Maintenance Engineer at Network Rail

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Stratford
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£12,000 annually
Review Date:
8th May 2015

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Review Score

6.2/10

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

6/10

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?

7/10

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?

7/10

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?

6/10

I feel vauled by network rail and there are lots of opportunities open to me.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

6/10

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?

5/10

A reasonable amount but if there was better communication then this would be better.

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

7/10

A good amount they have helped a lot to get me on different placements

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

5/10

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?

7/10

Yes if you go and find them

9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *

Yes

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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