Fitter at BAE Systems

People in this role may also be known as mechanical fitters.

6 workers in this role at BAE Systems have taken the survey.

How much does BAE Systems pay fitters?

Fitter at BAE Systems
£14.26–22.38
Typical range
£9.14–21.00

Fitter employees at BAE Systems are typically paid £14.26–22.38 an hour, based on data from 6 employees.

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What is management like for fitter employees at BAE Systems?

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  • Managers are respectful

    Do fitters at BAE Systems feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    100% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    My line manager, the people, the work, flexible hours/working

    Worst thing

    Lack of development

    7.6

    Senior Operations Engineer, March 2021

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What are the hours like for fitter employees at BAE Systems?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do fitters get of their shift pattern at BAE Systems?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 33% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 67% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for fitters to book a holiday at BAE Systems?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for fitters to take sick leave at BAE Systems?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do fitters at BAE Systems get to choose the shifts they work?

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    83% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do BAE Systems managers change fitters shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    0% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do fitters at BAE Systems get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do fitters at BAE Systems do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    17% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    The benefits and hours

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    10.0

    Team leader, December 2020

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  • Enough training

    Do fitters get enough training when they start at BAE Systems?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    100% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from fitters at BAE Systems

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  • Best thing

    Holidays,sick pay, working conditions, good wage

    Worst thing

    Nothing

    10.0

    Fitter, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Working conditions, time off ,pay

    10.0

    Aircraft fitter, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Shift pattern and shift allowance

    Worst thing

    Progress

    8.9

    Aircraft fitter, November 2020

How BAE Systems ranks

BAE Systems ranks 3rd to work for in mechanical fitter employers

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    8.4
  2. 3 BAE Systems
    8.3
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    5.6