Distribution Technician Apprentice at Network Rail

Start Date:
Raynes Park
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£14,500 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

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


First 9 months: Based in portsmouth learning about electrical priciples in a college like environment. After these first 9 month: Spend roughly 2 years at you designated depot learning hands on.

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


Many, and it has also pushed me to think of going into further education once my apprenticeship is finished (roughly 1 week)

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoyed the tuition, This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions Training company in the 2nd and 3rd year and meeting people in the first 9 months that will remain friends for life.

4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?


I feel valued by the team that I work with but the fact that we go through the apprenticeship and no longer have a graducation ceremony is quite demorilising considering the huge amounts of reports that have been crammed into such a short time.

I also don't like how some apprentices can finish over a month earler than other purely down to when they have been picked to go and do their ILM course in Wales and isn't based on merit at all.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I liked how it is structured.

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


The support that I recieve is good.

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


The support that I recieve is good.

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


The salary is adequate for my situation.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes as I pick up many qualifications that are recognised outside of Network Rail.

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


9b. Why? *

It's the best choice I've ever made

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


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