Project Management Summer Intern at BAE Systems

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Internship (1-4 Months)
Farnborough South East
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£14,000 - £15,999
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The Role



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

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


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.


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.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel

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.



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.


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.


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.


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