1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Assisting the contract owners to deliver the contract, ensuring progress data is up to date and accurate. Interacting with the lead stakeholders in the business area that directly affects our contract and ensuring that their achieved work and forecasts are accurately represented in the data presented to the contract owner.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt how to use programmes such as Microsoft Project more efficiently and have gained experience in risk and Baseline Change Request databases. Have also learnt how to raise directives to pay suppliers and how to project manage large tasks within a contract, creating and managing Statements of Work and programme schedules
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The colleagues and contract owners I work with are very knowledgeable and forthcoming with assistance when required, and there is good camaraderie both within the office I work in as well as on the scheme
4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?
I feel like I get a lot of assistance when required and am often given responsibilities to manage by myself should my manager feel like I am capable. In this role in particular I have had recognition for organising and running tasks and workshops and feel I can be relied upon to manage my workload autonomously
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The scheme is well structured on the most part and we get assistance and training when required. College is managed fairly fluidly alongside work expectations and the two seldom clash
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The course leader regularly puts students forward for relevant training courses
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive support from my line manager as and when required. They are highly knowledgeable and make time for me when I need assistance, but also delegate tasks and workload well in their absence
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Pay is decent although changes to pay structure could mean potentially losing out on money compared to the previous structure. On the whole fairly happy and meets needs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are opportunities outside work should employees want to get involved (clubs, charities, social events, work related events (award nights)) of which I try to get involved with as and when possible
9a. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The workload can be fairly interesting and there are good future prospects. The pay is good and the qualifications open a lot of doors for future development. The company looks after its employees and cater for individual needs
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems? *
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