Project Controller at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£20,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2016

Review Score


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


Project Control role, involving detailed involvement in project costs, schedule and performance. Day-to-day tasks include reporting on the above aspects of individual projects.

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


Communication skills have improved massively, much more confident and assertive in difficult situations. Microsoft Excel skills have also developed.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy my programme, working 4 days a week, along side studying for 1 day really help me to understand the theory when I see it implemented in real life situations.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


Very valued - excellent company to work for. I have always had excellent managers and colleagues who make me feel valued and respected.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Well structured and organised. Communication from our scheme managers is excellent, although information from college could be communicated slightly better.

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


Support from college is acceptable, definitely scope for improvement on getting consistent assignment feedback across all our tutors. For example some of them can give different feedback when it comes to referencing quality.

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


Lots of support received from employer, and issues I have had have been addressed promptly and professionally, this is from both scheme managers and line managers.

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


Very well. I feel very lucky to be on the salary that I am, and that BAE are funding my learning. One of the best paid apprenticeship schemes I am aware of.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Lots of opportunities for volunteer work, in terms of promoting apprenticeships in schools and roadshows, which allow us to gain more confidence.

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


9b. Why? *

As a BAE systems employee I am treated very well and it is a very welcoming company to work for. The education I have had since starting the company has been excellent and I have had support from all required areas to allow me to perform at my best.

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

Do research on what you are applying for, make sure you know the details of the apprenticeship and lots of information about the company- what they do and their ethos for example.

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