Dockside Testing at BAE Systems

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Barrow In Furness North West
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£16,000 - £17,999

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Produce detailed plans and presentations for boat movement through the dock system, attend a variety of meetings and put together o system to sign off work change orders.

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

I have thouroughly enjoyed myself on this placement. I have been challenged and learnt a huge amount of skills to put towards future career development.


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

One of the main reasons for my enjoyment on this placement has been the poeple working around me. It took me a while to become professionally accepted but i soon settled in.


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

Everyone is more than happy to answer any questions and provide guidance.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There have been odd quiet days but that is inevitable. I have been extremely busy but it's been very enjoyable, but i dont think you can be "too busy".


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

I have been given a fair bit of responsibility. The nature of the industry doesn't allow me to have full resposibility due to the highly skilled and technical nature of some of the proccesses.


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

I have developed my technical skills and knowledge of industry incredibly over the placement, i feel ready to re apply and confident in moving in to my future career.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly around my seating area although some parts of the office quieter than others.


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

It has been organised very well, the only downside has been the amount of paperwork but that is to be expected with the security clearance need for such a company.


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

I have been on a number of courses which have not only taught me a great deal and made my life easier, they also make me more employable for re application in the future.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym

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

I hope i will be able to get in the same parts of the company next year and have been assured of references from all of the people i have worked with.



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

I have beenmade aware of a variety of social events and had a few good nights with members of the team.


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

It is a relatively cheap area to live but due to arranged social events there has not been too much cost in that area.


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

Having lived in the area all my life i find the area great for socialising. Having said that i think somebody coming here from a large city may disagree.


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

I have been wrapped up in the job for the duration of the placement and as yet no outside opportunties have arose.