1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Working within IMST in different roles such as project management, business analysis and strategy and planning to gain an understanding of how these roles support the rest of BAE Systems. Daily, I work to objectives to complete tasks and support my roles
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed communication skills especially with other employees which helps my understand my role within the team. I have developed my independant learning skills at University and in the work place
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the flexibility that the programme has to offer in that you can choose placements and tailor it to your needs. I think that the University studies complement the working environment well
4. How valued do you feel by BAE Systems?
I feel that BAE Systems have invested heavily in the Trainee scheme as this will be the work force of the future. I feel that the business places responsibility on you to make the most of your opportunity
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I feel that with the recent and proposed improvement to the IMST trainee scheme, that it offers a well rounded learning opportunity to develop a career in BAE Systems.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I feel that at the University of Cumbria we receive adequate amounts of support in the work that we need to complete. We have a personal contact if there is anything that we need in terms of work
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I feel that we receive adequate amounts of support from our employer and that help is there when necessary. We have a point of contact and a placement manager and the other trainees to talk to
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I feel that for our age the salary that we receive is very competitive. Compared to other trainee scheme it is average and there are some others in the area that aere higher
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are opportunities outside of work available to us such as weekly sports and also an Outward Bound trip. There are conferences and stretch assignments to get involved with
9. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend?
It is a opportunity to work with one of the main forms of National Defence and in an ever growing environment in terms of future products. There is also jobs security
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems?
Complete some work experience in BAE or similar areas of work.For your chosen area of work, have an A level or degree or some qualifications that make you stand out
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