summer intern at BAE Systems

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Sheffiled Europe
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£12,000 - £13,999

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I was at my insight for 2 weeks, and during my time i enjoyed my stay and learnt a lot about the industry. From the start i was welcomed and guided throughout my 2 week stay, with staff very happy to interact with me and answer any questions i had.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

During my time i felt as if they wanted me there and they were happy every day i showed up, they taught me new things and although i may have not been the best worker they didn't get frustrated they just showed me what to do and helped me when i struggled again


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I recived lots of guidance and support during my insight. Every task was carefully explained and if i got lost or struggled on the task they showed me where i went wrong and how to improve it and do it correctly but never got frustrated even if i made the same mistake multiple times


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

during my 2 week stay i learnt many skills including problem solving and persistence, this will be extremely useful for not only my degree but also any job i have in the future, i also learnt many things within the business that i belive will strengthen my knowledge and understanding for my degree


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5. How well structured was the insight?

I believe the insight was very well structured and practiced, it didn't seem like it had just been put together but felt like it had been worked on to provide the best and mot useful week for me and also the company o i could benefit them throughout my 2 weeks


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I believe i worked in a very positive and hard working atmosphere for my 2 week insight. All workers were upbeat and happy to help rather than seem uninterested and if it was an extra task they didn't want to be involved with, and this was with every person i spoke to


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

During my time at BAE systems i believe i was developed as a persona and a worker extremely well, and because of this i think i was invested in heavily and have been built to be a better worker and human being from my 2 week insight at BAE Systems.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

During my 2 weeks i think i was able to understand what it would be like to have a full time job, waking up and making sure i'm on time, not slacking and making sure i do my best job and not the bare minimum. Due to this i feel more prepared to entering a full time work place and already have a good understanding of whats expected


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Working in a company is a very different culture to any other place i'd been, so this insight allowed me to see the differences and help teach me some company culture. After a few days i felt i was able to fit in with the culture and use this to help for my future placements or jobs.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

This insight taught me lots and i learnt a lot about my self and interests in the future job i wish to do, i learnt that this job is taught work and a hard industry to get into which has helped me form a plan for future work interests i have


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

i was paid adequately for the work i did across my 2 weeks

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

i met great people on my insight and many employers for different branches who gave me business cards to keep in touch


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

although i met many great people i wouldn't say there was any if at all social event opportunits


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

No, most of my week was spent on what happens inside the workplace, especially as i was only there for a short period of time


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

i would 100% recommend this insight to my friends, especially if you're interested in this field of work, i was taught so much and would be great experience to have as well as put on my CV for future employers to see and know i understand how to work in this environment