I work 4 full days and finish at lunch time on Fridays, working hours are normally 40-45hrs per week. Having only worked in this role for 18 months I am still learning daily. My role incorporates various aspects and a ‘Just Culture’ is one of those cultures which we openly like to promote. I have to understand the structure and procedures for operating in both the Error Management System (EMS) and the Quality Management System (QMS). The hardest part of the job is finding owners and resolution to raised issues on a daily basis. I also co-ordinate Safety Health and Environment (SHE) activities within various buildings on site. This includes DSE assessment and accident investigation when required. The most enjoyable part of the job is my colleagues and the tight bond and working understanding that we all share.
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.
Enjoyed helping current buyers clear backlog of orders and contracts. Good health and safety standards with a system for parts accountability. .All parts used in the manufacture of finished items logged for traceability. Good service contracts with Saudi Arabia for plane maintainence that have been suplied
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Telford, Shropshire – 4 July 2017
BAE Systems Land (UK) Telford is a well established business which focuses primarily on in-service support. At a working level the engineering employees are knowledgeable and ethically responsible. Leadership however lacks direction with the lower levels of the organisation forced to search for new business in an ad-hoc fashion. The business is very slow moving, lacks confidence and is limited by one single customer with very variable workload demands. Working hours are good and general stress is well managed to make a happy if uninspired workforce. This site is an excellent place to work for a short period however opportunities in the longer term are limited by the rate at which the business grows which is slow or negligible.