Finance apprentice at Airbus

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Review Date:
June 2019

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


As it is my first year most of my days consist of learning my trade and gaining my qualifications so I therefore spend a lot of time studying. Especially because the first year is so intense are there are a few difficult exams that involve a lot of maths and i.t

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


I have learnt a few new skills including how to work professionally and under pressure working to deadlines. I have also gained experience in the working environment and developed my literate and I.t skills using programmes such as excel spread sheet and Microsoft office. I have also got better at maths

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


At the moment my programme is quite intense and can be quite stressful how ever I get paid well and Will get paid more once I am qualified which motivates me. I also get motivated by the option to progress and enjoy being able to work towards goals which are in reach

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme has a good structure. There are a lot of good points and not many bad points I feel like the company have made the most of time available by hosting Skype meetings rather than getting people to come together all over the country. Also there’s a good mix of learning

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


The employer leave me to do a lot of my work my self and they occasionally check on me however a lot of my work is to be done alone and I have been given a lot of resources. Although If I do need help any one I work with is helpful

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


I get a little bit of support from my training provider when working towards my qualifications however I rarely need it as I got a lot of online resources and can use them when I am stuck with revision or any questions. I do get reviews where I get offered to ask for help

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


My training helps with and trains me for my job role as it is all relevant and specific. It gives me an inside in to what I am expected to do and I can get better and familiar at using computer soft wares that I would use in my role.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


Every now and again there are networking events which get apprentices together with people that are high up on the company as it helps bridge a gap and show the apprentices the opportunities that are available if they do well for the company it also helps the people at the top understand what can be improved and done better

9a. Would you recommend Airbus to a friend?


9b. Why?

The company had been around for years and offers a good job with good rates of pay and plenty of benefits. There is also ways to work your way up and gain good qualifications. They also have a good reputation and this is important for me. As well as loads of opportunities for the future

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

Start by getting a good cv wrote up and make sure you write a good cover letter. I would also revise and prepare for the assessment centre tests and turn up looking professional and smart with a shirt and tie. Other than that I would also advise preparing answers for typical interview questions

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