Signalling Technician at Network Rail

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Reading
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
11th May 2015

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Review Score

8.0/10

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

7/10

Day to day involves various forms of maintenance and faulting on the Network Rail network

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

9/10

Throughout the apprenticeship I have developed a lot of skills, including my knowledge of electrical circuits, and also my ability to fault find on circuits.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoy the progamme as the work is very varied, in both what it is, and where it is located. As for instance we could be working in a busy station area one day, and then the next, on a secluded branchline in the middle of nowhere.

4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?

7/10

I feel quite valued by Network Rail, knowing how much effort and financial aid they have thrown my way to operate this apprenticeshipp

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

The programme itself is relatively well organised, with all of it's courses within the progamme that is operated.

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

9/10

The trainers on the courses within the programme were always willing to assist and help me through the courses and on any work where I required assistance.

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

9/10

My employer/co-workers have always been very supporting in assisting me through the apprenticeship

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

10/10

My salary does cover all my financial costs, for both living and getting to work on

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

4/10

There aren't many oppurtunities outside of work that I am aware of.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is an interesting apprenticeship to carry out and working for a internationally reknown company is quite a proud achievement for me.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *

Stick with it, the first year does drag on a little, but after that it is an enjoyable apprenticeship to fufill.

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