1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Project Controller. This involves aiding in the management of large projects, Liaising with customers and reporting on financial data.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
My stakeholder management skills have been improved and my confidence to match. My computer skills have also been improved aiding me to become more efficient in my role. I have been on various training courses, funded by the company to help me tackle the day to day tasks i am set.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy my programme, the mix of college and work is just right. I feel like i have been extremely lucky to have been offered the job at BAE Systems and will be an ambassador for the scheme.
4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?
Moving from placement to placement gives you an opportunity to experience different managers and areas of the business. So far i have felt valued and recognized for doing good work. I am consistently asked to be involved in tasks to aid the business and hope it continues into the future.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is well structured and as mentioned before, the split of work and college is just right. However, the scheme has a tendency to change its format and it can get confusing sometimes.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
For me, i feel that i get the right amount of support. In a higher education environment, you need to utilize the resources, they will not come to you. I always know where they are when i need them and feel they are very approachable.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Again, i feel i know where my scheme managers are when i need them. I keep in touch with them and they are always able to help at a moments notice.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is more than acceptable for the job i do. I feel i am very well paid.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are lots of opportunities outside of work, to which i have been a part of many times. They are well communicated in the workplace and always give you the option to join.
9a. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
A great place to work, a great salary and a great learning environment.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems? *
Be yourself, the company are looking for genuine individuals who want to be here and not someone is pretending to be someone else.
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