aircraft maintenance engineer at BAE Systems

Start Date:
lincoln East Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£18,500 annually
Review Date:
March 2018

Review Score


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


I am an aircraft maintenance apprentice. my day to day activities involve learning how to maintain the Eurofighter typhoon. I specialise in mechanical maintenance, so often find myself turning spanners! this is Ideal for me as I am practically inclined, and like getting my hands dirty!

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


I have gained new qualifications and improved existing skills. by taking courses and asking questions I have never stopped learning.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I get on with my work team really well, and have the full support of everyone at the company. BAE systems has a great reputation, and now I have worked for the company for a few years, it is obvious why!

4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?


I feel valued by my immediate team, however with BAE being such a big company sometimes senior management feel distant.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


very. we always know what we will be doing and have a plan for the future.

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


the support available to us is easily accessible and readily available.

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


the support available to us is easily accessible and readily available.

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


I feel the salary is good for an apprenticeship, however I moved a long way from home so paying for bills was hard at first!

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


We can use facilities that are provided by the RAF such as the gym.

9. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend?


9b. Why?

Because the apprenticeship is the best in the country in my eyes!

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

be yourself!

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