Project Management Trainee at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£18,000 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 a Project Management Trainee. As part of my apprenticeship I move around the business. Every four months i will work with a new function to gain a better understanding of the business and what is required to achieve what we do. For example at the moment I am working with a planning team. This involves updating schedules.

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


I have learnt many skills during my short lived time in the company so far. For example my self-confidence has rocketed. By talking to a variety of different stakeholders and been put outside my comfort zone i really have developed massively.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Very much so. the fact we move around the business is very exciting and provides us with a new challenge everyday. The workload is good and challenging and i can apply theory i have learnt at college into real life scenarios.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


Very. there is always support on offer no matter what. I am treated as an adult and not as an apprentice which i feel is a very rewarding feeling. they want to develop me and i want to be developed so the relationship works well.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well. the hierarchy of workers is clearly stated and everyone knows who they should talk to whenever an issue arises. The programme is very well organised and there is never really any problems with confusion.

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


Again a lot of support is given on a daily basis. Whenever you need help there is always someone willing to help and willing to develop your learning further.

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


I receive a vast amount of help from my employer. This really does boost your confidence and encourages you to learn as much as you can in the short space of time on the apprentice programme.

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


Well. the starting salary is a very competitive salary and the fact that it can be increased based on performance makes you feel as though you have a motivator behind you.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes. There are heaps of extra curricular activities to get involved in. this may be something like football or even an American style BBQ, the list goes on and on.

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


9b. Why? *

It is a very successful company with a fantastic future lined up. Work in here is challenging and enjoyable and no two days are the same making it a very rewarding experience.

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

Research the company and know what you are applying for. there are lots of roles so make sure you pick one that suits you best.

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