I did my apprenticeship here. The majority of employees seemed ok tbf however I found management very difficult. It was very difficult to progress despite the sheer amount of extra hours and commitment I would put in to show my worth whilst maintaining quality. Just a number at the end of the day, shame really as I enjoyed certain parts of the job. I felt trapped and unable to progress.The quality of training was faultless however moving forward was difficult. You get placed and thats where you stay. Not my way of working and something I wouldnt expect a business to promote. Hopefully things will change in the future.I have had more success and earned twice as much money leaving Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery.
Great team and environment to work in, always went in looking forward to start the day. The team I was a part off were really supportive and easy to work with, everyone knew what they were doing and the day just flowed well
Logistics Process Manager - Construction in Chippenham, Wiltshire
All round positive experience at all levels, with challenges people wanted to fix
Every day was full and varied. You were recognised as a subject matter expert in your field and would be actively engaged to draw on your experience. And in turn you were able to learn and better understand how to support the business. Training was continual and every opportunity was afforded to those who wanted to further themselves. I felt fully supported to take on challenges and resolve issues, and to then report back the issue and the resolution. Everyone was empowered and supported to achieve the best result possible. The safety of all concerned was always the primary consideration, and no excuses were accepted for risks being taken. If you couldn't follow the plan, for what ever reason, you stopped the task and reported up the management chain for a suitable and acceptable alternative plan.
Estimator in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
There is lots to learn and lots of extremely knowledgable people. However, sometimes there is a clear lack of motivation for employees who will not be incentivised.
I learnt that you are just another number they were not interested in the person. The senior managers were just number crunchers with no real feeling