Systems Engineer at BAE Systems

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bristol South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Armed Forces/Military Engineering

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7.6/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

I was based in the Requirements and Acceptance team, helping to ensure the requirements are met and the final product is signed off to the customer.

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

I was able to go on many different off-site visits, meeting suppliers and seeing Engineering products in action.

8/10

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

I was always given tasks that felt important to the team.

7/10

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

Whenever I needed support, It was provided.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days I was very busy, other days relatively quiet

7/10

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

I was given a good level of responsibility, working directly on the project.

5/10

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

I learned unique Systems Engineering skills that I would never have learned at University. This will benefit me throughout my career.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The Office atmosphere was good, everybody seemed friendly. However sometimes this was dependent on how busy everybody was.

8/10

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

The initial organisation was poor, it took time to get IT set up. Having said that, once everything was set up, it ran smoothly.

7/10

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

I was invested in heavily, I was able to visit suppliers, and go on training courses that I required. Both of these really enhanced my personal development.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Above 25 days holiday
8/10

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

The Graduate Scheme looks appealing, I will certainly consider returning,

7/10

Social

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

Other placement students were always willing to venture out and it was great when we did.

7/10

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

I was living at home so costs are unknown.

7/10

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

The nightlife in Bristol is good, and provides something for all tastes.

8/10

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

I was trained as a STEM Ambassador and was given the opportunity of doing STEM activities outside of work

7/10

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