steelworker/plater at BAE Systems

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Barrow in Furness
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£15,050 annually
Review Date:
31st May 2016

Review Score

5.4/10

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

8/10

I am a Steelworker so I have to mark up sub sections or parts of the sub and restrain steel parts together for welding

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

10/10

learned new skills especially thermal cutting. Other skills I already had but not at a professional standard

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

I love it unless we are quiet and don't have much work on

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?

5/10

a little bit forgotten about most times. overtime is stopped and yet contracters can earn a fortune on days when there isnt much work on

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

5/10

not very.

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

4/10

as much as i ask for but i dont really know what observations or profeesional conversations are required. I haven't had my welding a9 test yet

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

4/10

not much because apprentices are overlooked because we are on a seperate budget so it is far too easy for team leaders t either not know anything about apprenticesand their money

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

1/10

it doesnt yet and out incremental pay rise has been impossible to get this time and overtime has been stopped

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

5/10

not sure what this means

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

job security when time is served. shares and pension are excellent

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

do it but try to remain relaxed and patient when it comes to money and o/t

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