Project Manager Industrial Placement at BAE Systems

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Warton, Preston North West
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£14,000 - £15,999
Business Management

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Working primarily on delivering a new customer management solution to the CS&S International division of BAE Systems. Performing supporting role in running the selected business maturity programme.

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

The placement was overall very good however I feel that I could have contributed alot more had I been given greater responsibility.


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

I felt valued by the majority of my colleagues.


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

Support was in all but a few exceptions provided when needed.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Apart from a few very busy months I could have taken on more work.


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

For a placement student I feel like I was given a comparatively large amount of responsibility.


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

I feel like many of the skills I have picked up or developed will be useful both in my return to university and in my career beyond.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The overall organisation was fairly relaxed and enjoyable to work in. In my more immediate team this this was to a greater extent.


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

It was very well organised however the placement itself was based more on resource requirement as opposed to a static placement that is filled by students who succeed one another.


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

The company seemed to be happy to invest money in my development wherever it provided benefit.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus

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

I have been offered and have informally accepted an offer of employment following university. Long term the job prospects seem to be good with many opportunites around the world.



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

This seemed to be good however I was commuting from Liverpool and as such did not attend many of the events.


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

Though I remained based in Liverpool the overall cost of living in Preston from what I have experienced is very average.


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

On some of my few trips to Preston for drinks and a night out I gathered the impression that Preston was fairly average in terms of its nightlife.


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

The company and some of the individuals that comprise the company set up many out of work events particularly charity focussed opportunities.