Technical Engineering Apprentice at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£13,321 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:


Rotate around different busincess sections a 4 monthly basis.

Day to day work includes completing agreed task such setting up telecoms, reviewing meeting minutes, setting actions

Unique tasks will also happen or fire fighting, this involves special work such as calculating costs, coming up with a temporary solution.

My current placement, project management, also gives me the opportunity to travel to many sites across the company.

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


Developed skills in excel, like Macros. Learning how a PX works which is what out compnay currently uses to monitor spend accross projects. Used to EV database to get an understanding of spend, the present this information to the wider team and project manager explaining where there is a problem and what it being done to fix it.

Built confidence due to presenting to high ranking business members attending. learnt to manage time effectively due to lots of deadline oriented tasks.

Lots of office based training, safety, social awareness ect

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The work is good and varied with lots of support from your team if you need it, but you're not spoon fed which is good this gives you the ability to show responsabiliet and develop a range of skills.

The section will give you work that usually supports your strong points, but also some for your weak areas to help you to develop. If you're a shy person they will likely ask you to present some information at some meetings.

The company supports you in lots of things if they improve you personally and benefit the company.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


My manager treated my like an employee and gave me important and deadline orientated work so I did not feel like just anther apprentice, but a valued part of the team.

From the company I received an above and beyond award for helping to support the apprentice council, this award contained a £20 voucher to redeemed at a number of retailers.

From outside the compnay some STEM events would send us letters thanking us for attending and helping the pupils.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is well orgonised and I know my progression from stage to stage, out training manager is allays available to give feedback or tell us our progression if we need to. Our programme involved further education which we get alot of support for from work and from the education provider.

Out training manager visits us weekly to ensure we're on target and we have no problems with work or education and that we're not feeling over worked.

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


My training manager will visit me at least once a week at my desk to ensure i've got work to do, i'm getting on okay with further education, i'm not feeling over worked and that nothing is wrong. My training manager is also in his office if I ever need him and is available to talk to one to one if I need it.

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


I get alot of support from my employer when I need it. I know my training manager is there to support me if it's something I can't talk to my current manager about and that HR is also there.

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


The wage is very good for an apprentice who lives at home. If you move out on the wage you will need to budget your money well

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are lots of opportunities outside of work like STEM which allows us to travel nationally and international

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


9b. Why? *

It's a good apprenticeship, with good pay that allows you to progress as far as you want in education with great opportunity when you're out of time.

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

Take your time with the application process, read it over a few times before you submit.

Be yourself in the interview, the interviewer will see through a front use .your strengths/

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