Mechanical Industrial Placement Student at BAE Systems

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Barrow-in-Furness North West
Review Date
£18,000 - £19,999

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The Role



The Role

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

It was enjoyable when work was tasked, however if your not proactive, you will be left twiddling your thumbs. The Barrow-in-Furness area isn't great and can hinder the enjoyment of being on your year in industry.


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

All colleagues are extremely friendly and helpful. They are all willing to share knowledge and sacrifice time. However, you have to be proactively involved to gain their attention.


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

A really good amount of support is given by management. You wont have to face any problems alone. In terms of guidance, there is a dedicated team that can guide you through your placement and advise you with career options.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It depended on the placement I was in. I would say it is a pot of luck and depends if the department your working in has work for you.


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

It depended on the placement I was in. I would say it is a pot of luck and depends if the department your working in has work for you.


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

They will extremely help me in my degree and for the rest of my life. BAE submarines is a good place to get introduced to industry.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

All office staff are extremely friendly and helpful.


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

I feel the general set up of the internship is extremely good as it allowed me to experience what its like to work in different departments in industry.


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

The company was always willing to invest in you. All you needed to provide was a justification for training and development.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Above 25 days holiday

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

The company is great and the work is good. However the only thing that would put me off from wanting to return is the location.



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

There are social groups set up across the business that organise all kind of events, from weekly social nights to outbound trips.


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

The cost of living is extremely cheap with BAE being in Barrow. However there is a limited amount of things to do in Barrow. so you have to travel out of barrow.


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

The nightlife is of a good standard for the size of the town. There are many pubs.


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

There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in stretch assignments that involve a lot outside of work.