Technical Engineering Apprentice at BAE Systems

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Preston
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

Review Score

9.1/10

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

9/10

At this moment in time I work in System integration where we test new software ready to go on the aircraft. This involves working in a team and often I help with the testing.

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

9/10

How to use the test equipment, how to use CAD software packages.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I enjoy it a lot, they help me and support me when I need support, due to having Asperger's syndrome and dyslexia. They also give you the opportunity to travel different places and help out with events.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?

9/10

I feel valued because I am recognised for the work I have done.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

It is very clearly well structured and organised.

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

10/10

I receive a lot of support because of my learning difficulties and my mobility issues

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

10/10

I receive a lot of support because of my learning difficulties and my mobility issues

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

10/10

Yes it does because I live with my parents at this moment in time.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

7/10

There are many opportunities, however I don't really take part in them because I am busy with college work and my own hobbies

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

Because it's a very interesting and supportive place to work

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

Be yourself throughout the process, don't be something you think the company wants you to be because they want individuals who can bring something to the company.

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