OLE Apprentice at Network Rail

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Gosport/Reading
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

8.9/10

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

8/10

Overhead Line Apprentice on the Western Route at Reading DU. So far the job has only involved an academic year with a 2 day depot visit. I am looking forward to getting trackside wuithin the next month.

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

10/10

I have developed my self confidence and my leadership abilities. I have also learned a variety of new skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

6/10

I have enjoyed the work set during the apprenticeship, but I have not enjoyed being away from home, family and friends.

4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?

10/10

As a lot of money is invested in each apprentice, I feel as though I am highly valued.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

A few kinks need to be ironed out, but it is generally a well organised programme.

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

10/10

Any support that we require is provided.

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

10/10

Same as above.

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

9/10

We have more than enough money to cover costs and have spare money at the end of the month.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

We have been given ample opportunity to participate in group events, sporting events, and other "extra curricular" activities whilst on this course.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is a fantastic organisation giving high quality training and a sense of worth within the organisation, even at the apprentice level.

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

The work is hard, but ultimately rewarding. This job isn't one you should take if you are work shy, but there are plenty of opportunities to develop and grow.

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