Quality Assurance Business Trainee at BAE Systems

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Barrow-in-Furness
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£17,500 annually
Review Date:
27th April 2016

Review Score

9.7/10

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

10/10

I am a higher apprentice which means I rotate around the business on 4-9 monthly placements. I have seen the whole of Quality Assurance in BAE Systems from Central QA to Supplier Assurance as well as external placements such as Business Strategy. I am exiting the scheme in Quality Capability where I look at recruitment and training.

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

10/10
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills - organising events on small and large scales
  • Planning
  • Communication skills - speaking to apprentices right through to senior management during meetings and work

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

Alot :)

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?

10/10

Very - they invest a lot of time and money into their Early Careers programme

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

On the whole it is very good. Higher education paths/choices could be more streamlined and organised

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

9/10

Lots!

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

10/10

Lots

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

10/10

very well - it is one of the highest paid higher apprenticeships in the area

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

Yes the early career function are close and do a lot of social activities together from nights out to walks at the lake district.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

Supportive employer Competitive salary Scope for promotion Constant training opportunities

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

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