1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am an Instrumentation Engineer apprentice, which involves calibrating and maintaining thousands of tools and pieces of equipment. Generally work is varied and interesting.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes, a wide variety of skills in both mechnical and electrical fields. All of which is very useful in both day to day work and outside of the company
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy each day at work. College is ok. Work is varied and there are many different tasks that are available for apprentices to do. College provides the core academic background.
4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?
I feel like a Valued member of the organisation, whereby i am given the oppourtunity to be involved in tasks that i would not normally be given the chance.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Extremely well organised. All parts of the apprenticeship are tailored for the learner to recieve maximum exposure to the jobs they will doing whilst still being kept safe.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
More than enough training is recieved through on the job expierence and also through the manual training that is recieved whilst you are in college.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Extra Support is currently being taken advantage of and the company will also look to aid any individual that requires it. Be that in terms of academia or life issues.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Yes it is Acceptable. With additional benefit. The company pay apprentices a really good wage throughout your training and also through your develeopment they will also provide funding for additional training.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes the company is involved with a variety of sports clubs and is also involved with charitable work and you are able to partake in any of the events that you wish.
9a. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Excellent Apprenticeship Scheme with the oppourtunities to develop yourself and also the benefits recieved whilst working for BAE systems which are available from the start.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems? *
Look into the role you are applying for and make sure to do some research on the company. The process can be very drawn out and there can sometimes be no correspondence for months but be patient.
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