1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role involves working with experienced engineers, to test electronic assemblies which our company produces. I carry out different types of testing such as ATP and ESS.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed my practical hand skills while completing a PEO in Engineering Operations. I am currently working towards gaining an SVQ Level 3 which has allowed me to further my engineering knowledge. I have sat several internal training courses such as ESD awareness and LN2 awareness sessions.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working within the team that I am currently placed in. The work is enjoyable and challenging at times. The company has a good work culture which I enjoy being part of.
4. How valued do you feel by Leonardo?
I feel very appreciated by the company. My manager appreciates the work I do and this is shown through rewards such as shopping vouchers. One task I was involved in which I felt appreciated was the Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The induction was very well organised for my programme. All training has been delivered well from the college and I have had support from my manager when it was required. I have meetings every 12 weeks with my apprentice manager to discuss my progress.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive as much support as I require from my training provider. I can contact my manager at any point for help and support. My manager and assessor are happy to help me where they can.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive as much support as I need from my employer. My apprentice manager and department manager are there to help if I need them. They are also happy to help me where they can. If I need any support regarding work I can go to the HR team.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary meets my travel and living costs. I travel to work by car as it is the easies way for me to travel to work. The location is good for travelling to/from work.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many opportunities to get involved in company events such as recruitment days and school visits. There is a local initiative to get more local school kids to apply for the apprenticeship scheme.
9. Would you recommend Leonardo to a friend?
It is a great company to work for with many fantastic opportunities for growth and development of your career.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Leonardo?
Take your time when answering application questions, ensure that you answer everything as best as possible. At the assessment days, try to work well as part of your team.
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