Software Engineer at BAE Systems

Start Date:
Programme Type:
£16,500 annually
Review Date:
July 2017

Review Score


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


It was a very interesting job which involved me working alongside the research and development department. They were very inclusive and gave lots of opportunities to discover all aspects of the company. There were lots of chances to learn and if you wanted to see a certain part of the business, they were happy to show you. The managers were lovely and helped me go from a summer intern to a graduate on their GDF program. Even though all the people I worked directly with were permanently employed, I was still included in decisions and my input was valued.

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


They let me learn C++ before doing my work as I hadn't done any programming in that language before.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


It was very enjoyable and a great experience to meet lots of great people.

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


Extremely, they were very inclusive.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well structured. Lots of reviews and every few weeks there was a review.

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


Lots of support, they were always on hand to answer questions.

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


Less than my manager, but they do keep in contact to make sure I'm happy.

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


It paid well considering I was an intern, but living in Kent was very expensive.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes,there are lots of events for graduates and other interns to get together and have fun.

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


9b. Why? *

They were very friendly and helped me to learn everything that I needed.

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

Don't worry so much in the interviews, if you have something interesting to put forward they are interested to listen.

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