apprentice at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£13,000 annually
Review Date:
November 2016

Review Score


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


at the moment currently I am workshop based where I learn and improve on various skills, I also get put on work placements to use the skills I learn in a everyday situation

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


yes I have improved on various machining techniques such as milling and turning and also learned new skills such as engine strip downs, brazing and pipe bending

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy the apprenticeship and learn a lot from it however I feel sometimes due to lack of communication things can take a lot longer than it needs to.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


I do feel valued in the company as a lot of time and effort goes into the programme and training to make sure we a capable of doing our jobs properly

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


personally I feel as though its not organised the best possible way as I said before lack of communication is one of the main problems and it does cause a lot of issues in regards to training.

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


in the first year there is a lot of support when it comes to the written work so for example if your struggling there was always someone to help

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


BAE support their employees very well and can be very helpful in helping you achieve something that you want by giving your information that you need.

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


the pay is very good for an apprentice and because of this I don't stress about money issues.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


personally im not aware of any opportunities outside of work as I have no information on what is available to me if there is.

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


9b. Why? *

the help and opportunities inside the company are great if you what you want and want to succeed BAE the company will help you by giving you the information and training required

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

to be prepared for the application process as its quite long but is worth it if you make it through and to have an idea about what job role you want when you leave the apprenticeship

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