Commercial Apprentice at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Samlesbury North West
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£11,000 annually
Review Date:
June 2015

Review Score


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


My role involves me working in different departments such as aircrafts but all in the Commercial function. This can be either estimating work or contracts work.

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


I have learnt/developed many skills such as confidence, working independently and my communication skils.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my programme to an extent to which im willing to stay at the company after the apprenticeship finishes.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


I feel valued by BAE alot because as an apprentice i have my trainers who develop me, and my colleagues are all very helpful and friendly towards me.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It is a very organised programme as the structure is for me to have 5 placements all lasting similar lengths. Then i have regualar reviews which i also know when they are and what they consist of, so it is very well organised programme.

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


I revieve a lot of ongoing support, such as i have meetings with my assesor/s to provide feedback as to how the placement can improve. Also i get sent on training courses to improve my knowledge which is beneficial in my day-to-day work.

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


The support i receieve from my manager is great because as an apprentice i do not know much about the work. So they make it easy for me to develop my understanding and give me efficient work to make my time at the placement worthwhile.

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


I am happy with my salary as i dont have many costs and also my salary is consistently increasing, which is always good.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Outside of work there are opportunies such as sponsored runs and football in some departments.

9. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend?


9b. Why?

You are very well looked after and as BAE is a massive company you can never stop learning or improving your skills as you can be transferred into another department and can learn everything from scratch which can be quite exciting as some people get bored of being in the same job for many years.

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

My advice to others applying to BAE Systems is to be really confident in your interview, as being nervous or slipping up won't do you any favours as the interviewee doesn't know you personally. So you should be confident enough to show the interviewee that you are good enough for the job and also be aware that getting into this apprenticeship is highly beneficial for your career.

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