1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Building circuit boards and wiring assemblys to be fitted in to various aircraft components.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a lot of new skills including, metal working, milling, turning, soldering and wiring.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I very much enjoyed my time at college learning new skills and making new friends. However when i returned to work after college i was still enjoying learning but the job i was doing was not what i was lead to believe it would be so this brought down how much i enjoyed it. I also like the choice of extracuricular activities i get the chance to do, for example i recently helped a primary school build an electric go-kart which i throughly engoyed
4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?
I know that i am a valued worker but it would be nice for a little more acknowledge meant that i am.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The course is very well organised however the structure of the course could do with being changed to make it more suitable to the people who are being hired that have different starting qualifactions.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
the support varied depending on which instructor you had. So for some courses we were very well supported but in others not so much but overall fairly well supported.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There was a lot of support from my employer, there was always at least one person to talk to or help you out if you had a problem.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary meets all of my costs and the amount it goes up by at eaach 6 month review is helping me save more.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes. There are lots of appretice social events to attend with all of the years of apprentices. There is also a lot of chances to do activities with schools or events.
9. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend?
Becasue it is a good company that treats it employees well and has good advancement opportunities.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems?
Make sure you choice the right apprenticship for you out of the avaible opptions and don't be afraid to ask questions in your interview.
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