Steelworker at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Barrow in Furness
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£8,000 annually
Review Date:
December 2016

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


I am working within the shipyard every day except for my one day a week at college and my day to day consists of shadowing tradesmen and assisting them complete different and varied tasks that need to be completed in order to stay on target. I am trusted a lot which is good and I am not under pressure in any way i.e. if I feel a task is too hard for my current skill level or if I feel a task is unsafe I can speak freely to other employee's higher up than myself. This gives me great confidence every day and makes for a great working environment every day. I am learning every day on different tasks and everyone around me is very helpful and help me pick up the necessary skills I need to become fully trained.

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


I have learnt many skills and further developed existing skills I had which has helped boost my confidence massively and gives me a great sense of pride in any job I complete day to day.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


There hasn't been a single day so far that I have not enjoyed

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


I feel that BAE value their apprentices very greatly and I can see first hand what effect this has on apprentices like myself every day. I feel integrated as part of the workforce and I am treated no different for being an apprentice which is great.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I feel the programme is very well laid out and there is always targets to work towards frequently to keep me on track and have something to focus on in the short time whilst still looking to the future.

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


I receive all the support I need any time I need some form of help or support its there.

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


I receive all the support I need any time I need some form of help or support its there.

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


I think the salary is very fair and is structured well also

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are opportunities outside of work if choose to do them.

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


9b. Why? *

I feel its a fantastic place to work and truly feel valued by the company.

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

Put in the effort and hard work and try and showcase your current skills and show a willing to learn and better yourself and you'll go a long way.

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