A typical day would be working through change requests from the customer. collating the infromation from the different stakeholders on the change then assessing the impact/cost & schedule. I learn about different parts of the build on a daily basis understanding why things are being changed whether it makes it more efficient or just a better strategy to do it a different way. The management are always really helpful, sometimes hard to get in contact with but that can be expected as they're busy people. The hardest part of the job on a day to day basis is getting agreement from all stakeholders in a timely manner sometimes this can take longer than expected but has to be managed when giving forecast dates on job completion. The most enjoyable part is, working on such a complex product and learning everyday seeking new challenges.
Quality Inspector Tier II (Current Employee) – Washington, Tyne and Wear – 12 September 2017
The day to day patrol / batch sampling and inspection of products follow Statistical Sampling Inspection to BS6001. Constantly learning new techniques and development. A good workplace culture with a good group of people to work with.
Project & Sub Contract Manager (Current Employee) – Rosyth – 11 September 2017
An organisation that is very Employee focussed and an employer that keeps you busy. Long hours and large workloads. Very "staff" orientated but shows very little allegiance to its long term contractors.
Tool control storekeeper (Former Employee) – Warton, Lancashire – 4 September 2017
I found the work to be extremely tedious and very boring. I learnt very quickly that if you didn't belong to the click , you had no chance of promotion. The workforce were unfriendly and didn't fully accept people from the south of England re-locating to the north .The most enjoyable part of the job was going home in the evening.
Work Experience (Former Employee) – Glascoed – 4 September 2017
I'm very interested in the topic of guns and ammunition so I rather enjoyed my time at Glascoed, but I can't possibly provide useful information for a jobseeker today. The curry in the cafeteria was quite good, I suppose.
BAE Systems is a 'best in class' defence contractor with structured and professional approach to business within this sector, is provides many opportunities to progress and develop your skill set with excellent behaviours and cultural awareness towards the staff
Machine Setter (Current Employee) – Washington, Tyne and Wear – 18 August 2017
Typical day would be looking after several lines, maintaining lines, tip changes every day, problem solving, working with robots, and ensuring that the lines run constantly to work to the planned schedule
Aircraft Engineer (Former Employee) – Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire – 7 August 2017
Very relaxed work place with good learning opportunities. Management some good some not so good. Most enjoyable part of the job is getting job satisfaction at a very high standard in precision engineering.
From my work experience at BAE systems, I was able to further develop my numeracy and literacy skills by gathering information and data (i.e. selecting and analysing appropriate information and data, recording data in an appropriate format). Additionally I was able to learn about what the company does; absorbing, learning, and asking questions with senior management ofﬁce staff about the daily work duties and responsibilities.