


there are enough oppurtunities for me outside of work.

9. Would you recommend National Grid to a friend?


9b. Why?

All of the above questions would be why i recommend national grid, The trainers, the salary and the interaction with my higher-ups should i need it.

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

Go for it, theres no reason not to.

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