Technical Apprentice at BAE Systems

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Preston
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4)
Salary:
£12,000 annually
Review Date:
9th June 2015

Review Score

8.4/10

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

9/10

I currently work in In-Service Support Typhoon which involves answering queries about aircrafts by holding launch meetings with the relevent people to solve a problem.

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

8/10

The apprenticeship helps improve: team skills, talking to people you dont know, holding meetings, IT skills, mechanical skills in electrical, CAD, machining, aircraft fitting and lots more.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I have enjoyed my time so far in the apprenticeship as it covers many work areas and helps improve skills that otherwise wouldn't be used in other environments.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?

8/10

You always feel valued as part of the team even though you are an apprentice, people are welcoming and helpful towards you and always give you help if you need it.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

The programme is well structured and organised into set time periods and areas that improve your skills and give you different experiences, being structured like it is you learn a lot.

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

8/10

You recieve support when ever you ask for it by either a supervisor, assessor, trainer or other people in your daily environment, help is always given when you ask.

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

9/10

I also recieve help and support from my employer when ever i ask for it, the support when given alwayts helps me solve my problems regarding what i asked about.

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

10/10

My salary meets my needs as an apprentice and is also a lot better paid than other similar apprenticeships, The salary however might not meeting peoples needs if they have a family to support or are older with more responsibilities.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

There are lots of opotunities outside work to get involved in such as the innovation challenge, world skills and the german exchange which all help to develop skills.

9a. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

The apprenticeship is very well structured and planned out to make sure you get the best training and help when required, they also dont start you in the "deep end".

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems? *

When applying make sure you are well prepared for any questions that might come up so that you can give well prepared answers, also stay calm and dont worry.

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