Project Controller at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£26,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2016

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


I am currently deploying a project management toolset into the organisation. It will aim to streamline existing processes and provide a cost saving for the business. It involves liaising with multiple stakeholders on a daily basis.

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


I am currently doing my foundation degree in project management and I will then move onto my honours degree. I am also now APM accredited.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The company is great, they allow me to do extra curricular activities above and beyond my job. The opportunities that they have presented me with have be brilliant.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


I feel that I am a valuable asset and feel accepted by the team. I have been apart of many awards evening and therefore the recognition is brilliant.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well. The scheme managers do a fantastic job in structuring and deploying us into the business. College is good as well which allows us to achieve the best possible results both in university and in the workplace.

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


Our tutors are brilliant, they are always at the end of their email addresses and provide us with any support required both from a college perspective and from a work perspective.

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


A lot. The support is always there as and when you need it. I have a few mentors that all help me with different aspects of my career. My manager is great and provides me with all of the support that I need.

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


It meets it very well. I am 21 and have my own house, so BAE has given me the opportunity to get on the property ladder at such a young age, which I am very grateful for.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes there are lots of events that you can attend, a multitude of air shows and early careers event all make us a lot of extra curricular activities.

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


9b. Why? *

The opportunities that BAE Systems offer are brilliant compared to anywhere else around this area. Unrivalled job prospects, whilst the company is so involved in your development.

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

Be yourself. Just take your time and think things through. Try and do something else that no-one else has done to differentiate yourself in a way that says you have gone 'above and beyond' what you needed to do.

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