Technical Apprentice at BAE Systems

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Preston
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

Review Score

7.9/10

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

8/10

Technical apprentice. Have 1 year engineering training, and then go on to shop floor and technical placements on site. This involves all engineering areas of the company.

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

8/10

Yes, I have learnt a lot of skills to help in the aircraft industry and in other workplaces. I also go to college to study engineering

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

The programme is good as is varies a lot and you can choose which role you want to go into ie. Fitter, electrician, machinist, technician. Get to see and work on aircraft

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?

10/10

Very valued. The apprebnticeship programme has been going for years, so everywhere you go there are ex-apprentices who have been through the same experience

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

The programme in general is very good as you get o see such a wide variety of roles in the company. Poor in some respects, such as the college used and organisation of placements

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

7/10

Designated team to deal and help with apprentices. Receive a lot of supprt, with regular meetings. The assessor team are good in general.

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

8/10

Designated team to deal and help with apprentices. Receive a lot of supprt, with regular meetings. The assessor team are good in general.

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

8/10

Salary is very good in comparison to other apprenticeships, and improves with every target met i.e. College awards and nvq certificates.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

Apprentices organise things to do outside of work, but other than that not really. There are awards and schemes, but generally for few.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

Great way to get into the company. Get fully trained in your role and get to see a lot of the company, other roots could not give you such a good view of job opportunitis

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

Join clubs, strip down cars/bikes, volunteer, work really hard on the application and work on general maths/science. Do a lot of research into the company.

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