1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role for day to day activities is working within the QA department, dealing with customer returns for products and also dealing with repairs. I also visit suppliers and carry out inspections.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have improved my communication skills as I need to contact people everyday to gather information regarding a problem so I feel more confident approaching new people. I've also been able to apply my IT skills and use them to use different software my company uses.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the Selex apprenticeship scheme so much that I enjoy coming to work because I know ill be doing a job I'm both proud of and also enjoy doing. Its a great position to be in.
4. How valued do you feel by Leonardo?
I feel like I'm constantly part of a team working towards a common goal to meet the business needs. I work side by side of a lot of other engineers in the company so I always feel welcomed and valued.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The structure for my programme is layed out from day 1 and is followed strictly through-out the apprenticeship scheme, this way everybody knows where they're expected to be and it gives them a chance to prepare to do specific jobs.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive constant support from all training providers and they are always available is I have any issues or need to sit down and chat with somebody about issues I'm having inside or outside the programme.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer also fully supports me in everything I do and takes time out their day to sit down and make sure everything is going well with what im doing.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary package for my apprenticeship is not only a good wage for an apprentice but its also a good wage for anybody working at my age. I get annual pay reviews based on performance which is also good motivation to keep working as hard as I can.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many opportunities, these can be from doing charity events with the company, days out with co-workers or communicating with the other sites apprentices to see what they are up to in work.
9. Would you recommend Leonardo to a friend?
Its not only an amazing company to work for day to day however you get an amazing qualification, a great wage whilst at all times working alongside some of the best engineers in the country who share their skills and experiences with you.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Leonardo?
Make sure to take a good period of time to fill out the application and answer all the questions as honestly and best you cant. As long as you try your best and convey how keen you are it will benefit you greatly.
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