1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
shadowing and assisting a tradesman and learning all the different jobs within the yard and working in differnt areas from the building bays in the fabrication shed to working on the fully built boat.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
yes, been on various training courses relevent to the area that you are in but also learning differnt techniques everyday.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
i am enjoying the programme and will soon be going into my third year and its good to see how much that you've learned
4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?
you are looked after well by the company and training team and within your placement you feel like part of that team.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
it is structured well because aswell as on the job experiance you are also at college 1 day a week getting other qualifications to complete the apprenticeship.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
the training officers are supportive and are always in touch and are always available if needed about any issues.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
from management right down to your tradesman you are supported well throughout the apprenticeship.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
it is okay, the apprentice wage increases gradually throughout the apprenticeship but it could be noticeably better and match other similar company's
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
i am not aware of any but there is opportunities to work on differnt sites within the company throughout different parts of the country.
9a. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
because it is a good training structure with a job at the end of it aswell as being qualified in your trade.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems? *
the only advice I would give is make sure you know the ins and outs of what trade you are applying for before you apply and in the interview process dont be scared to talk yourself up.
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