Project Management Summer Intern at BAE Systems

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Farnborough South East
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Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Business Management Financial Management Information Technology

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7.6/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

5.0

The Role

Role Description

I worked in the Business Management Team in Head Office, Farnborough. I was involved in a large number and variety of projects, both leading and supporting them.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed it. The 12 weeks just flew by! I was involved in a large number and variation of projects, both leading and supporting, which taught me a great deal about BAE Systems as a company. Everyone was always really happy to help, I never heard 'no' as an answer.

10/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Whenever I completed a Project or a significant piece of work I was always given the recognition for it. All of my colleagues had some idea of what I was getting involved in, and the extent to which I was contributing, which was mentioned regularly.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I spoke regularly with my manager. We had a mid placement review to discuss my progress and areas for improvement. We also had an end of placement review where we discussed my contribution to the company and the projects I had been getting involved with. He regularly asked for updates of what I was involved in, and if I ever asked for it, he gave me guidance.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On an average day I had plenty to do, as with any position there were peaks and troughs, I had days I was working constantly on several different projects at once, and others where it was a more relaxed atmosphere. All in all I felt like I had enough to do.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given the lead on several significant projects, including some which had results which would be rolled out to the entire company or senior business leaders. I always felt like the work I was doing was important.

8/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Some of the Projects that I worked on directly involved using analytical skills which I have developed through my degree, the projects also gave me an insight into what it would be like to use my maths in a 'real world' situation, which helps to provide motivation in my remaining studies. The Internship as a whole also gave me an insight into a large number of different career paths, which has helped guide what I want to do in the future.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Accommodating, everyone was really welcoming. I settled in immediately.

9/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The application process was brilliant, I was regularly sent updates regarding my application and on what the next stages were. Throughout the Internship itself I always felt informed and that I knew who to go to if needed.

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The company provided me with a wide range of roles which helped me to develop competencies required for a business environment.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

By completing the Internship, it has given me an opening into the GDF Scheme, FLDP and SIGMA. The company has a wide range of different career development opportunities at every level.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Regularly went for coffees/lunch with colleagues. There were no other placement students in my location.

5/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Not applicable- I commuted in from home and didn't go out into the town.

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Not applicable- I commuted in from home and didn't go out into the town.

5/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

No

5/10