Apprentice Instrumentation Tehcnician at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£12,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2016

Review Score


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


I am working in and instrumentation role where I assist with electrical related jobs and work along side an experienced team that provides instrumentation support to the rest of the company.

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


I have learnt many new skills since being In this job role. I have become first aid qualified and have been introduced to things such as strain gauging.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The course is enjoyable as I am continuously learning in a practical environment which suits me best.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


I work for a partner company CSA Group however I feel valued by my employer and grateful to have been successful with the EOP scheme I achieved. I feel respected and appreciated by my department and fellow colleagues.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The first year at the training centre was very well organised and structured. Once I entered my business it became more of my responsibility to gather evidence and complete job packs. My assessor visits regularly and gives feedback on my progression.

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


My assessor gives feedback on visits and is there for any support if needed. the training centre was a good place to learn as all tutors were friendly and very helpful.

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


I receive a lot of support from my employer, whether its to further my education or just in my day to day role. My managers are approachable and are willing to help with most situations.

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


As I am employed by a company not BAE my salary is lower than theirs however is reasonable for an apprenticeship.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


My company has a few sports clubs and host some events throughout the year that everyone is welcome to join.

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


9b. Why? *

Good quality of training.

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

Prepare and show enthusiasm.

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