Apprentice Welder at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£1,600 monthly
Review Date:
July 2016

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


I help to set up welding equipment, usually with a tradesman, I then prepare the weld, using grinders and other rotary tools, and then weld the job, and clean up afterwards.

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


I have learnt how to weld, developed my team-working skills and think for myself when working alone.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my programme as it is well paid and good work, we always have a task to complete.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


Highly valued

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well organised

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


As much as I need.

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


As much as I require.

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


Very well, I have been able to move out and live with a flatmate, and support myself.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes there are some.

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


9b. Why? *

It is a good place to work and learn a trade, and the company helps you in anyway they can.

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

Try to complete a physical project to bring in to your interview, and learn about the business for the interview.

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