1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a business admin apprentice. This involves day-to-day jobs such as taking meeting notes attending plan of the day, ordering stationery, recording requistions, managing people's diaries and meeting requests.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Communication skills with a wide range of different people Working under pressure to hit deadlines Time management Use of new IT software (eg SAP)
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy what I do and I am extremely glad I chose this apprenticeship and not one on shop floor. It is good to be involved in the office life of BAE Systems and be around directors and other high managers in the business on a day-to-day basis.
4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?
I do feel valued as people rely on me to do jobs for them which can be seen as difficult tasks. Especially as most people say Admin are not seen as important at BAE, I do feel this is not true.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is organised and structured to an extent. However the programmes assessor has moved jobs and there is nobody at our site to help with that and the closest assessfor for Admin apprentices is now in Preston.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I do recieve the support I need to get on with my apprenticeship, however I believe this will go down hill from May onwards unless another training provider is appointed.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I recieve sufficent support
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I believe for my age (17), the wage I earn is good. However, I find it difficult to believe this when the Business Admin Apprentices in Preston/Warton get paid much more for doing the same job as I do and the same apprenticeship as I do.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I am currently underway with becoming a STEM ambassador for BAE Systems so this will give me opportunites
9a. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I would recommend BAE Systems to a friend as it is a safe, welcoming and busy company.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems? *
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