steelworker/plater at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Barrow in Furness
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£15,050 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:


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?


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?


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

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


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?


not very.

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


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?


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?


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?


not sure what this means

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


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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