• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • I work with my colleagues on the current projects I have been put on, switching between each flexibly depending on the urgency or demand for the job at hand. This involves CAD modelling, lab testing and spotlight testing.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed my team-working and problem solving skills in an engineering environment. I have also improved my knowledge in certain areas such as RF communications.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, I was given a fair amount of responsibility with the projects that I was tasked to work on, which I found very refreshing from previous work experience placements at other companies where this is not the case.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I had very good support from my colleagues which was in the perfect sized doses for me, as I preferred to be treated more as a regular employee than an intern. By letting me have a degree of independence, I felt my experience was far more valuable and enjoyable.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very inclusive and friendly, everyone was always happy to help with any issue I might have or give some advice more generally.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Very much so, I have had a great summer of expanding my engineering knowledge and skills whilst working on exciting projects that utilises and expands my skillset as well as challenges me to critically think and solve the problems that do arise in these types of projects.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at BAE Systems
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend BAE Systems to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to BAE Systems
  • Show your enthusiasm for engineering and a willingness to learn and take on new knowledge and skills as that is the only way to improve yourself as an engineer and more generally in your professional career.

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

East of England

August 2021

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