1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a trainee maintenance and faulting engineer, my daily roles are maintaing signalling equipment across my route, I also help cover faults so if something fails we are on the front line to go and fix it.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learned a lot of specific skills relevant to my job, i have also developed as a team leader and my problem solving skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
It is a very good programme, can be a little hard going at times but overall i have enjoyed my apprenticeship.
4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?
I feel vauled by network rail and there are lots of opportunities open to me.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
This could be better, some bits are really good some could be improved. Communication could be improved.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
A reasonable amount but if there was better communication then this would be better.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A good amount they have helped a lot to get me on different placements
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
It has been a good wage whilst learning however you wouldnt be able to live well on it.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes if you go and find them
9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *
Stick with it, it will be worth it in the end.
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