All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Babcock International Group employees based on 316 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.6/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4.2/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.7/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.3/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.9/5
 
Colleagues:
4.2/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.9/5
 

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Commercial Job Title: Business Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Gain a lot of exposure around the company whilst on different function placements. Lots of training available to graduates.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Business Operations Management Job Title: Business Operations Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The development opportunities are fantastic and you will get exposure to a good chunk of the business. Also, you are able to interact with senior leaders which you may not have the opportunity to in other schemes.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Innovation and Technology Job Title: Technology Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The large scale of work going on across the country and aboard, there is a small chance you'll be able to capitalise on those opportunities but they are there for the right people at the right time. The vast network of skills and experience in the company which you can tap into if you have a particular problem. The company is well set up to provide mentor support and training to get chartered.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Estates Job Title: Project Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Huge variety of work and opportunities.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation - UK Military Air Job Title: Aerospace Engineering Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety in work load
Opportunity to be involved in exciting projects
Opportunity to move placements and locations and see different parts of the business
Challenging work

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Job Title: Graduate Aerospace Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Have had the opportunity to experience different projects over the course of just 1 and a half years, an experience others may not be able to get as easily.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Ability to get involved in diverse projects.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Commercial Officer (previous Commercial Graduate)

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people I work with in my direct team. Very supportive, encouraging and friendly.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviaition Job Title: Business Operations Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The 6 month rotations allow me to get experience of different areas of the business - if you're not sure of what area you want to go into, then this is great as it gives you the chance to discover roles that you otherwise wouldn't have known existed.

The rotations also give me the chance to live and work in different parts of the country, something I probably wouldn't have had the ability to do so in a regular graduate job.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Project Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Interesting and complex projects
- Diversity in work
- Opportunities to work in other locations (including international)
- Salary is well paid for the location
- Colleagues - everyone is very friendly and welcoming
- Workload - continuous learning
- Extracurricular - get involved in STEM events etc

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Business Winning Job Title: Bid Co-ordinator

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Procurement Job Title: Procurement Bids and Mobilisation Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being introduced to so many people across the business and having the flexibility to go and see what the other graduates are working on. Also that everyone in the company treats us as another employee is really nice.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Defence Systems Technology Job Title: Assistant Project Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

People and the working team
New challenges every day
Exposure to senior management

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: DST Job Title: Business Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Job Title: Fleet Project Management Support

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Travel opportunities, change in roles on the graduate scheme, experiences available.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: DST Job Title: Project Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

With the placements, you effectively get a new job every 3-6 months.
Variety of work you can get involved in - there is no hard cut off point when leaving the scheme so you can do as little or as many placements as you want (within reason).
Job security - you are guaranteed a job at the end of the scheme.
Training offered - both job related (e.g. professional qualifications) to soft skills focusing on personal development (I have found this very useful and I am very happy that it is part of the scheme).

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine System Support Partner Job Title: Project Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good colleagues, flexible working, interesting work - no two days are the same.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: International Growth Job Title: Graduate Operations Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Autonomy
Responsibility for work
Surrounded by senior leaders
Opportunity to use a foreign language
Can have a clear impact on business

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Business Operations Management graduate Job Title: Technology and innovation graduate placement

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: Major Bids Job Title: Assistant Bid Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Colleagues - I have worked with some extremely intelligent people since joining all of which have been fantastic to learn from and always take time to help.

Graduate Scheme - The scheme is fantastic offering lots of development opportunities, networking opportunities, rotational roles and the scheme very well thought of in the company.

Work life balance - Lots of flexibility over hours and ability to work from home.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Quality Improvement Team Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There is a huge amount of variety with what I do and often it is my choice which of my skills I would like to work on next. There is also a great support network at Babcock and everyone is always very keen to help if I get out of my depth.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer - Land Sector

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Challenging work
Great environment to work in

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Accounting Job Title: Business Finance Graduate scheme

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Wide range of exposure
Senior management focus
Support network

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Graduate Job Title: Business Operations Management

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Cavendish Nuclear Job Title: Graduate Technical Specialist

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of technical challenges
Contributing to tackling climate change
Project work under tight timescales

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Land Sector Job Title: Business Operations Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety in experiences and opportunities available

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Information Assurance Job Title: Business Operations Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I feel like my role and the work I do matter, it is NOT just another pet project. In my role so far I have been able to get great exposure to the leadership team at Babcock. At the moment I am liaising with the board members on a long term project that I am leading. Being on Babcock’s graduate scheme for me means always being ready for new challenges that often make me step out of my comfort zone, the graduate scheme provides a lot of networking and creating sustaining relationships both internally and with customers. In addition, I have always felt welcome to ask any questions that I might have which was not the case in my previous work experience. The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines with a great level of flexibility and attention to details is crucial.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Emergency Services & Training Job Title: Business Growth Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Work very closely with a very talented close team.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Land Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Design & Build Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The systems we design and build are incredibly big, complex and interesting - it's a real challenge and very rewarding to be involved with.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The range of jobs.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: HR Job Title: Reward Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Opportunity to engage with a wide variety of activities throughout the graduate scheme.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Fascinating Engineering projects to work on

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Design Authority Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexible hours.
Good graduate salary.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Energy & Marine Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of work

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Submarine Support Management Group Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with complex and classified information every day, and developing my understanding of these incredibly complex platforms.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Warships Job Title: Work in Way Controller

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Opportunity to experience a wide range of departments and work on large scale projects.
Due to the age gap within workforce, many opportunities for progression are opening up due to those retiring.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Services Job Title: PGMU SI Acceptance Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Excellent technical electrical work
Rewarding work on a high profile project
Excellent training opportunities
Babcock is a big supporter of STEM outreach
Great colleagues
Responsibility and accountability over my work
Partial flexible working hours
Regular pay reviews
Support with applying for chartership

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine and Technology Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The scope of work available within Babcock and the ability to work on some of the largest, most complex engineering projects in the UK. The scope of the company and the available roles allows for everyone to find their niche during the course of the graduate scheme.

Additionally, there is an excellent starting salary and scope for progression and a variety of working locations across the UK.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Various: Project Management, Naval Architecture, Nuclear, Structures. Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

What are the best and worst things about your job?

An incredible range of (3-4 month) placements in just about any engineering discipline. Some very intelligent, driven and positive people to work with. The company is very focused on pushing graduates to chartered status and you get high level mentors to guide you.
There is a sense of pride in the work you do, and whilst it may not be as fast paced as some companies and there can be a lot of reactive work to unseen issues this is the way things go in a military maintenance setting. Love it or hate it, you'll be very hard pressed to find a place of work where you have so much choice.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Mechanical Handling Team Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Wide variety of opportunities available.
Can shape your own future/career.
Given responsibility and support.
Salary.
Interesting and complex projects.
Great for building a network of contacts.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: HMNB Devonport Job Title: Safety Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great salary
Unique work

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Sector - Combat Systems Job Title: Combat Systems Support Integration Senior Support Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The diversity of engineering that the company offers and the ability to get out and about to visit other companies Babcock engage with to deliver projects for the MoD. The company also offers opportunities for you to try other areas of the business that are not engineering focused i.e. Business innovation and commercial.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate Civil Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I really enjoy the variety my job offers, I love learning and my job gives me the chance to learn and develop my skills every day.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Services Job Title: Graduate Safety Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I absolutely love the responsibility I've been given and being thrown in to work. The opportunities I have are also incredible and being able to use networking skills to hone in on paving your own career pathway is very exciting! Also, being a reservist means that I get 3 weeks of special paid leave to do reservist things, and feeling supported by the company in these endeavours is extremely unique and I am very thankful for it.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There is a push for professional development and managers are always making sure that I have meaningful work. Graduates are not pushed to the sidelines.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great work life balance
Good salary and pay progression
Interesting and varied opportunities
Living in the south-west
Short cycle ride into work
International opportunities
A large number of graduates provides excellent network of similarly aged

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Job Title: Business Operations Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The International aspect of the company means you interact with people of different background/cultures. There is great potential to learn from each other and grow as an individual.
The responsibilities given to the graduates from the first placement.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate Civil Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Learning and Development Job Title: Graduate Electrical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Nice colleagues;
- Good professional development opportunities;
- Well suited to graduates who are passionate about marine engineering and project management;
- Varied and interesting work;
- Good opportunities for progression.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Organisation Development Job Title: Project Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with people all over the globe every day in every project.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Job Title: Project Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Sector Job Title: Aerospace Engineering Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The wide variety of work that is on offer to Babcock graduates is great!

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Operations Job Title: Business Operations Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

A challenging and motivating environment
Feeling valued
Feeling developed

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Project Management Job Title: Engineering Project Management Support

What are the best and worst things about your job?

On the graduate programme, there is an immense amount of support given to start your career and to keep it on track for good progression and networking. Graduates are also held in high regard for their work as it is taken seriously and implemented, making an impact within the business and contracts. A project that I drafted, presented and implemented gave me a real sense of job satisfaction and the credibility that came with it is very uplifting.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great graduate scheme that will get you chartered within 5 years.
Opportunities for international placements.
Quickly get a network of people across the business.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Job Title: Business Operations Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Fleet Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The unique and high profile projects. The pay and benefits. Welcoming and friendly staff. STEM and graduate development programmes.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Job Title: Business Operations Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Responsibility level
Challenging work
Travel opportunities
The people I get to work with
Opportunities to work remotely
Supportive management

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Opportunities to learn how to use new applications and software.

Opportunities to review and refresh on principles covered throughout university.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Sector Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The salary is quite generous for someone fresh out of university. There is potential to work on interesting projects. The site I work on is quite unique so some of the projects I could get involved in would look good on my CV.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Human Resources Job Title: HR Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The responsibility you get is excellent. The environment allows you to feel a valued member of a team/the organisation.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Bidding and Strategy Job Title: Bidding and Strategy Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with some interesting and exciting engineering areas.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Job Title: Project Executive

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Graduate Job Title: Electrical/Electronic Grad

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good pay, good working hours, good people/ friends on the grad scheme

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Data Analytics Job Title: Data Analytics Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Finance Job Title: Finance Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Officer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Opportunities for responsibility, by this you are free to progress and develop at a comfortable pace, however it is always encouraged to take ownership of tasks; to be out of your comfort zone to enhance your professional development. Furthermore, there is so much in the way of professional and personal development opportunities.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Defence Systems Technology Job Title: Project Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Ability to see challenging problems and to have the responsibility to overcome these through communicating with other team members.
Good level of training provided both internally and externally.
Ability to choose own placements and move about the business.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Senior Project Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The opportunity to use the skills I've learnt in other roles across the sector, thus gain further knowledge of the business and expand my network.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The working environment and the opportunities offered are both excellent.

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Industry: IT Development & Consulting Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It is what you make of it.

It's down to the individual to get the most out of the graduate scheme, something which I have enjoyed.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Services Job Title: Graduate Safety Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

1) The starting salary is above the national average and competitive with other nuclear industry employers.

2) Progress towards professional registration (Chartered status) is emphasised for all graduates and you'll be assigned an experienced mentor in your first week.

3) Graduates are a free resource to placement managers so they're often keen to have you! You'll often have genuine responsibility on projects pretty much from day one.

4) The graduate scheme is a placement-oriented one, allowing you to experience different projects and business units across the Dockyard. This is a big advantage when choosing your role of responsibility at the end of the scheme.

5) Pay raises on the graduate scheme come three times a year - two pay reviews dependent on your progression towards professional registration and one negotiated annually with the trade union. The career progression structure for the first 2-4 years is well-defined and easy to work through.

6) There are plenty of social opportunities (work events and unofficial meet-ups at the Dockyard's local pub) so you'll get to know and make friends with your fellow grads easily.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Babcock Marine Devonport Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There are always possibilities to implement change and improvements.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Sector Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It's varied and interesting work, a good level of responsibility when you want it, fully supported in training and progression.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Nuclear Safety Job Title: Design and Safety Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Interesting work which requires in depth analysis and finding solutions to problems.

Friendly staff.

Unique workplace (dockyard).

Varied work.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

You will get the chance to meet all graduates from your year's intake, from a range of sites across the UK.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working in a dockyard, where you can see the projects you are working on out of your office window.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Concept Design Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Interesting line of work which carries a level of importance.
Good salary progression on the graduate scheme.
Plenty of training and development over the 2 year scheme.
Excellent colleagues and the support network is well developed.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Job Title: Graduate Machanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I have had the opportunity to try 8 different job roles over a period of 2 years. Each one I have found rewarding, some more than others but all of them have helped build a picture of what is important to me and what I am good at. I have come out of the graduate scheme certain of what I want to do with a broad skill set demonstrated by my breadth of experience and success in the business.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Energy & Marine (Rosyth) Job Title: Graduate Electical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Challenging, constantly evolving work in small teams.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine & Technology Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There is great flexibility within the graduate scheme to tailor it to your individual needs. Support for chartership is very good, with an assigned mentor to complete your quarterly reports and guide you to achieve attributes under the graduate scheme.
The organisation is pretty flexible and are highly supportive when seeking out a role within an area of interest; however, some would be disappointed when several roles are taken.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Rail Job Title: Graduate Electrical & Electronic Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- The opportunity to experience various parts of the business.
- Very friendly, knowledgeable & helpful colleagues.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Mechanical Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of work
Responsibility given
Good flexibility on working hours
Working environment/people

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The types of projects which I work on and am involved in are very interesting, and I have been given a good level of responsibility this early in my career, along with the support to help manage and succeed.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Cavendish Nuclear Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Chance to take part in the UK's Nuclear Future and work on some exciting projects.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Design & Completions Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Aerospace Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Real responsibility given in the first few months to make a real impact on the business. I find this to be a very satisfying aspect of work and the knowledge that my chartered engineer status is progressing and that mentorship is provided to nurture the process.

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Industry: Energy and Utilities Department: Cavendish Nuclear Job Title: Graduate mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Chances to get involved in 'extra-curricular' work - e.g. culture improvement projects and STEM events.

Excellent experiences available - I spent 7 months on a nuclear power site within my first year.

I have control over where I go for placements and hence my development.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation Job Title: Engineering Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The available opportunities and the range of work are pretty much endless.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Airports Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: Aerial Emergency Services Job Title: Project Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

-Responsibility in work.
-Variation.
-Interesting projects.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Human Factors Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The large scale of engineering projects they have across the divisions. The commitment the company holds to a work-life balance, some locations more than others. As a graduate the best part is being able to work in multiple teams across the national sites, being able to provide the foundation knowledge to be a positive influence on future projects and teams.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Safety Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

All placements can be completed at one location, therefore no relocation needed. Lots of opportunities across many disciplines and departments.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Colleagues: The people I've worked with in all of my placements have been amazing, they're all so fun but also really keen to help you out with anything if you need it.
- Salary: It's extremely well paid.
- Opportunities: We've all been offered some fantastic opportunities for secondments in Devonport, but also to other sites such as Rosyth or Bristol, with some even abroad in Oman and America!
- Learning: I always feel like I'm learning, and it can be daunting entering a new placement without any knowledge of the area, but everyone is so friendly that you can ask for help or ask for tours to get a better understanding.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Services Job Title: PGMU Electrical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Technical electrical role, doing work in the fields that I am interested in and part of a great team.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering services Job Title: Graduate Civil Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varied work, low pressure for first 2 years.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Structured pay progression.
Wealth of professional support and guidance.
In general everyone you speak to wants to help you develop. I constantly have to contact people I have never met before in order to arrange meetings with them based on mentor objectives and everyone is always positive and willing to take an hour out of their day just to talk to you.
Flexi time.
The Dockyard is so large that there are loads of different teams so you will find a place that suits your individual needs or interests.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine & Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The amount of different and experienced people I talk to
Get to work and learn about very complex machines (Surface ships, submarines)

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Energy & Marine Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great people within the business make work fun atmosphere.
Good level of support within business for graduates (both at local and wider level).

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Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: Finance Job Title: Graduate Business Accountant

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The opportunity to select your own placements.
Flexible working hours.
Working on large projects.
Being given responsibility.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work is incredibly interesting. There are not many opportunities to work on Warships and Submarines in the UK.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate Electrical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of departments you can opt to be placed in around the yard. Freedom and ownership over the departments you approach to spend placements with. Opportunities to attend training courses through the business. The Graduate Development Programme strikes an excellent balance between applied learning towards real business needs and growing your awareness of the business and its future potential.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people that work here.
The opportunities available.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Learning and Development Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Support and opportunities given, with ideas and innovation encouraged.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Electrical Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Work life balance

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I enjoy the challenge, the flexible working hours, the people I work with.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Graduate Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Large amount of different opportunities.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine and Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good career progression and career development opportunities.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Engineering Services Job Title: Supportability Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I work on a high profile programme that is often in the public eye. Having that inside knowledge about one of the country's largest defence programmes is a satisfying feeling and gives my job meaning and purpose beyond my own goals.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Mechancial Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It's an excellent place to begin a career, with exposure to many scenarios that are unique to the work on a Naval base (such as Combat Systems, Fleet Engineering, Nuclear Operations etc)

The professional accreditation towards Chartered/Incorporated status is highly valued, and you will be allocated a personal mentor who will ensure you remain on track with relevant projects to achieve this. There is also the opportunity to pursue further education, and BC will provide you with the time off for study if you decide to take this up.

Networking on a national scale is done through development weeks at various retreats, giving you a chance to network with the rest of the graduates starting out throughout the UK.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Maritime Support Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- The flexibility to move across the organisation to improve your depth and understanding of the business.
- Options to work in projects and/or technical tasks.
- Support for Chartership includes membership payment for your chosen institution and a colleague who is a mentor.
- Working and learning from experienced engineers who are friendly and enthusiastic.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: Strategic Development Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Wide variety of work.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Babcock Marine Job Title: First Year Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working hours
Competitive Pay
Challenging and interesting work

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Design Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Devonport Royal Dockyard Job Title: Graduate Safety Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

1) Good starting salary, especially for Plymouth.

2) You'll be assigned a mentor on your first day who'll help you progress towards professional registration.

3) Graduates are given plenty of responsibility on placements pretty much from day one.

4) Due to the placement-oriented structure of the graduate programme, there's an opportunity to gain experience across a range of areas across the company in a relatively short space of time.

5) Clearly defined career and pay progression structure for the first few years.

6) Obviously dependent on your graduate intake, but often there are great social opportunities and you'll get to know and make friends with your fellow grads easily.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varied Placements

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Energy and Marine Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

What are the best and worst things about your job?

International exposure.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Huge variety, first hand experience of production.
Potential to take on technical projects to develop teams.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Naval Architecture Job Title: Graduate naval architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Soft skills learned and how much the company invest on you to develop the graduates.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment) Department: Nuclear - Graduate scheme Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Work/life balance, flexibility of role, breadth of company seen, colleagues, support.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Nuclear Job Title: Physicist

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Large amount of internal opportunities to progress and gain experience IF you chase them and show competency

Competitive salary

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Civil Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Various opportunities to better myself and my career.
- The company invests heavily in us as graduates to ensure we reach our maximum potential.
- Flexible working time. Core hours 09:30-14:30, the rest is at your discretion as long as you hit your 37 hours a week.
- Extremely competitive salary, especially if you have a masters degree.
- As a Civil Engineering Grad, Devonport Naval Base is a complex and challenging environment. This job involves solving problems you will not have seen at university. If you want to sit in a design office and solely design concrete slabs then this isn't the place for you.
- Due to rotation on the grad scheme, I've been given the opportunity to work both in the design office and on site. Thus allowing me to fulfil some of my chartership attributes at this early stage in my career.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Babcock Marine Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Varied and unique work you wouldn't find elsewhere.
A lot of flexibility with career path.
Large amount of self-determination with regards to placement/roles.
Competitive graduate pay/benefits.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Aviation

What are the best and worst things about your job?

A very interesting work environment with plenty of opportunity.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Aerospace Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Many opportunities available, especially Internationally even if it's completely outside degree field.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Cavendish Nuclear Ltd Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The range of projects we can work on is enormous, Cavendish Nuclear have an astronomic portfolio and the opportunities are plentiful. If you can name a nuclear project in the world, it's likely are that Cavendish Nuclear are involved somewhere along the supply chain.

Cavendish Nuclear and Babcock as a whole care about their staff. I have had some rough personal times whilst working for this company and they have supported me above and beyond expectation every time. Irrespective of the other positives working at this company, their support network is second to non and the main reason I hope to stay at Cavendish Nuclear for a long time.

Babcock are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant meaning they will support all reservist employees and provide an additional 10 days special paid leave for those going on reserve service training.

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Industry: - Select Industry - Department: Aviation Sector Job Title: Business Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Reputation of the graduate programme internally - being recognised as a valuable asset.
Variety in work.
Frequency and quantity of placement rotations.
The people - all willing to help and push you to excel.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Cavendish Nuclear - Science & Hazard Management) Job Title: Graduate Technical Specialist

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Get to work on some fascinating projects in decommissioning, waste management and nuclear new build. The company is typically involved in projects with all of the big nuclear players in the UK, e.g. EDF, Horizon Nuclear Power, Magnox, Sellafield, Dounreay, etc.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The ability to move around the business as a graduate helps you decide where you want to be for those that are unsure and also learn about the business. Babcock offer lots of training and support to give you the required skills needed to do your job.

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Industry: Energy and Utilities Department: Mechanical Job Title: Graduate Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexible work structure.
Variety of different areas to work in.
Great group of people, always happy to help.
Structured graduate scheme showing the route you need to take to attain Chartership.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Communications, Inteligence, Survailance & Reconnaissance Job Title: Graduate software engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I have worked on a variety of projects, and all had the same thing I loved, constant challenges. Very few days in my 8 months have I faced similar problems as there is always something different to do which keeps me learning and enjoying what I do.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good amount of flexibility, good work/life balance, good support and a drive for career progression.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Defence Systems Technology Job Title: Project Management Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Exciting and lasting projects.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Project Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Gorgeous Location, very interesting work, lots of flexibility in the first two years (I went to Scotland for 5 months).

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Rotational Graduate Programme Job Title: Business Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Multifunctional Experience.

Opportunity to work on a wide range of projects.

Supportive team.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Support and networking opportunities are unparalleled. Ability to work on projects with huge implications for the industry and Babcock's customers. Opportunities to work in a variety of locations internally to the UK and the rest of the world.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Job Title: Business Operations Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about my job is the wide variety of projects I have got involved in. My placements have allowed me to develop new skills and knowledge which perhaps wouldn't be provided in another company.

For instance, during my first placement I was placed within an aviation engineering team where I knew nothing. Therefore, to help me settle in, I was given a pair of overalls and sent to the hangar for a week - it was great fun and a big learning curve for me! Since then I have worked on system implementations, developing bid solutions and co-ordinating projects, all within 8 months!

The second best thing about my job is the travel and networking opportunities. The graduate placement program requires me to move location every 6 months which means I get to learn about new parts of the business, meet new people and discover new parts of the world (both UK and EU). Babcock facilitates networking with senior managers and directors to help you develop a strong contact base which will also help with career progression at a later date.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Marine & Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: Marine and Technology Job Title: Graduate Electrical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Safety Adviser Department: Marine and Technology Job Title: Graduate Safety Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Defence Systems Technology Job Title: Project Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Factory Group Job Title: Factory Transformation Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Commercial Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Site Development Team Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Network Engineering Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Submarine Support Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Ship Concept Design Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Marine Job Title: Production Controller

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Marine & Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: CISR Job Title: Systems Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Marine & Technology Job Title: Graduate Safety Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Devonport Royal Dockyard Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Nuclear Facilities Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Marine & Technology Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Naval Marine Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Job Title: Project Management Graduate

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain Department: Supply Chain Job Title: Supply Chain Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Defence Systems Technology Job Title: Graduate Electrical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Defence Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Warships Job Title: Senior Support Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer Department: Mechanical Handling Team Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Safety Adviser Department: Engineering Services Job Title: Graduate Safety Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer Department: Engineering Services Job Title: Constructive Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Marine and Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Nuclear Facilities Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Laid Up Submarines Job Title: Senior Project Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Commercial and Supply Chain Job Title: Commercial & Supply Chain Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Job Title: Finance Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Analytical Job Title: Stress Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Marine and Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Babcock Bristol Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Mechanical Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Defense Systems Technology Job Title: Graduate Assistant Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Graduate Scheme (Various) Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Maintenance Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Cavendish Nuclear Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Business Management Grad Job Title: Business Management Grad

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Manager

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: E&MT Job Title: Graduate Electrical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Defence Systems Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Assistant Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Job Title: Graduate Assistant Electronics Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Defence Systems Technology

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Job Title: Business Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Network Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Integrated Services Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Skill and Learning Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Oil & Gas - Assets Job Title: Business Development

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Business Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Energy & Marine Technology Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: various Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Marine and Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: Marine & Technology Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Marine and Technology Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Defence and Security Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Various Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Corporate Development Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Submarines Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management Department: Marine Naval Bases Job Title: Graduate Business Accountant

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Job Title: Business Management Graduate - Defence and Security Division

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Job Title: Finance Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Critical Services Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), Human Resources Graduate Scheme Department: Human Resources Job Title: Human Resource Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Zone controller

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: Devon Job Title: Graduate Electronic Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Job Title: Product Cell Manager

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Data Analytics Job Title: Project Manager

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management Department: Finance Job Title: Finance Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Marine & Technology Job Title: Graduate Naval Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Devonport Job Title: Naval Architect

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst Department: Systems Analysis Job Title: IT/IM Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Warships/ Submarine Refits Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Job Title: Business Graduate

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Management Graduate Scheme Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Devonport Job Title: Naval Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Energy & Marine Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Safety Adviser Job Title: Graduate Safety Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Commercial - Marine & Technology Job Title: Commercial Officer

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: IT/IM Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Surface Ships Job Title: Survey Controller

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Safety Adviser Department: Submarines Job Title: Health Physicist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Submarines Job Title: Planning Manager

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Electronic Control and Instrumentation Job Title: Design Engineer EC&I

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer Department: Health Physics Job Title: Operational Health Physics SSN Class

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Job Title: Graduate Business Accountant

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Various Job Title: Business Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Graduate Trainee

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: All Job Title: Business Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Energy & Marine Technology Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Graduate Programme Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Management Graduate Scheme Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Business Improvement Job Title: Business Improvement Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Rosyth Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Operations Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Defence and Security Job Title: Project Controller

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Department: Defence Training Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Job Title: Group Management Accountant

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst Department: Media Services Job Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: London Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management Job Title: Business Management Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Job Title: Finance graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Business Management Job Title: Busisness Management Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Department: Treasury and Tax Job Title: Finance Graduate


Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Warships

What are the best and worst things about your job?

constant work allows you to keep involved

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: PMO

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being in an office based environment means it is slightly more chilled, you have freedom to be able to eat or have a cup of tea when you want. On top of this, there is also a lot of opportunities to be able to meet new people and learn and improve in more subject areas to further broaden your skills.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Project

What are the best and worst things about your job?

constant learning curve
employee benefits and working hours
pay
the people that work here

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Project

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The ever changing environments and opportunity to learn new skills. All the teams are open and accommodating to new apprentices. They are keen to help develop skills to support the business's vision of bespoke engineering prowess.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Nuclear

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexible hours.
Interesting work.
Good pay.

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Industry: Energy and Utilities Department: Cavendish Nuclear

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The range of engineering work and projects that individuals can be a part of and gain invaluable experience from. This includes the opportunity to be seconded to sites across the UK to get hands on with the installation and commissioning of the mechanical kit and electrical systems that have been designed in the offices and are being installed on site.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Programme Performance Management

What are the best and worst things about your job?

It is a nice environment to work in, with the mixture or being busy and being able to talk to your colleagues and enjoy their company.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Electrical

What are the best and worst things about your job?

You get the opportunity to work on some interesting and important projects.
There is a lot of support available for any issues you may have.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine and Technology

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- being able to work somewhere very few ever experience internationally.
- the level of responsibility and opportunity to gain management experience.
- the international opportunities post completion.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Cavendish Nuclear

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Submarine Support

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexibility of working times and ability to take leave whenever you need it.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Submarines

What are the best and worst things about your job?

We rotate on 3 month placements for the first year which gives you a good indication of different sectors within the business. During the second year you then have a year placement which is great as you can really develop into this role and be given a lot more responsibility.

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Industry: - Select Industry - Department: Payroll

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I get to learn a new skill

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Industry: IT Support & Telecoms Department: Administration

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Workflow
Salary
Benefits

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Organisational Capability Team

What are the best and worst things about your job?

lots of experience in different areas around the yard

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: OCT Team

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Colleagues.
Varity of work we can do throughout the apprenticeship.
Get to move around to different areas and learn something new.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Receiving all the required training for skills that will open up great opportunities for a career within engineering.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Project

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The pay is high for an apprenticeship. The qualifying pay is also quite high.

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Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Health, Safety & Environmental

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Opportunities.
- Exposure to the wider business.
- Different and challenging work.
- No two days are the same.
- Workloads and scopes of work can change regularly.

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Application Advice:

Explain what is unique to you and make sure you research into the company thoroughly before applying, then make the application specific to Babcock rather than a general application.

Interview Advice:

For the Business Graduate scheme interview, have a breadth of knowledge into the different functions of the business e.g. supply chain, commercial as interviewees are asked questions around this.

Business Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Learn as much as possible about Babcock prior to applying, their business lines, their sectors etc. It's a diverse business with lots of varying contracts so having knowledge of these will always put you in good stead.

Business Operations Management Graduate, Business Operations Management at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Look across the business and understand what the core values and sectors of the business are. Do this through the news and local papers, if possible talk to current employees. Think about how your skills personally and professionally will fit into the workplace and how you can improve the business.

Interview Advice:

Prepare and practice. Do your research into the current operations and where the future clients and market will be, this shows you are thinking about a future with the company. Make sure you've got your answers in your mind ready to adapt to their questions. Understand the job will be a two-way thing, you're there to provide skills and services to the company however they are responsible for your wellbeing and professional improvement.

Technology Analyst, Innovation and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Draw on skills that you have out of university, such as sport or volunteering - these are the things that make your CV stand out. Be honest with the reasons why you would like to join Babcock and what you want to get out of the scheme.

Interview Advice:

When presented with scenarios, take your time to come up with a strategy and plan - don't rush straight into the problem. Research the company and make sure you have an understanding of the work we do.

Aerospace Engineering Graduate, Aviation – UK Military Air at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

To be successful in Babcock, you must have a why and that why must be strong enough to take you through challenging projects and other opportunities. The interviewers will be looking for this during the interviews.

Interview Advice:

Have a great understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Come prepared to be expansive with your competence evidence.

Graduate Aerospace Engineer, Aviation at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research and understand what Babcock does.

Interview Advice:

Understand how to align your personal/professional experiences with what Babcock is looking for. How have your experiences prepared you for this role?

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The usual - do your research!

Interview Advice:

The usual - do your research!

Commercial Officer (previous Commercial Graduate), Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand that the business requires you to be mobile, and so with each new placement you may be required to re-locate to a new area - sometimes this is often overlooked during the application process.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and give an honest representation - the interview stage is a 2 way process, as well as being interviewed you also get to decide if the company is a right fit for you.

Practising questions is always great - I would advise going through your CV or past experiences and trying to figure what sort of skills you used/developed and thinking about what sort of questions you could bring these skills/experience up in.

Make sure you research the company - this doesn't mean reading every page of the annual report, but having some sort of commercial awareness is good because it shows you're actually interested in the company and you've taken the time prepare.

Business Operations Management Graduate, Aviaition at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

- Ensure you have researched the company and understand their values.
- Be keen and show drive - why did you apply for this role over all others?
- Don't worry if you haven't got an engineering or Project Management background - it is about how you will use the time on the graduate scheme to develop your skills.
- Show off your industry/outside experience - it's not all about academic grades.

Interview Advice:

- Use the STAR technique for answering questions.
- Don't be afraid if you don't know an answer - show the interviewer how you would tackle the question.
- Be honest and true to yourself - the interviewers will help you along the process and want you to do well.
- Research the area you are applying for.
- Have some questions ready to ask the interviewer - it will show you have thought ahead and are really interested in the role.

Project Management Graduate, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make your application applicable to the specific job that you are applying for and make sure you get yourself across. Personality matters!
Also, make sure you practice for any online tests beforehand. You can find plenty of practice ones online.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you get your personality across. Make sure you speak up, especially on any group tasks. Ask the interviewer about what they do and how they got to where they are. Show that you've put a little bit of effort in.

Procurement Bids and Mobilisation Graduate, Procurement at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Initial application phase was fairly standard with a few competency based questions before moving on to online testing.

Interview Advice:

Research the Company in good detail and for the project management scheme you were expected to have a decent understanding of project management in industry.

Assistant Project Manager, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Present yourself as a rounded individual; remember to mention your hobbies and interests alongside your qualifications and relevant experience.

Interview Advice:

Research the areas that you could complete placements in and gain a basic understanding of the supply chain, commercial, finance, bidding, technical and project management functions and how they interact.

Business Graduate, DST at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company and more importantly research the business unit you are applying to. The "Babcockgraduates.com" webpage will list the site that you are applying for - make sure you research that site and not just the company in general as we are so varied that it will be hard to retain all the information. Research any qualifications that the job ad says you will gain as part of the graduate scheme. If possible, you could also reach out to people via LinkedIn - it shows initiative and enthusiasm for the role!

Interview Advice:

The interview will likely be in a similar format to speed dating - around 8 "mini interviews" 5-10 minutes long each time. The topics will vary from your background and experience to why you want to the role and what industry knowledge you have (you can prepare with this by keeping an eye on the news/MoD webpages).

Project Management Graduate, DST at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research project management before applying. Prepare well for the assessment centre - read up on basic project management theories. Have an awareness of the commercial side to project management.

Interview Advice:

Good teamwork is a must - the loudest person in the room is not necessarily the leader.

Project Management Graduate, Marine System Support Partner at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Research the company thoroughly due to the wide nature of work undertaken
Have a good think about past experience and how you showed leadership qualities

Graduate Operations Manager, International Growth at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

To find out more about the application process I would advise visiting the company website as it offers the most insight into the process. However, I would also say the application process is very straightforward.

Interview Advice:

Babcock is a massive company so I would not try and learn all the ins and outs of it in preparation for your interview or assessment. A simple description of what we do, the 4 business sectors and a few key customers would be sufficient. In my experience, the interviews are more competency based, so research the STAR method of answering these questions. You will be able to find loads of potential competency questions on the web.

Assistant Bid Manager, Major Bids at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

List your relevant skills clearly and include lots of interesting information about yourself and your achievements. Babcock graduates come from a huge variety of backgrounds so they want to see that you're the type of person who likes to move around and pick up skills/knowledge.

Interview Advice:

Ask lots of questions about the company and the role. Smile, be confident and try to enjoy it. I was asked a few times about where I found the company i.e. on a website or from a stall? I was asked a few questions about my working style. They prefer candidates who are independent, motivated and actively looking to move around.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Quality Improvement Team at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and ask questions whenever you need to. Don't hesitate, the majority of the staff and managers want the Graduates to succeed and do well. At the end of the day, you are a very useful resource to have and you haven't been given this opportunity randomly, they want you there, so make the most of it and push yourself as much as possible.

Interview Advice:

Don't be nervous. By far the most relaxing and informal Assessment Days and Interviews I've had. Every assessor is approachable and not menacing what so ever.
Research into the company and see if you can find the Company Values - then link your experiences to Company Values.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer – Land Sector, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The normal stages, be prompt and prepared. Show you have researched the company and are excited to work there.

Interview Advice:

Show you have researched the company and are excited to work there.

Business Finance Graduate scheme, Accounting at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Go for Babcock if you like the idea of having a lot of responsibility from day 1.

Business Operations Management, Graduate at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Try to look / sound genuinely interested in the job and the sector in which you will be working. Having good background knowledge will make you stand out.

Interview Advice:

Come prepared with plenty of examples that highlight key skills that would be expected in the role, such as working as part of a team, working to challenging deadlines and working on technically complex challenges.

Graduate Technical Specialist, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The application is standard – online application (CV, cover letter and a short questionnaire), psychometric tests, phone interview and assessment centre. Research the company well, research all four sectors! Do NOT research only the sector you will be applying for. It is much better to be aware of what the group as a whole is doing, the projects that are currently going on, the clients etc. Check spelling and grammar.

Interview Advice:

The phone interview is about 15 to 20 minutes long and it could be with a fellow graduate which is a great way to make it a bit more relaxed.
The assessment centre is also very pleasant, consists of some fun games to play and an interview part. Prior to the assessment centre prepare some answers that show how you have dealt with a certain situation.

Business Operations Management Graduate, Information Assurance at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Know about the company and sector you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Think of examples of times you demonstrated the attributes required. Practice clear outcome method to results answers.

Business Growth Graduate, Emergency Services & Training at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

The mechanical engineering assessment day is split into two halves. The first half is a fairly standard business teamwork game and the 2nd is a series of speed interviews of ~10 minutes each covering a wide range of engineering concepts. Each is at a different table with a different interviewer and the candidates progress around the room. It works well and means that if one topic gives you problems and your interview isn't going well, 10 minutes later you can start fresh.

There are also one or two far more standard interview questions too.

Mechanical Engineer, Design & Build at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Look into the company!

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Range of experience is valued.

Interview Advice:

Interviews based on experience type questions - When did you use teamwork to solve a problem etc.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Design Authority at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Babcock is primarily based in Plymouth but does provide the opportunity to expand beyond with competitive applications for international placements.

No matter your chosen discipline you'll engage in a specialised industry with challenges and opportunities that I don't imagine finding elsewhere.

Interview Advice:

Have your experiences and answers laid out beforehand.
Don't be afraid to talk about how you learned from your failures.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Submarine Support Management Group at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Really highlight previous engineering experience if available and apply to the competency questions you may be asked in the application. STEM activities are also looked upon highly, as is involvement with engineering professional bodies (IMechE, IET etc.)

Interview Advice:

Typically a 2 day assessment centre, with the first day consisting of a company tour of HMNB Devonport and the work currently on-going, before an assessment day consisting of an interview, presentation and team activities.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

There's a psychometric test and you send in CV etc. Make sure your CV is good and edit it to be relevant to Babcock i.e any military experience, maintenance experience, design experience at uni etc. At the end of the day, it's a graduate scheme, they're not looking for the finished article.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Be confident. Smile! If you're at the interview then you're qualified for the job, they just want to see what you're like. I was asked some basic technical questions however these analysed your approach to problems not your knowledge necessarily. Plenty of scenario-based questions about past experiences.

Graduate Naval Architect, Various: Project Management, Naval Architecture, Nuclear, Structures. at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you answer the questions and demonstrate your competencies through examples. Make sure you include examples that make you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and open. Don't pretend to know all of the answers and let your personality come through. Show enthusiasm and have an understanding of what the company does.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Handling Team at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The application process for Babcock was certainly one of the easier out of other companies I applied for, it is long-winded and there are several steps you have to pass to actually get offered an interview.

It's fairly self-explanatory and asks you the usual questions of team building, problem-solving, basic analytical evaluating etc. Google is wonderful for the generic application prep stuff.

However, one thing that really helped me was realising that I am not the only Engineer going for this role and that I need to make myself stand out from the ground by showing me as a person, not me the engineer. They know the latter as I have a degree in it.

The thing I chose to make me stand out was to express my volunteer ventures in the local sailing community and other unusual things about me. This worked both times I applied for it. I didn't get it the first time but I sure did the second.

Interview Advice:

To get the job in Babcock I had 2 attempts, one was with just my BSc in Marine & Composites Technology and the other was a year later when I had completed my Masters in Marine Renewable Energy.

I didn't get the position because of my not having a masters, I didn't get it because I wasn't my true self, I was so stressed and wound-up worry about saying the wrong thing etc. This made me stumble over my words in the interview and not express my engineering knowledge during the 'technical presentation' - don't worry its really not that hard. I had to propose a new area the company could expand into and why this would be beneficial. Needless to say because I didn't give myself a fair chance, I didn't succeed.

The second time I went, I approached it with an entirely different approach, for me it wasn't a grilling interview I needed to be stressed about and that I needed to show them I was a great engineer. Instead, it was just going to be a presentation and brief chat for them to get to know me and for me to know them. Remember an interview is as much of your benefit as it is theirs, you need to like the company to do well in it.

When it comes to the technical presentation, try to be clever but don't stress if it is not 100% sound, they are not looking for you to do that. They want to see how you think, nothing more.

If you do get an interview, enjoy it, be friendly with the other candidates and the interviewers and don't stress. The fact you have got this far shows they want you, you just need to tick the 'I am not crazy honest!' box.

Combat Systems Support Integration Senior Support Engineer, Marine Sector – Combat Systems at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

To be enthusiastic and provide well-structured answered (can't go wrong with STAR) with relevant and specific examples.

Interview Advice:

To be enthusiastic and provide well-structured answered (can't go wrong with STAR) with relevant and specific examples.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest - there is no point trying to be something you're not.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and don't try too hard (i.e. don't formulate responses how you think they're expected to be answered, just give your own honest response, individuality is not a drawback, there is no one right answer for an interview question). The interview is to see if you would fit in at the company just as much to check if you have the correct technical skills and abilities.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the type of projects the company is involved in and whether any specific areas interest you.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Take time to read about the group and its role in the business world.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in your answers, give examples of your skills gained whether at university or outside.

Business Operations Management Graduate, Aviation at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

- The process consists of an online application, online tests, and the assessment centre.

Interview Advice:

- There will be a group activity during the assessment centre;
- Most interview questions are competency based;
- Use the STAR method when answering interview questions.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Learning and Development at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Our current campaign is around 'What Makes You' and the company really want to understand your passions & drive.

Interview Advice:

Showcase how you can bring value to the company which has a large international presence, differing cultures and complex projects.

Project Manager, Organisation Development at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Put down as much of the 'extra' things as you can on your CV. We are really looking for a more rounded person rather than someone who is only academically intelligent.

Interview Advice:

It sounds very cliché but just be yourself. We are really looking for people that will fit in well with the company and do well, from a variety of experiences and backgrounds.

Aerospace Engineering Graduate, Aviation Sector at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

As cheesy as it might sound: be yourself.
The interview and assessment are designed to get to know you; to see if you would be a good fit for the business and if the business would be a good fit for you. Nothing to stress about.

Business Operations Management Graduate, Operations at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Submit an application as early as possible and keep your CV brushed up, they are an important factor for selection through the stages. A strong CV would include relevant experience and skills that an Aviation business would want e.g. placements in industry, hobbies in Aviation, skills to demonstrate competence with keen interest and strong ability to learn.

Interview Advice:

Research about the Aviation industry and the challenges that are current, the more aware you are at the time of the interview, the more you will be able to impress the interviewer. Also relax and be yourself; at the end of the day, the question the interviewer is trying to answer is "Can I envisage this applicant working with us?" and being able to show composure and confidence could be the difference.

Engineering Project Management Support, Engineering Project Management at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Have a well rounded CV which shows you're good to work in a team, and are unafraid to get experience.
Have a good cover letter + CV.

Interview Advice:

Know your CV.
Look into how the company operates, and in particular what sector you're applying for.
Have experiences you can draw off.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

It is not all about technical ability. Discuss other activities outside of university (eg. hobbies, volunteering, part time work) to show your dedication, time management and team working.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR method to answer questions. Have a variety of examples for questions involving teamwork, leading a team, time a project didn't go to plan and working with a difficult colleague.

Graduate Mechanical Engineering, Fleet Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research!
Understand what the company does and how they do it (What sectors and industries we operate in and how).
Think about what you are looking for in a Grad scheme, and be impartial when checking if Babcock is the right one as it may not be (e.g. the grad program is diverse in the skills and placements you get so if you only want to go into a certain type of role it may not be right for you).

Interview Advice:

Be open and honest.
Come with questions for the company (write them down so you don't forget to ask them!).
Be engaging and proactive in communicating with others on the assessment day.
Don't talk over other applicants or interviewers (obvious but sometimes needs to be said).

Business Operations Management Graduate, Aviation at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The scheme can involve a lot of moving around the UK or even some placements overseas. So make sure you are happy to relocate at times before you apply.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have some examples of when you have considered health and safety within the workplace/ at university, as this is a very important factor within the company.

The more you can say within an interview, the more information the assessors have to go on when reviewing you alongside other candidates.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Take your time and be yourself. It is quite easy to portray what you think the recruiter is looking for, but you will be found out in the interview if these do not match up.

Interview Advice:

My main piece of advice would be to prepare examples beforehand, showcasing your soft skills. As important as your technical abilities are, the fact that you have a degree tends to be enough to show the recruiter that you have this knowledge.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine Sector at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is tidy and highlights your strengths clearly.

Interview Advice:

It is important to be a good fit to the company as well as it being a good fit for you, so make sure you display the Babcock Values.

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Detailed answers, use different examples to show a wide range of experiences

Interview Advice:

STAR interview technique

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Show you are passionate about joining the company.

Interview Advice:

Relax, be prepared with many examples of competency questions , and make sure you have done your research on the company.

Finance Graduate, Finance at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Personality is key, I found that this was my best asset when at the Assessment Centre. Outside of the box thinking and working in a team harmoniously also went down well.

Interview Advice:

I was given a mix of questions, and not all were competency based, many were situational. It is best to use experiences that are not just focused on your time at University. It seemed to me that the assessors want to see more than a sparkly education from a top school.

Commercial Officer, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Fill in your application as honestly as possible. Everyone on my scheme has done something a bit different to just school and straight to uni so highlight what other experiences you have had.

Interview Advice:

As per the application, focus on what experiences you have had, what you did in those experiences and what lessons you have learnt from these.

Project Management Graduate, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Detail how Babcock can benefit from your skills and knowledge that you have developed during university.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic about your profession.
Research the company.

Senior Project Engineer, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Highlight quickly in your CV and cover letter what are the skills/qualities that make you right. The working culture is a big part of Babcock and you need to show you are a good fit.

Interview Advice:

Talk and explain. I've been involved with interviews for next year's grads and a lot of people don't build on the points they make. The more you explain your answer to the question the more it shows you know and that comes across very quickly.

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Practice psychometric tests.

Interview Advice:

Be a nice person. Almost any engineering graduate with a 2:2 or higher could do the job, but what separates you from the pack are your interpersonal skills.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Varied at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the role carefully and ensure that your CV personal statement demonstrates your understanding of both the role and the wider industry.

When I applied there were also questions on why you want to work for Babcock. Avoid generic answers such as "good pay" or "interesting work" and focus on what you can bring to the company, your aspirations for the future, and how you see those aspirations being realised with Babcock.

Interview Advice:

The interview process is an assessment centre with a number of activities. The ones I recall include:
1) A short presentation on a topic relevant to the work of a Safety Engineer at Devonport Dockyard. If you do your research then this is your opportunity to really shine - the rest of the activities follow a pretty rigid format but you can make this your own.
2) A competency based interview - the STAR method is your friend here. Practice it until you're sick of practising it and then practice it some more. Come prepared with plenty of examples from university / previous work experience.
3) A group activity - it's changed since I did it but the standard advice applies - don't be too pushy or overbearing but equally don't be afraid to speak up and guide your team in the right direction. The assessors are looking less at the actual activity and more about how you interact with others.
4) A written exercise - this is a very recent addition to the assessment centre and I didn't have to do it so don't know what it involves.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate an awareness of the entire group but focus on the applied sector.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR technique.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Babcock Marine Devonport at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Most of the interview questions were competency based, for example, "Tell me a time where you lead a team?". So having a range of examples to fulfil an extensive list of generic competency based questions would be recommended.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine Sector at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research what Safety Engineering is before applying as it is a niche area.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and enthusiastic.

Design and Safety Engineer, Nuclear Safety at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research about the company and think about how working in this industry will affect the type of work you produce.

Interview Advice:

Do your research, prepare answers in your head for the competencies you think will be asked, and take the chance to get to know everybody else in the room when you can.

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Try to include as much extra experience outside of the technical achievements.

Interview Advice:

Be transparent, open and honest. It is about looking at your potential to progress within a company as much as your technical experience.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Focus on any relevant experience you have on the application - talk about your interest in what the company do. Your enthusiasm will make you stand out from the job application copy and paste crowd.

Interview Advice:

You don't need to focus exclusively on technical experience - the soft skills are invaluable to a good career in engineering. Try to use examples outside of university to illustrate your people skills and aptitude against the job requirements.

Mechanical Engineer, Concept Design at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you understand what the company does, who they work with and if that interests you, which sector you want to work in.

Interview Advice:

Bring an understanding of the experience you have from university or placements related to UK spec engineering competencies, this will help you answer any experience or technical question given.

Understand your strengths and your flaws, think of examples of successes and failures and more importantly how you have learned from both, prove that you have learned from both.

Graduate Machanical Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure to include more than just formal education experience/grades.

Interview Advice:

Do some research on the company (and site) including current projects.
Expect short/simple technical questions and questions about your motivations/career plans.
The graduate assessment centre as a whole is more about personality and problem solving rather than technical expertise.

Graduate Electical Engineer, Energy & Marine (Rosyth) at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you research the organisation, it's quite large and complex with a rich history. The company has health and safety as a high priority within its own code of ethics. Many of the tasks are completed in teams, and being a team player is vital.

Interview Advice:

Interview in three stages: a 30-45 minute competency interview with questions based on previous experience at university/job/extracurricular activity and a presentation on a company related issue.

Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

- Research about the company and the work/projects they are involved in.
- Don't include any University module mark's unless they are high. (>65%)

Interview Advice:

- How do you handle a big problem/project?
- How could you persuade your manager to let you take on a task or new responsibility that they are reluctant to give you?
- How do you deal with difficult customers/colleagues/managers?
- When have you had to be a leader? How did you find it?

Graduate Electrical & Electronic Engineer, Rail at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Have interests in other things outside of work.
Have a key reason why you want to work for the company and know what drives you.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Show that you have read about the company and understand what it is the company do. Due to Babcock operating in different sectors of Engineering around the world it is important you are aware of the work which is undertaken in the part of Babcock you are applying for.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Varies at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Draw out the skills you think are most important to the role applying for. Keep things concise and always check spelling and grammar.

Interview Advice:

Relax. Have answers including experience prepped to help draw out skills. Research the company's history and ethics to really help your application.

Graduate, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Competition is very high, applications need to have strong academics and show that you are a well rounded individual who is capable of adapting to multiple situations. A strong CV. Processing time is long, and application spaces fill up very quickly. The first stage after sending the application is a phone interview and the next is an assessment centre.

Interview Advice:

Have good examples of how you dealt with certain situations from your experiences so far, these should showcase abilities such as leadership, adaptability etc.
You will also be asked to prepare a short presentation and you should rehearse this thoroughly.
Expand upon the questions that have been asked; the interview process isn't strict, it's freeform with a few guideline prompt questions, so you can steer it to your favour.
The guideline prompt sheet follows like any other competency based questionnaire, where the interviewee gives examples and recalls situations that display desirable skills.

Graduate Aerospace Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Know which sector of Babcock you want to apply to - changing is possible but it can be difficult depending on your circumstances.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre for Cavendish Nuclear is two days long so do not try to put on an act or front as you will not be able to maintain it.

Engineering interviews are competency based, and tend to focus on discussions around past projects and learning experiences.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Research the company and practice your presentation or interview with as many people as you can. Familiarise yourself with possible questions so you feel comfortable answering them without repeating yourself.

Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

At interview they are assessing you as a person, do you have leadership qualities, are you proactive, are you good working with other people? Your degree is proof of your technical ability.

Graduate Safety Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

- Focus on experience in industry, and particularly communication within that and how you've solved any problems or overcome any issues.
- Show your drive and enthusiasm - also any future plans, i.e. chartership, further education, etc.
- Be honest.
- Think about how you could improve as an engineer in working at Babcock, and what you also feel that you could give the company in return.

Interview Advice:

- Just be yourself! It's an incredibly relaxed atmosphere, as the interviewers understand that you're already quite nervous so they purposefully don't try to add any pressure. All they want to know is if they can work with you, so just be friendly and enthusiastic.
- General interview questions (explain a time you've received negative feedback, explain where you've had to deal with difficult people, explain a project you've undertaken, etc.)
- Be completely honest. If you don't know the answer to a question, just be upfront about it, they can tell if you're trying to blag it!
- Do your research on the topic you're given beforehand, know it inside-out, and be aware of its limitations so you can answer any questions confidently.
- Prove that you're willing to work hard!

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, N/A at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Detail all the experiences that you have, succinctly, and in a SMART/STAR format. Most of the questions will be competency questions - no different from most applications.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly and engaging, you'll be asked competency questions much like the application. Have a number of different examples of when you did stuff well that can be adapted to whatever questions they ask. But mainly make sure you practice your interview preparation.

PGMU Electrical Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The application process is pretty standard, try to outline your interest in naval platforms and your willingness to constantly improve your skills.

Interview Advice:

Standard competency based questions. My interview consisted of many "give an example of when you..." questions, so preparing a number of responses to these questions will suit you well.

Graduate Naval Architect, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, but also do your research.

Interview Advice:

The graduate programme conducts multiple activities that will take some commitment to complete. On successful completion of these activities, you will be contacted and invited to an assessment day. My advice on the assessment day would be for you to focus on preparing your resources and be ready for questioning on multiple categories; try to use differing scenarios and experiences to provide the team of interviewers a wider context of your personality and traits, knowledge isn't everything.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Don't be afraid to detail your expertise

Interview Advice:

Be confident in your abilities
Research, prepare

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Focus on Babcock Brand and tailor your answers to questions so they reflect the Babcock core values as these are very important to the company.

Interview Advice:

The most important thing is to come across as confident, friendly and open. When answering interview questions ensure they are in STAR format.

Graduate Business Accountant, Finance at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Babcock has advertised on their website key attributes (guiding principles) they look for in graduates. It is highly recommended that your application highlights how you demonstrate these attributes.

Interview Advice:

Confidence (without trying to be dominant) and clarity are most important with this. There was a presentation section during my interview and many people tried to cram in as much information as possible about the subject but it wasn't needed. What they wanted was the key ideas to be presented and a rough proposal as to how it would work and if you considered any other concepts. If they are interested in your depth of knowledge about any part they will ask you.

Graduate Naval Architect, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Focus on both the engineering experience you've gained from university and wider experiences.

Interview Advice:

Draw on a wide range of experiences which have real meat to them - both challenging experiences where you've worked together as part of a team and those where you've worked individually.
I was asked about a time where a project hadn't gone to plan and the lessons I'd learned from it.
I was also asked about a time where I had to think outside the box in order to find a novel solution.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Graduate Scheme at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and communicate effectively.

Interview Advice:

Engage with others, working as a team and work towards win-win scenarios..

Graduate Engineer, Learning and Development at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Applying is very straightforward and easy to do.
I found the online assessment quite a challenge as you really don't have as much time as you may think.
If you pass that, then that's the hardest bit over and done with.

Interview Advice:

Experience based questions asking to give examples of when you have shown certain skills. We were also required to do a 5 minute presentation and questions followed.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Babcock are not very vocal about what they do, because of the sensitivity of the work, but once you are within the company you get some very exiting opportunities, so they are worth spending some time considering.

Interview Advice:

Learn good examples of competencies and you will be fine.

Graduate Engineer, Graduate at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Show interest in the business and the customer you will be working for. Do appropriate research about what each site is involved in around the country and show relative knowledge / experience where you can.

Interview Advice:

Don't over think the process, the company wants intelligent and qualified applicants but they also require people to work in a varied environment, interacting with people from many walks of life. Be sociable and show that you are an outgoing, hardworking character who can easily fit in with any group of people.

Supportability Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Think about what you want to get out of your first few years working in your career choice.

It's important to realise how developing a reputation for yourself through the work you produce will benefit both yourself and your company, and finding the most effective way to communicate that your needs are mutually aligned.

Interview Advice:

The Assessment Centre day is deliberately tailored to be a little more informal in certain elements between assessments. This is because we want to see your personality shine through and let you feel comfortable enough to ask questions that you may not feel would be directly relevant in an interview setting.

Take advantage of these times, and you'll get a chance to see how other graduates (like myself) have found settling into these roles, the projects we've been working on, how we work on projects outside the base etc. It helps you get a feel for if you'd enjoy the work and the graduate programme a lot more.

Mechancial Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

For the application it is important that you are able to show enthusiasm for the role and the sector you will be working in.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre is split into three sections: A 30 minute interview, a 10 minute presentation on a specific issue, and a team-based challenge.
For the interview, you will be asked questions based on your current development and competencies. (i.e. Name a time where you worked as a team, etc.).

The presentation topic is given to the applicants a couple of days before the assessment day. It is important to consider different methods for solving the tasks, remembering to give justification and meet Babcock's key principles. The presentation is timed and it is important to allow time for the presentation and any questions/feedback.

The team task will be a challenge with multiple options to meet the requirements. This is to see how well you work in a team and how to communicate with others. If you are to take a leading role in this task, be sure to listen to other team members and make sure you are meeting the constraints of the task.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Maritime Support at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest, try your best.

Interview Advice:

It's ok to say you don't know, and bring some new ideas.

Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be willing to undertake a variety of tasks and roles to develop a broad range of skills.

Interview Advice:

Be able to provide a wealth of leadership / project management experience.

Graduate Naval Architect, Strategic Development at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Instead of a 1 on 1 interview process, there is an assessment centre with group exercises as well as speed dating type interview. Best advice would be to relax and enjoy it. It is a challenging but fun day.

First Year Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Babcock Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the role carefully and tailor your CV to it. I can't emphasise this enough.

You'll also need to answer questions on why you want to work for Babcock - think these through carefully and answer not only with what you want to get out of them, but what you believe they can get out of you.

Interview Advice:

It's an assessment centre. As usual with assessment centres, the group work can be dull and stifling due to the need to not show off too much or appear overconfident. Don't neglect it though. Make sure you carefully consider the task at hand and don't be afraid to speak up if you've got a good idea or you feel you can push your team in the right direction.

The interview itself is competency based - practice the STAR method until you're blue in the face and come prepared with plenty of examples from your university and (if applicable) previous work experience.

You may have to do a presentation - use this as your opportunity to shine and really show that you've researched the company and the industry it works in in-depth.

There is now a written test on the day, but that's been brought in since I joined and I don't know what's in it.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Devonport Royal Dockyard at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Take time to prepare the application in order to reflect both your character as well as your understanding of the company.

Interview Advice:

Be well prepared for the technical interview and most importantly be yourself. Don't play a role you believe the recruiters want to see, be true and original.

Graduate Naval Architect, Energy and Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company, work out which sector and what role you would be interested in.

Interview Advice:

Brief yourself on the company research you have done, be ready to talk about your experience in terms of competencies and what you are looking to develop at the company.
Don't overcomplicate awkward questions (is it ever okay to lie to a client?).
Be ready to actively contribute to the group work sessions.

Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared for team challenges in the assessment centre.

Graduate Naval Architect, Naval Architecture at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest but sell yourself. Concentrate when doing the online assessment.

Interview Advice:

Be able to recall all of the different group projects or group challenges you have faced.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Do lots of practise questions before completing online reasoning tests!

Interview Advice:

I've been to a few assessment centres and Babcock was by far the most friendly and enjoyable.

First day
You are afforded a tour of a vessel on the first day, usually a frigate.

Second day
The second day is made up of a presentation, an interview and a team exercise. The key to the presentation is to structure it well and speak confidently. The interview is made up of HR based questions followed by a few technical questions. If you don't know the answer to a technical question, don't try and guess, be honest and say you aren't sure. The key to the team exercise is be a team player; be polite, conscientious and try and get the whole team involved.

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Do your homework about the various work and projects currently underway and express why these appeal to you, in your cover letter.

Interview Advice:

Presentation skill was probably the most important aspect we were being judged on during the assessment centre. Make sure you are comfortable and able to express yourself during presentations (solo and group work). Confidence is key, regardless of how nervous you may be.

Interview questions were typical of what would be expected when applying for any large company. Make sure you have thought of plenty of answers to questions along the lines of when you have undertaken a leadership role and also worked in a group. Emphasise on the challenges you faced and how you overcame them.

Being able to work with others is absolutely key so be friendly and make an effort with the other people at the assessment centre (even though you are competing for places).

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Babcock Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Practice!

Interview Advice:

Think of examples and experience from a wide range of backgrounds from Uni to hobbies and other activities.

Aviation at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Babcock International do not advertise themselves, so it may be difficult to find information. Dig deeper and have a good understanding of what the company does and where it wants to go, to develop a passion for working here.

Interview Advice:

Focus on what you can bring to the company and display your passion for working for Babcock International and how you want to develop, throughout the whole interview process.

Graduate Aerospace Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Think about what you bring to the table, everyone applying has a degree. Talk about what makes you special such as hobbies with transferrable skills.

For me, I have been part of the Army Reserve for a number of years. For you, it could be things like volunteering, an interesting placement year or an out of the ordinary part-time/summer job. If you don't have this already and are doing some research now is your chance to get involved in something that can make you stand out from the graduate crowd.

Interview Advice:

First impressions are everything. Turn up smart and well presented. Ripped jeans and Converse are a big no no.

Prepare thoroughly, look at what we are doing as a firm now and what we are planning for the future. I would certainly look at some of the key values and principles that we work to.

Have competency examples (Tell me about a time when...) well prepared and rehearsed in your head before you arrive and don't forget to answer in the STAR format.

Be confident, everyone in the room is nervous. Keep focussed on your preparation and ensure that you don't let the nerves affect your clarity.

Practice group exercises with current colleagues or friends.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear Ltd at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Show a high level of enthusiasm for the UK civil nuclear industry, particularly in regard to decommissioning and radioactive waste management. Also show that you are aware of the key challenges faced across the nuclear industry, i.e. clean up of the nuclear legacy, the future decommissioning of the current operational fleet, irradiated graphite management, etc.

Interview Advice:

Clearly demonstrate how the skills you have gained at University can be used in a technical job role. In particular, highlight transferable skills such as technical writing, handling and manipulating of large bodies of data, and presentation skills.

Graduate Technical Specialist, Cavendish Nuclear – Science & Hazard Management) at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Highlight your key skills that are suited to the role that define you, everyone will have the minimum grades so your application needs to make you stand out as a good candidate.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, and be honest! Remember that you can use the opportunity to find out if this is the right company for you. Have multiple answers to questions rehearsed and ready to go, show confidence and believe in yourself.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Industrial experience really helps you to stand out from the crowd. It's important to realise that most students leaving University are all leaving with the exact same degree. Something else is needed to stand out.

Interview Advice:

Cliché, but it's important to be yourself. The interview isn't just to check up on your technical abilities, but also to see that you will be a good fit (personality wise) for the company. Different companies are looking for different things.

Graduate Engineer, Mechanical at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

During the interview, they were very interested to find out about my home life. Particularly hobbies etc, to gauge what interests you. I would suggest to have a couple of things you are actually enthusiastic about as they would much rather get to know the 'real' you.

Graduate Software Engineer, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance ; Reconnaissance at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Show commitment to external activities such as STEM and CPD. Be committed to a professional institution and willing to become charted. Demonstrate a good academic record and show with evidence that you are a good communicator and team player.

Interview Advice:

Portray yourself as a good communicator and a team player. Demonstrate you are driven and passionate about your work and that you are able to apply your technical skills.

Graduate Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Scheme at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Take the time to research the company and what the values are.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and research the company and the role.

Project Management Graduate, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest and sell yourself. Your degree (and the interview) will prove that you have the required technical ability, but remember that there is a lot more than just technical skills that the company is looking for.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, confident and remember that ultimately the aim of the interview is to see if you would be the right candidate for the role.

Graduate Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, show good social skills and working as a team.

Interview Advice:

Working as a team advice, don't try to give the answers you think they want to hear, they'll see through it, be yourself.

Mechanical Design Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Practice online literacy and numeracy tests. Write a dedicated cover letter rather than just using a template and changing the companies name and address. Do your research.

Interview Advice:

Use the Situation Task Analysis and Result method of answering questions. Again make sure you research the company. How can you bring your skill set and university studies to the job role? Why do you stand out?

Business Graduate, Rotational Graduate Programme at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Show awareness of the industry Babcock works in, particularly the challenges set by the company's customers.

Interview Advice:

With so many different areas to work in, you might want to ask what field of speciality you may be interested in is currently involved with.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Scheme at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Tailor your CV towards the organisation.
Really emphasise on the company's core values e.g. health & safety, trusted to deliver.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Babcock recruits people who are enthusiastic, resilient, willing to learn and always ready for a challenge.

They will ask for examples you have shown for a particular set of skills e.g. can you give an example of how you dealt with a conflict.

Business Operations Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Have someone help with your CV. Include any STEM events you have participated in.

Interview Advice:

Ask questions during lunch break and use STAR format during interview.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Confidence is key.

Interview Advice:

Stick with your convictions.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

It's worthwhile working for the chance to work here, research the company and the work done here.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and confident, Babcock will be looking a lot at your personal "soft" skills. You can teach technical skills but you can't teach people to relate to others!

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Having a variety of examples to use in applications and interviews is key. Relevant examples from a variety of sources (previous employment, interestes, university etc.) will show you have really prepared for the application, putting in the time before will definately pay off!

Interview Advice:

Your degree will prove that you have the technical abilites that Babcock are looking for, they want to know what type of person you are, if you fill the Babcock ethos and if you have the transferable skills/qualities they are looking for.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

I would say that it is very important to research the company you are applying for. Have a look for news articles, latest press releases and have a look on LinkedIn. A great way into a company is also to do a year in Industry, this gives a slight advantage especially if you gave a good impression whilst on placement there.

Interview Advice:

You will be asked a variety of questions in a speed interview style. There will be the typical questions of why you want the job, what would you bring to the role and your experience. There will be Project Management related questions, questions regarding contracts and what would you do in certain scenarios. Then, a team building exercise. Get involved and show that you will make a fit for the company.

Project Management Graduate, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Include extra curricular activities as part of covering letter.

Factory Transformation Engineer, Factory Group at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, be the best version of yourself of course. Relevant work experience is a must! Really research the company and the role, then take any experience that you have and apply it to the role.

Interview Advice:

Look into project management in a vey broad sense - look into every aspect of delivering a project and make sure you know what happens at each stage. The afternoon game is really focussed on by the assessors.

, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you get across your personal brand and what you're about. It's as much about finding out whether Babcock will fit your needs as much as whether you will fit theirs.

Interview Advice:

Adaptability is one of the main areas they are looking for.

Business Management Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be a team player and express a desire to suceed and lead multi-disciplinary teams through relevant engineering experience.

Interview Advice:

For the interview, provide examples of when you have worked in a team to achieve excellent results and learn from mistakes.

Graduate Naval Architect, Site Development Team at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company and industry you have applied for and any potential future challenges that will be faced.

Interview Advice:

Be confident but take your time when answering questions, it is much better to give yourself a moment to construct the best possible answer than jumping straight in.

Graduate Engineer, Network Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Use as many different examples of your competencies as you can to show off your skills. Always write a covering letter which is specific to the company. Do follow up on your application if you haven't heard anything as Babcock get a lot of applications.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, this is as much about interviewing the company to see if it fits you, as it is them interviewing you.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Submarine Support at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

It's not just about what's on paper in terms of degree and grades, it's what you do and who you are whether you're at work or in your free time.

Interview Advice:

The interview was a lot of fun, so just take it easy and think about the question first.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Ship Concept Design at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Show your interest in the sector and the organisation. Show that you are a highly motivated individual (if true!) and do your homework on what the role you are applying for involves.

Interview Advice:

Teamwork is a key part of the interview/assessment centre, be proactive and take a lead in activities but don't overpower your colleagues.

Production Controller, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Excellent company to work for, great level of authority in the work you carry out, good variance of the projects you can get involved in for all disciplines.

Interview Advice:

Examples of working as part of a team, decision-making questions, how you deal with pushback/confrontations etc.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Relax in the application process and you will do ok.

Interview Advice:

Competent questions were asked, a presentation and also a business game was conducted.

Graduate Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you're a flexible worker, you don't mind where you work.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR method for the interview, practice questions and have varying scenarios to use in the interviews.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

There is a big focus on scenario questions, i.e.:
- Tell us a time when you had to adapt
- Tell us a time when you had to make a decision e.t.c.

Systems Engineer, CISR at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be genuine. The company is more interested in seeing your real self, so don't pretend to be overconfident and accidentally come across as arrogant. Emphasise your transferable skills, particularly if you are a good communicator: BIG is a big company and they value people who can work in lots of different environments.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest, if you don't know everything about a subject don't pretend to, show an interest in the area you are applying for though and demonstrate that you are not only academically successful but also a well rounded person.

Interview Advice:

Most of the application process is down to you being likeable and having the attitude and ability to fit into the work culture. Come prepared for the standard set of questions about leadership and working in teams but also try and use examples from outside of university and an engineering setting, this will help them see that you are well rounded.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Devonport Royal Dockyard at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be confident, not big headed, know your facts and don't lie.

Interview Advice:

Express interest in becoming chartered and be chatty but to the point. Give examples of experience of both in Uni and the real world.

Graduate Engineer, Nuclear Facilities at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

If you join this graduate scheme, there are so many opportunities to develop your professional skills and enhance your ability to successfully progress throughout your career. Take advantage of all of these opportunities. Qualifications and courses such as APM Project Management, IOSH, NEBOSH and various practical and theory based modules required for professional chartership, etc. are conducted during your working hours. Therefore you are literally being paid to develop professionally and enhance your CV!

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre was split into three parts; Competency based interview; Presentation; Team exercise. Prepare for the interview by researching how to answer competency based questions if you have not done so before. For the presentation keep to the set timings and relax. Frequent eye contact, positive body language and stay calm. If possible, try and enjoy being centre stage for 5 or so minutes. For the group exercise don't fixate too much on finding the right solution to the mock task. Focus instead on demonstrating your strengths of working within and leading a group. For example, show your time keeping ability by instigating a group agreement to put time limits for working on each section of the task. Contribute and make your points heard. In addition, make a point of asking quieter members of the group what they think during a discussion. This demonstrates good communication and cooperation skills.

Graduate, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Show an interest in the defence and marine sectors.

Mechanical Engineer, Naval Marine at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company. It is incredibly diverse and has a wealth of experience in many industries.

Interview Advice:

Be honest.

, at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Interview was speed-dating style, with 5-10 minutes per interviewer. You're not expected to know perfect answers to all the questions. It is more about how you approach and handle it.

Project Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself as much as you can. It is important you suit the company and the company suits you.

Supply Chain Management Graduate, Supply Chain at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself, think of desirable traits in your personality and recall experiences where you proved these traits.

Graduate Naval Architect, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Open minded-ness, versatility and good people skills are a huge benefit to working for Babcock, the day-to-day work is based on good relationship and face-to-face interaction.

Interview Advice:

Reseach the company, practice presentation skills. Be yourself, the company look for characters rather than brains to work for them.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Show management skills.

Interview Advice:

Lots of 'tell us a time you..... lead a team/worked as a team/overcame an issue' type questions.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Defence at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

People skills are vital in such a big organisation...!

Interview Advice:

Again, as above, people skills and teamwork are vital to achieving your goals within the company.

Senior Support Engineer, Warships at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Get the application in early as there are plenty of people vying for the job and ensure that you find a way to stand out in your application.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself and answer the questions to the best of your ability, taking time to think through a correct and logical order.

Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Handling Team at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

It is a two day assessment centre. On the second day is when you will have your personal interview, prepare well for the presentation based on the tips and questions you should ask at the site visit the day before.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Remember that engineering is all about your ability to solve problems ranging from complex technical issues through to administration tasks. Your understanding of engineering principles, formulas and methods is only one part of the puzzle and in my mind the most important piece is your ability to communicate appropriately at all levels.

Interview Advice:

The fact you have achieved or are going to achieve a recognised professional qualifaction (Bachelors or Masters) is almost irrelevant when you get to the interview stage as you wouldn't be there if you didn't have it. Remember to just be yourself and draw on all of your experiences, not just ones from University, to demonstrate you are a competent and proficient engineer and would work well within a team.

Constructive Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research what projects are going on at Devonport and think about the challenges that Babcock faces by doing what they do.

Interview Advice:

Dress smart, prepare well and be as confident as you can be. Researching Babcock and their current projects at Devonport is essential.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Use the STAR method when answering questions. Be yourself and show you're willing to learn and adapt to a changing environment.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Nuclear Facilities at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Health and safety is a key point of Babcock's ethos.

Interview Advice:

Find your role in the team based activity.

, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The Babcock tag line is "Trusted to Deliver" which says a lot about how we operate. If we are able to find candidates that have this embedded in their way of working then it would be beneficial.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you are able to show strong behavioural competencies and soft skills. Show the interviewers that you have the ability to learn from others.

Senior Project Engineer, Laid Up Submarines at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Think about what motivates you. If the defence industry doesn't then it might not be for you.

Interview Advice:

Identify what key skills you already have and scenarios that demonstrate them. Try to show what you can bring to the company but also how you can apply existing skills to what you could further achieve within Babcock, what career progression you're looking for etc.
Prove an ability to be flexible, adaptable and highly motivated.
At the end of the day, be yourself, that's the key thing they're looking for!

Commercial & Supply Chain Graduate, Commercial and Supply Chain at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Finance graduates not required to have prior experience - need to show you have the appropriate skills/aptitude.

Finance Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Similar advice I would give before applying for any role - research the company. Babcock's business is very diverse so it is important to do some proper research beforehand.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - the assessment centre is an overnight process so it is too long a process to try and put on an act. An extensive knowledge of finance prior to the interview is not essential.

, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Get experience in any workplace. Get involved in clubs and societies. Travel.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Due to the nature of the work (Defence) you will not be expected to know in any great detail what the company does. You will be tested on a broad range of engineering fundamentals and your problem solving at interview.

Interview Advice:

My interview was based on a speed-dating format: rotating around different engineering mini-assessments each ten minutes. These varied from a lengthy engineering general knowledge questionnaire to interpreting drawings, to discussing analysis techniques.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Babcock Bristol at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the area of the business you want to join - nuclear, rail, marine etc. and have a good knowledge of what is happening in that sector for both Babcock and other businesses. Ask someone to proof read your application.

Interview Advice:

- "What do you think is the future of the nuclear industry?"
- "Describe how this piece of equipment works"
- "What do you want to know about the company?"

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Apply early! There are a number of online 'tests' to pass before you are invited to interview, so don't hesitate to complete these steps whilst you are also applying for other positions.

Interview Advice:

There was a speed dating style of interviews, so be prepared for this and make a good impression early on.

Graduate Assistant Mechanical Engineer, Defense Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest and specify regarding what you wish to achieve within your role and how you believe you can influence the organisation. Make sure you research the role and the company thoroughly before applying and ensure that your application satisfies the Babcock values.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself. This is when you will perform best. Babcock looks for talented and intelligent individuals to join the company but they don't want robots. Research the organisation thoroughly and make sure you provide evidence for the skills you have stated you possess. (Use past experiences or projects if possible.) Express an eagerness to achieve professional registration.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Scheme (Various) at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Give good examples of work experience and university work.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. It's about the person and how they work with others.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Do it early! The application process can potentially take a long time, as the company needs to do security clearance for you before you start work.

Interview Advice:

Have a few examples lined up for the question type "Tell us about a time when you..."
Some questions were: "...worked well in a team", "...solved a problem", and "...held a position of leadership".
It's a simple tip, but the difference made by being able to quickly and confidently respond (by having prepared responses beforehand) is very noitceable.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

I spoke with a lot of people about Babcock before starting. They do not give much information away on their website, however Babcock is a big company and many people have had some sort of interaction with them.

Interview Advice:

Be positive and flexible. The assessment day was daunting as quite a lot of management, from varying roles in the company, come to the day. (the ratio was nearly 2:1, Babcock to Graduate), However they were all very friendly and at no point did it feel like a competition. For the group work and the debate they are looking for team work.

Business Management Grad, Business Management Grad at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Apply early. (Opens in September)
Don't rush into joining a graduate scheme - life experience from a year out travelling/working/volunteering is very valuable and can really help you stand out.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. I know it sounds cheesy but you can really tell when people are trying too hard to impress.

Business Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest and try and work out of if the position and company are right for you.

, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

There is so much to learn so you have to really want to join the company and be ready to throw yourself in at the deep end.

Interview Advice:

Two day long interview process. Be prepared but it really is an enjoyable experience, you're made to feel comfortable.

Commercial Manager, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

If you want to work on some of the largest, most interesting and complex engineering challenges, this is definitely the place for you.

A flexible graduate will come across very well, as the range of work is vast, and there are plenty of opportunities to work across multiple locations.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, enthusiastic, and open to new challenges.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest and have a genuine interest in the business and ongoing projects etc.

Interview Advice:

An in depth assessment centre which looks at both your knowledge and your soft skills so make sure you practise and prepare examples of both.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, E&MT at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest! The whole point of an application is to see if you are a good fit for the company and if the company is the right place for your development.
Also, with the engineering roles, your skills and abilities (both technical and non-technical) are more important than your specific academic knowledge and the assessment centre is the perfect place to showcase those abilities.

Interview Advice:

Relax!
Take a logical and methodical approach to your answers, rather than having rehearsed scripted answers and if you're unsure of something, just admit it! Be sure to emphasise that you're keen to learn and find out more.

, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Application process was quite similar to all the other application processes for graduate schemes. Involved answering application questions followed by online apptitude tests then an assessment centre.

Interview Advice:

Know the basics well. Assessment centre had lots of technical elements over a broad range.

Graduate Mechanical Assistant Engineer, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

One of the more enjoyable assessments I attended, we did half a day of "speed dating" style questions. You and fellow applicants would move around a number of stations each with their own unique questions to gain insight into your knowledge and problem solving.

Graduate Assistant Electronics Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

There were two online assessments to get through before the assessment centre - numerical reasoning and verbal reasoning in a fairly standard format.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre had a 'speed dating' format which was essentially 8 short interviews with 8 different people, each lasting around 8 minutes. They tested your knowledge of various core engineering principles rather than typical interview questions, so it's worth having a quick read over your notes beforehand. Having said that, the interviewers weren't trying to trip you up or expose what you don't know - they would hint towards any answer you were struggling with in order to find out what you DO know.

, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest, don't waffle and try to directly relate your previous experience/education to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

For the engineering assessment centre, focus more on revising the basic engineering principles for your field rather than swotting up on company facts and trivia. They are more interested in testing your ability to problem solve and think on your feet. Pay attention to the presentations and make sure to ask at least one question about the content to demonstrate your enthusiasm and attentiveness.

, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Take your time when completing the application. Don't expect a response immediately.

Interview Advice:

Relax.
All aspects of business covered by the questions.
Make sure you give a good account of yourself and try to connect with the interviewers.

Business Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest but don't be afraid to "blow your own trumpet."

Interview Advice:

Take your time to answer questions, allow yourself some thinking time to understand and digest the question before you give your response.

Graduate Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, Network Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Write your interview answers according to the STAR method. That's the type of answers the interviewers are looking for.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Try to think outside the box - rather than putting standard answers to questions in, try and make the person reading the application remember what you said.

Interview Advice:

Research the company - ethics, processes of work and the work actually done. Be honest in what you say and just be yourself - those interviewing you will respond well to a person that comes across natural, well informed and interested in what they are talking about.

Business Management Graduate, Integrated Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Customise your cover letter to the company and the job you are applying to. Babcock is looking for a potential in you, not established skills; show drive and dedication.

Interview Advice:

If you are required to do a presentation on your assessment day preparation is key! Handouts, good knowledge of the subject material and a confident delivery.

Business Management Graduate, Skill and Learning at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be open to working on a variety of projects and at different levels.

Interview Advice:

Assessment centre - work as a team. put ideas across reasonably. listen to everyone's ideas. Be confident in yourself. don't overpower other candidates.

If applying for an engineering role, refresh yourself with basic knowledge from throughout your time at University (even from the 1st and 2nd years of your degree!)

Business Development, Oil & Gas – Assets at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Self yourself, don't be modest. Let the company decide for themselves if you don't make the cut rather than counting yourself out.

Interview Advice:

Some work related questions and some competency questions.

Graduate, Business at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Take your time on the application, it is important to prepare it as best you can trying to avoid any mistakes.

Interview Advice:

Try and be yourself at any interviews/assessment centres, it can be very easy to get caught up in the pressure of the day.

Graduate Naval Architect, Energy & Marine Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The view is that everyone learns the same through education and therefore additional skills, experiences and behaviours are key to securing a role at Babcock. Make sure to draw from these in your applicaiton.

Interview Advice:

Babcock are such a large and diverse organisation - make sure you know which part of the business you're applying for and prepare some questions to ask your interviewers!

, at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

The interview is an assessment centre- I found that it was very easy going and they really try to get the best out of you as a person. Really work on your communication skills and how you can work in a team. This is something that is important to Babcock

Graduate Engineer, various at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

This was a very straight forward application with a very fast turn around.
Take your time on the reasoning tests and do not be worried if you do not finish it in time.

Interview Advice:

Be confident at the interview and do not be afraid to ask questions.
The interview and assessement is mainly competency based rather than technical and you will find the roles are also very similar.

Graduate Trainee, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

First off breath and relax, you needn't get stressed out over a job, chances are you'll have one for most of your life so there's plenty of time to learn by experiences, good and bad, what you really enjoy doing.
In engineering it's important not to get tied up trying to show off how brilliant you are technically and academically, a lot of engineering is common sense and knowing how to present ideas in a way so that people can actually understand your way of seeing things. Therefore, communications skills are equally as important as knowing your field. In this particular company it is expected that graduates have both, in particular a healthy respect for all of your co-workers and to be able to communicate at all levels to anyone be they the Managing Director or Fabricator or Cleaner and so on.

Interview Advice:

For this role there is a good mixture of interview, business games and presentation skills assessment. I'm aware that most people tend to be nervous in interviews so my advice is to understand that the people in that room are just people exactly like you.
All they expect is for you to be able to communicate clearly and concisely. I've always thought of interviews as a chance to show off how good you are for the job rather than a test and I've always made it through the interview stage, so think of that what you will. You will be absolutely fine in an interview so long as you don't lie, waffle on about irrelevant things or be too casual/unprofessional.

Graduate, Graduate Scheme at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Keep your CV and cover letter concise and tailored towards the role you are applying for. Previous industry experience, such as an internship, is an advantage and helps your CV stand out from other applicants.

Interview Advice:

Practice answering competency-based interview questions. Try to have a different situation available for each answer to demonstrate a range of experiences.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make the most of the questions during the initial application. The aim is to gain as much information relating to the candidate as possible!

Interview Advice:

During the interview there will be a lot of 'Tell us about a time when...' questions. Candidates should be prepared for these, having already thought about possible situations from university or work experience - working in a team, resolving conflict etc.

Manufacturing Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest in your CV. You will be caught out if you add details that are not true or ommit things.
Research and know exactly what the business unit you are applying to does. Babcock are involved in a wide range of industries so knowing specifics will show you pay attention to the details.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - the company is investing in you as a person as well as what you know so don't try to be someone you are not.
Be prepared with standard interview style questions, but don't answer as though reading off a script.

Manufacturing Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

My application advice would be to try and make sure you stand out. Babcock is a FTSE 100 organisation and therefore has a lot of applicants for its roles. I tried to ensure there was something slighlty different about my application that might make someone look twice in order to grab their attention.

Interview Advice:

The interview process is usually done firstly with a sort of telephone interview, this is basically just to assess that you can communicate effectively. So just relax and answer the questions, mainly about your capability, why they should be interested in you, why your experience is relevant etc.

The bulk of the interview is conducted through an assessment centre, where you will be with other applicants and lots of managers observing. This is a day long but is a really interesting and dynamic day that allows you to demonstrate your strengths. This is just about being yourself. Talk to everyone, make time to listen to what they have to say, make a good impression and let your strengths sell themselves.

Business Management Graduate, Defence and Security at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Previous experience within any engineering industry will help, but in particular if it relates to the field you are wanting to work in.

Graduate Naval Architect, Various at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Apply early, applications usually open around September for intake the following September.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself! The assesment centres are very well run and feel relatively relaxed (compared to others) they want to give everybody an equal chance so don't feel like you need to be the loudest. Your ability and personality will make you stand out.

Business Management Graduate, Corporate Development at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Apply early and secure a role at this fantastic organisation.

Interview Advice:

The interview is challenging but nothing to worry about. The group excercise is fun, make sure you show good leadership qualities but don't overpower the group. Babcock look for strong individual qualities but being a good team player is an absolute must.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Submarines at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Our graduate programme isn't necessarily looking for only the candidates with the best results, but those who have shown a good work/life balance and can demonstrate leadership qualities with a desire to improve and gain responsibility.

Real life experiences and passions will help give a clearer picture of you as an individual and a potential leader of the business in future.

Interview Advice:

A candidate who is willing to put in the work to be prepared before they've even got in the door is always a good look.

Try to understand the business and the industry at a high level, a common exercise/line of questioning will be on how our company can grow, or why you want to get into this kind of industry, so make sure you can provide a convincing answer.

As a finance graduate, being able to show that you've done the research into the qualification you would be signing up for is advisable, Babcock offers the chance to study with CIMA for finance/accounting graduates so look up the CIMA website to understand exactly what you are getting yourself into, and show the interviewer you have a clear idea of what you hope to achieve by doing it.

Graduate Business Accountant, Marine Naval Bases at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Passion. Babcock's people are passionate about what we do. It's not the sort of company that you just apply for, for the sake of finding a graduate scheme. It's exciting and the company want interesting and exciting people who are filled with enthusiasm.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre is unique, it's very relaxed and there is a focus on making sure that you like Babcock as an employer as much as they like you as an employee.

Therefore, just be yourself.

Business Management Graduate – Defence and Security Division, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be truthful, lies will shine through at your interview.

Interview Advice:

Research Babcock and CIMA. Know why you want to be an accountant. Have something that makes you stand out. Don't fall into the shadows!

Finance Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Being flexible is a key attribute to this scheme due to the very nature of moving placements. Try to show examples of where you have been adaptable and flexible.

They also like people keen to do a large variation of placements (e.g. cross-functional) so having some motivation for gaining experience in different areas would be good.

Interview Advice:

After online assessments there was a telephone interview which, compared to other interviews, was very relaxed. It was used much more to gain a feel for who you are. Questions such as 'why did you chose your course/ university?' 'Why didn't you chose that career instead?' These could have been seen as a few curveballs but actually just answering honestly seemed to work.

After which there was an all-day assessment at Aston Villa football club- consisting of Business Game, Interview and Group Work followed by individual presentation of the group work. The whole day was really well run and the people very welcoming and friendly. It was my first assessment day and really put my nerves at ease- I had two others after which were much more stressful!

Business Management Graduate, Critical Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make your application specific to Babcock. Do not copy and paste from another application. Take time to write detailed answers and always relate back to why you specfically want to work for the company and what values you can bring that are aligned with Babcock's.

Interview Advice:

Prepare interview answers using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) formation and be prepared to answer various competency based questions. During group activities/discussions ensure you take part, do not sit back quietly and let others lead. Acknowledge when other people in the group make good points. Remain enthusiastic throughout the day - do your research on Babcock before you come and have a clear motivation as to why you are applying for the scheme.

Human Resource Graduate, Human Resources at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Practice the tests until you feel confident.

Explain your answers clearly and concisely but with enough detail to highlight your actions and the positive impact they had.

Interview Advice:

Try your best to control your nerves enough to be able to show your personality and all you have to offer.
Come with answers prepared so if your nerves get the better of you... your preparation can take over.
Be an active member of the team but don't go out of your way to outshine anyone...it can come across in the wrong way.
Be yourself...Babcock look for good skills and great people.

, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Extra-curricular activities are key.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself.

Zone controller, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the work which is carried out.

Graduate Electronic Engineer, Devon at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

There is never a lot of advice you can give. It's always down to the individual applying for the job. People will always do there own thing. This said... Prepare. Preparation is the key and being organised sets you up to do your best.

Product Cell Manager, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Prepare for your interview, presentation (if applicable) and in the group activities be prepared to put yourself forward.

Interview Advice:

Know the company and the type of work we undertake.

More importantly than this, you should have some good examples of when you have demonstrated different behaviours and skills to demonstrate competency.

Project Manager, Data Analytics at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be prepared that as part of your role you will be required to move around the country to gain a range of experience in different areas.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared that the interview does not simply test your interview skills but also your ability to work as part of a team.

Finance Graduate, Finance at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Spend time completing the application and pay close attention to detail.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared for a technical interview and also prepare for competency based questions. Be sure to research the company in advance.

Graduate Naval Architect, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The interview process includes an extensive tour around the facilities and platforms etc. so gives you a good idea of what the place is like - definitely worth a look to help make a decision.
It is a FTSE100 company and recruiting graduates heavily. Not great if you want to be a big fish in a small pond.

Interview Advice:

Babcock are involved in all sorts of different industries and quite clear on what kind of work they do and don't want to be involved in. Researching this before an interview is probably worthwhile. Health and Safety is a biggie.
There'll probably be an individual presentation, an experience centered interview (can you tell me an example of how you've made the best of a bad situation, etc) and a 'business game' to test social skills.

Naval Architect, Devonport at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Provide a simple personal statement for the application and ensure you are confident on Maths and Literature tests.

Interview Advice:

Competence based questions.
Remember to answer every question following the SMART methodology.

IT/IM Graduate, Systems Analysis at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be professional.
Ensure your CV covers all hobbies and out of hours activities.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you have a large selection of hobbies and out of work/school activities to be able to use as examples for interviews.

Mechanical Engineer, Warships/ Submarine Refits at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Go for it. Be yourself and ensure that is reflected within your application. Include your hobbies and interests to give an overview of you as a person.

Interview Advice:

Be well prepared to be asked specific questions for the job you are applying for. The format is usually conducted within an assessment centre which gives you a chance to show your strengths in mulitple areas.

Business Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

There are so many more job roles and business sectors within the company than are shown on the website. You will be able to discover the route you want to take and will be able to drive the direction that your career goes in.

Interview Advice:

My interview experience at Babcock was a lot more relaxed and friendly than at many other large organisations.

Naval Architect, Devonport at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be open to travelling where the work is, joining with a masters level degree is worthwhile and streamlines your career path through the graduate scheme.

Interview Advice:

Interview is a mix of experience based questioning, mixed in with team challenges and presentations.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Energy & Marine Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

-Be yourself

-If you are asked to do a presentation as part of the interview process, research is key

Graduate Safety Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Lots of opportunities for non-engineering graduates.

Interview Advice:

All people invited to interview have a degree, work out what makes you different. Be consistent in your approach between all areas of the interview.

Commercial Officer, Commercial – Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your ability to implement successful aspects of previous experience to the work you could do at the company. Prove your skillset with relevant examples. A willingness to be flexible across teams in the department will take you far.

Interview Advice:

Positive attitudes and behaviour is a characteristic which will help you fit well into the company, so try to demonstrate this. Ask questions about the company and role.

IT/IM Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Understand the scheme and the business you are getting into. The recruitment process is fairly straight forward and if you show drive, determination and a genuine interest you should be successful.

Interview Advice:

Assessment centre includes a 30 minute interview, 10 minute presentation (you will be given the topic the day before) and a group exercise (ours was a board game with a few puzzles).

The interview was straight forward with no technical aspect. It's all about your exerience and why you're suitable for the scheme. Think of a number of examples to draw upon from university work, extracurricular activites and any work experience you may have.

For the presentation we were given a brief the day before and then had an hour or so the next day to draw it up on flipchart paper. The subject we were given was something along the lines of describing the challenges faced by extending the life of a submarine. You then have five minutes to present with five minutes of questions. You're audience will be your two interviewers.

The group exercise is very simple. Just demonstrate you are a team player and can communicate well with people. Just remember it's not about the task you are given, it's about how you interact with other people.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Two day assessment centre, they will tell you you are only assessed on the second day and the first day is just about meeting people and touring the facilities, this is not strictly true, you will be constantly assessed throughout the whole two days.

Survey Controller, Surface Ships at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The company can train people for role specifics and to become managers, people skills are what you need to bring to the role.

Interview Advice:

Don't try to be the 'stand out manager of the group' - be a strong team player. That doesn't mean being in charge every time!

Health Physicist, Submarines at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

- Research the organisation.
- Be passionate about 'your discipline'.
- Be honest.

Interview Advice:

- Be prepared to answer both 'standard style interview' and technical questions.

Planning Manager, Submarines at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

If possible gain some experiences outside of your degree (preferably industry placements or similar) so that you have skills prior to joining the company - this is not essential but would be beneficial.

Interview Advice:

You will be asked to demonstrate your abilities through examples both study related and work / hobbies, so be ready with good examples as this is what you'll be assessed on.

Design Engineer EC&I, Electronic Control and Instrumentation at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

Enjoy the interview, as it usually involves a boat tour. Be enthusiastic.

Operational Health Physics SSN Class, Health Physics at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

I'd advise you to really read about the company - the amount of different operations Babcock has is fascinating, having some idea of the scope of these will do you well and open you up to a placement anywhere within the business.

Interview Advice:

Be confident. I found that my really random Babcock fact seemed to impress the most!

Graduate Business Accountant, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest in your application
Take your time
Practice the online tests

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic
Research the company
Questions vary dependant on which Graduate stream you are applying for but standard questions about yourself, why Babcock, strengths and weaknesses are asked.

Business Graduate, Various at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Apply early (< October) as positions are filled as soon as the assessment centres are running. Babcock are particularly focussed on the behaviours of candidates as opposed to the technical competency (a degree shows competency). It is important to display your character during the assessment centre so that the assessors have something to assess.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and answer questions enthusiastically.

"Talk about a time when..."
What motivates you? / What de-motivates you?

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Trainee, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Only apply if you are really interested and enthusiastic about the role and not just to get a graduate job as in the assesment centre they can tell and you might not go any further.

Business Graduate, All at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

The scheme has a strong focus on your all round development, so you have to be interested in doing the same, as opposed to wanting to focus your technical skills for example.

Interview Advice:

In Babcock, the safety culture is paramount; it's not just a tag line. Showing an understanding of what working safely in a large engineering company actually means and involves will go a long way.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Energy & Marine Technology at Babcock International Group
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Interview Advice:

The interview is as much about assessing you and how you would fit into the company as it is about assessing your technical competence. Be yourself, you don't wan't to end up in a job where you don't enjoy the environment.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Programme at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you do all the steps of the application process withouth rush. Be calm and try to keep down stress levels. If you pass all the steps go with the right attitude at the assessment centre.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and be flexibile to different opportunities and locations. Graduates that do the best on this scheme are graduates that really engage with the scheme, take opportunities offered and network with other staff, not just grads.

Interview Advice:

I had two interviews, an initial telephone interview and a face to face interview at the assessment day. Be prepared, there are many common interview questions such as: What could you bring to Babcock?; Why are you suited to this role? What are your strengths/ weaknesses? etc. The interview staff are very nice and relaxed, which rubs off on you. Let your personality and passion show even though you will more than likely be nervous.

Business Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Have a real desire to grow and develop! Babcock is a massive company! Stand out!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, be honest and work well as a team particularly in assessment centres. Show a real passion for the role you are applying for.

Business Improvement Graduate, Business Improvement at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Try and articulate examples of how you achieved things rather than just listing what you have achieved. A key message mirrored across the group is that behavioural competancies are key. Babcock can teach you any technical aspects you may be lacking but it's very hard to change someone's behaviours.

Interview Advice:

As above - articulate examples of how you have achieved previous things, what skills and experiences you gained and what learning you have taken from this.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rosyth at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

1st Class degrees and Masters are fantastic, but Babcock looks for more than just academic experience. Any experience is good experience if you can show what you have learned and apply it to what you can deliver in a professional role. Your personal attributes, things you enjoy doing and things you can deliver are the most important things to show, as Babcock will look to understand whether you have the right fit for their organisation and its future.

Interview Advice:

Interview tries to determine whether you have potential management and leadership qualities, particularly as the Babcock business model is quite lean, so the focus on developing strong management teams for the future is essential. Showing an understanding of Babcock's professional culture and its commitment to delivering what they say the are going to deliver is essential, as our success is built on our reputation in delivering a first class service.

Business Management Graduate, Operations at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Ensure you get involved with as many projects and jobs as you can.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you prepare but don't over prepare.

Project Controller, Defence and Security at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research. If you understand Babcock's key customers (Defence), you will understand the kind of key competencies and personality traits that will resonate well with assessors. This should give your hints as to which skills and hobbies etc. to highlight in more detail on your application.

Interview Advice:

Babcock values it's in depth understanding of the military as one of it's key assets. I would recommend familiarising yourself with the basic workings of the Army, Navy and RAF, as well as some key information regarding Babcock's contracts with aforementioned customers.

My interview was an assessment day with about 10 other people. This is where you will do various team and individual activities to demonstrate your capabilities.

Business Management Graduate, Defence Training at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Most people won't have heard of Babcock before they apply, make sure you do your research and get an understanding of the projects that Babcock are involved with.

Interview Advice:

Do your research; make sure you have read up on Babcock and the qualifications that you will be working towards if you do get a place on the scheme.

Group Management Accountant, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you research the company fully, understand the complexity of the business and some of the potential roles you could be undertaking.

Interview Advice:

Again make sure you fully research the company, come prepared. Go the extra mile in really getting to know some of the projects Babcock has been a part of, this will set you apart from other candidates.

Business Analyst, Media Services at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

If you get a positive gut feeling from reading around the company and applying for the role then it is likely that the company is going to suit you. Be willing to be flexible when you think about getting the job. Opportunities that present themselves throughout the scheme will often require you to make some sort of sacrifice or take a bit of a leap of faith, but you have to be willing to do it.

Interview Advice:

Know the stock price of the company on the day of your interview. Babcock is very passionate about it's values and principles, so make sure you know these inside out and make reference to them as well as any Babcock specific buzz words you see on the website.

Business Management Graduate, London at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Sell the value you can add as a graduate to the business and the contracts that you would work. Include your experiences and how it relates to the company.

Interview Advice:

Research the company, the role you want, and relate to your own personal experience.

Business Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and know your subject area.

Interview Advice:

As above.

Finance graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest and yourself with the company. They like you to be open with them. Also be willing to be flexible.

Busisness Management Graduate, Business Management at Babcock International Group
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Application Advice:

Babcock looks for hard working individuals and people prepared to relocate. You should demonstrate this in your application. As with all job applications, you should demonstrate that you have done some prior research on the company, pick something out that Babcock works on that particularly interests you.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - the finance assessment centre I attended had a drinks/dinner with my fellow candidates and the assessors. Since it starts off socially you need to be yourself and show you are a normal person, a lot of people on my table kept to themselves and aren't working at Babcock now (2 days is also too long to pretend being someone else). Working in finance whilst studying for a professional qualification is quite a demanding combination, a lot of the interview was based around testing if I was someone who could handle this pressure/workload. You won't get offered a job just by knowing a lot about the company but again I must stress the importance of doing some research on the company. Babcock works in such a variety of sectors that if you do some research you can really show off how much you know in the interview.

Finance Graduate, Treasury and Tax at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Benefit from Flexi-time, training available to graduates, salary is great in comparison to other graduate schemes.

Worst:

Lot of company politics, and high level approvals required for almost everything takes away autonomy from employees.

Business Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Good opportunities to build a strong network
Good opportunities to be put out your comfort zone and try new things
Fantastic network of other graduates
Development opportunities
The chance to realise which department you would really want to sit in longer term

Business Operations Management Graduate, Business Operations Management at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The large scale of work going on across the country and aboard, there is a small chance you'll be able to capitalise on those opportunities but they are there for the right people at the right time. The vast network of skills and experience in the company which you can tap into if you have a particular problem. The company is well set up to provide mentor support and training to get chartered.

Worst:

The lack of senior level interaction and opportunities to discuss the company's strategy and direction for the future to the workforce. It can be difficult to visualise how all the teams and projects fit together and how they interact to provide a service to the customer.

Technology Analyst, Innovation and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Training and support towards professional registration.

Worst:

The number of processes can become confusing.

Project Manager, Estates at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Very conscious of ethics and responsibility
Big emphasis placed on personal development and training
Respect held for graduates

Aerospace Engineering Graduate, Aviation – UK Military Air at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Large company with a great supporting environment. People are open to help even when you do make mistakes.

Worst:

Sometimes processes can be very slow, new ideas could take a while to be implemented or even approved.

Graduate Aerospace Engineer, Aviation at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The work we do is of critical importance to the customers we deliver to, so what you're doing matters.

Worst:

Communication between business units can sometimes harm progress

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Best:

My local team are really supportive, friendly and helpful. The team work is great.
There are opportunities for international working and development is good. You are able to move between different teams.

Worst:

Although you can work with different teams, this can only really happen within your 'division'. Although the graduate website has pictures of police cars, helicopters, planes, ships, if you are in the marine division then you are in the marine division. Cross divisional placements are rare and not really encouraged. It's a little disappointing that the collaboration across divisions isn't good enough to allow graduates to easily experience different areas as they move through different graduate placements.

Commercial Officer (previous Commercial Graduate), Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Getting the chance to work with amazing people with lots of experience to learn from - Babcock is definitely a people company, everyone is always willing to help.

Diversity of the business allows for varied and challenging projects - always makes work exciting.

Babcock actually does place a lot of importance on graduate development and invest a lot in their graduates.

Business Operations Management Graduate, Aviaition at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Everyone is really nice and extremely helpful.

Worst:

Technological innovation is difficult and slow

Procurement Bids and Mobilisation Graduate, Procurement at Babcock International Group
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Best:

People and the working team
Flexible working hours
Location
Development opportunities

Worst:

Burdensome policies
Lack of cohesion throughout the group
IT systems
Top heavy management

Assistant Project Manager, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Good internal opportunities, strong networking connections with the company, flexibility with work locations.

Fleet Project Management Support, Aviation at Babcock International Group
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Best:

You get an insight into industry areas that you would never otherwise see;
Annual performance based pay rise;
Employee led support networks across the company (Pride, Women's and Young Professionals);
Flexible hours . In my part of the Company, you can accrue an additional 3 days off and carry over 5 from the previous year as well as have a half day on Friday!

Project Management Graduate, DST at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Good benefits, understanding HR department - willing to accommodate individual needs. Lots of support for career progression, if you are motivated to seek it.

Worst:

Not very environmentally friendly, many departments can be old fashioned.

Project Management Graduate, Marine System Support Partner at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Highly skilled workforce - some of the most technical in the industry
Opportunities to work abroad
Travel opportunities
Wide variety of work

Worst:

Not in the public eye

Graduate Operations Manager, International Growth at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Challenging work environment where I am constantly learning new skills.

Technology and Innovation Graduate placement, Business Operations Management graduate at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Graduate Scheme - It has been the foundation for everything I have achieved since I joined.

Working Hours - Flexible and realistic expectations of employees

Progression - Babcock are not afraid to progress junior employees into senior positions

Worst:

Lack of diversity - There is a lack of diversity within Babcock. However, the graduate scheme does buck this trend somewhat.

Politics - I have found that egos and politics unfortunately exist at Babcock and it can effect your influence, especially as a graduate.

Restructuring - Frequent company wide restructures have complicated things and can cause confusion.

Benefits Package - Little to no benefits on offer to employees.

Assistant Bid Manager, Major Bids at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Babcock is a huge company with plenty of opportunity to work internationally. They treat graduates very well and open up the company to us so much so that I have regularly spoken to directors and executives.

Worst:

The company is split into 4 sectors, Land, Marine, Aviation and Nuclear. I work in the Land sector and had to choose which sector I would like to work for when I applied. I chose land as I thought this would give me the best chance of securing the job however I didn't realise that moving between sectors is quite difficult and communication between sectors is unheard of.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Quality Improvement Team at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Exposure to Senior management through the Graduate Scheme
Networking Opportunities to make senior contacts for future
Very well known Company within the Engineering world
Diverse opportunities and contracts to be part of

Worst:

Cross Sector movement very limited
Considerable re structuring happening often

Graduate Mechanical Engineer – Land Sector, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Support
range of work

Worst:

Size can be challenging

Business Finance Graduate scheme, Accounting at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Very friendly colleagues
Massive contracts that effect peoples lives
Strong set of company values

Worst:

A lot of modernisation to be done, which is a good opportunity for graduates.

Business Operations Management, Graduate at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Gets involved in high-profile projects within the nuclear industry.
Well established graduate programme with mentoring, placements within the business and secondment opportunities.

Worst:

Silo culture - business units and teams in different geographical locations don't engage with each other as much as they could.

Graduate Technical Specialist, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Welcoming and helpful experienced people.
Babcock is involved in a wide range of business areas and project which provide different career opportunities for employees.

Worst:

It is not very common for graduates to be sent to different courses to gain professional accreditation
Not susceptible to change.

Business Operations Management Graduate, Information Assurance at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Collaborative culture where almost everyone is generous with their time.

Worst:

Lack of systems and processes to get onto external training.

Business Growth Graduate, Emergency Services & Training at Babcock International Group
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Best:

A fantastic graduate scheme that gives a broad range of meaningful experience and provides lots of good soft skills training too. There is very rarely any menial 'gradmin' work - graduates take on operational responsibility very quickly and are expected to work hard and contribute to the team, but at the same time receive plenty support and guidance when required. In short, you're well looked after!

Worst:

Slightly outdated practices - lots of print-outs for meetings, and seem to me to be behind in the uptake of emerging technology such as additive manufacture and VR.

Mechanical Engineer, Design & Build at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The support each employee receives.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Large budget, lots of resources, international opportunities and

Worst:

Declining share price due to shrinking MoD budget.

Mechanical Design Engineer, Energy & Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Long term stability

Progression and Responsibility

Worst:

Aging infrastructure and facilities, but is being corrected with new facilities over time.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Submarine Support Management Group at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Operates the largest dockyard in Europe and is the only one capable of refuelling nuclear submarines.
Very close relationship with the customer.

Worst:

General poor work ethic in the business.
Heavily unionized, which tends to hinder development and innovation.
Promotion is based on time served and not necessarily merit.
Poor and inconsistent pay when compared to elsewhere in the company.

Work in Way Controller, Marine Warships at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Regular graduate pay review
Opportunity to travel
Training
Support for chartership and further learning
Good trade unions

Worst:

Worse progression opportunities when off the graduate scheme
Fewer pure technical roles/ harder to come by

PGMU SI Acceptance Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The scale and scope of the work available.

Interesting engineering on a variety of projects across the defence sector.

The support available to progress towards professional accreditation.

Training opportunities available.

Worst:

Only standard (25 days) levels of leave and a relatively restricted flexible working hour system.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

They really look after us. Great salary, great holiday, flexi time, good pension, a rewards scheme that gets you discounts around the city, great work life balance as you can't take military work home!

Worst:

Some workers don't realise how good they have it..

Graduate Naval Architect, Various: Project Management, Naval Architecture, Nuclear, Structures. at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Global company.
Well known.
Good reputation.
Good atmosphere/ working environment.

Worst:

Outdated facilities in some areas.
Playing catch up in terms of technology.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Handling Team at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Flexible working and being able to manage my own time.

Being able to move between placements to experience different parts of the company.

The different training courses on offer

Worst:

Inconsistency's in what flexible working means across the business.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Please see previous answer.

Worst:

Please see previous answer.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Best:

There is a very friendly work environment and there is an emphasis on work/life balance.

Worst:

Depending on the company sector or team you're part of, opportunity for international travel is limited, but not impossible.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Large company
Lots of opportunities
Provides support and encouragement for chartership
Long term projects
Job assurance

Worst:

Aging workforce who can be resistant to change
Process heavy

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

- Flexible working available;
- Assisted travel service;
- Actively promotes STEM as a career choice;
- Professional development opportunities;
- Encourages graduate development and participation.

Worst:

- Poor communication;
- Graduate development programme is not suited for engineers who aim to become technical professionals.
- Several differences between the sites within the business, in terms of pay structures and benefits.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Learning and Development at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Working with really passionate and driven people, internationally.

Project Manager, Organisation Development at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Fascinating environment
Always new challenges/contracts

Worst:

Lack of visibility on what other sectors are doing

Business Operations Management Graduate, Operations at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Real credibility in the work that I do and they have a very transparent, just culture and emphasis on Health and Safety of employees.

Worst:

A large organisation made up of many smaller business units, which makes a Babcock approach difficult to define and Babcock wide initiatives hard to implement. The reverse is also true in that capabilities and expertise within one unit is difficult to transfer across sectors and units.

Engineering Project Management Support, Engineering Project Management at Babcock International Group
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Best:

They invest in graduate development. Good pay and benefits. One of the best engineering services companies in country.

Worst:

Can get easily lost or forgotten about in a big company. Constant money saving has a huge impact on employee moral.

Graduate Mechanical Engineering, Fleet Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

breadth of opportunities
level of responsibility

Worst:

So may skills and contracts you may never know everything that the company does

Business Operations Management Graduate, Aviation at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Great opportunities to work in different locations and different teams.

Interesting training modules to develop general business skills.

Good opportunities for networking with other graduates.

Great salary and expenses policy.

Worst:

Large age gap between graduates and most engineers within the company.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Generous salary. Potential for interesting work. Always bidding for more work so chances to get involved in the bid teams.

Worst:

Large company so very possible you will get lost in the crowd. Quite hard to keep up with who is in charge at higher level management.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine Sector at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Wider range of opportunities
International business

Bidding and Strategy Graduate, Bidding and Strategy at Babcock International Group
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Best:

multiple locations, some international
big engineering projects
good pay,
skilled workforce,
good reputation

Worst:

investment needed in some infrastructure
some of the buildings are heritage sites so cannot be upgraded/ updated
most of the technology is not as new as you would think but this is mainly due to the age of the assets which we work on (Navy assets)

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Benefits Package, Employment Schemes and Compensation.

Worst:

Whilst the working hours are excellent and consistent, I feel more can be done to achieve improvements to the policy on flexibility.

Commercial Officer, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Commitment to graduate training.
Interesting and engaging projects.

Worst:

Can be stuck in its ways in some instances

Project Management Graduate, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Varied job opportunities and scope to work up the chain of command

Worst:

Antiquated systems and processes.

Senior Project Engineer, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Complex work with real impact. Culture is good. People of all levels can and do get involved with higher ups and their decisions.

Worst:

Some major inefficiency's from poor communication, a big business issue not necessarily a Babcock issue.

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

job security

Worst:

slow to adapt

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Varied at Babcock International Group
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Best:

They are an international company so there are potential opportunities throughout the world.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Structured progression routes
Sponsorship towards becoming chartered engineer

Worst:

Babcock's star seems to be waning - the share price has tumbled consistently since joining in 2017.
Recruitment policy lacks diversity awareness - could be more diverse as a company.

Mechanical Engineer, Concept Design at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Interesting and varying work carried out allows for greater breadth of experience and control over progression.

Worst:

As company is very large some processes can be slow.

Graduate Electical Engineer, Energy & Marine (Rosyth) at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Good work/ life balance and managers with open door policies and are more than willing to support you through daily tasks and development.

Worst:

Currently going through a number of changes to make sure that organisation remains competitive in the future. Can be difficult to keep up with the number of organisational and process changes. Some are often frustrated and appear geared to elongate the process needed to make requests.

Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The company is very large which gives great opportunities to meet people, and a whole host of internal training. The projects are most large and interesting which means there is always a new challenge with a good selection of work being one of a kind unique challenges which must be overcome.

Worst:

There can be a lot of politics due to the size of the company with people trying to work their own agenda rather than working towards one over arching common goal. This can be very frustrating at times and get in the way of actual work being done.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Varies at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Development opportunities offered, especially on the Graduate scheme - are some of the best out there.

Worst:

When project work dries up you often have to make up work to do - good for development.

Graduate, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Great support network for graduates
Real responsibility given from day one
Very diverse business, largest engineering services company in the UK
Many opportunities, Land, Marine, Aviation and Nuclear engineering

Worst:

Social life could be lacking since graduates are spread throughout the country and placements could be at offices where the colleagues are typically much older and have families of their own to attend to.

Graduate Aerospace Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Competitive salary

Flexible working

Chances for international work if desired

Worst:

Not easy to collaborate between sectors

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Its size means there are lots of opportunities.

Worst:

It is somewhat lagging behind the times with certain elements such as IT, working environment etc.

Babcock International Group
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Best:

Pay
The SW of England is beautiful location, with cheap housing.
Big onus/drive on you attaining CEng
The nature of work is very unique/high end

Worst:

The nature of the nuclear/defence work means as a grad you don't always have a lot of work due to training/competence requirements.

Graduate Safety Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

- Support: I've been given endless support from all the people I've met in the Dockyard. There's a real culture of helping to develop graduates, so it definitely makes you feel welcome.
- International opportunities: There are some great international opportunities which have been opened for graduates.
- You feel quite looked after if you have any problems both in work and outside.

Worst:

- Communication: Sometimes there can feel like a lack of communication between the higher powers and people on site. You hear more about issues from other members of staff than actually hearing it from the higher powers themselves which can be a little confusing as you're not sure what to believe!

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, N/A at Babcock International Group
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Best:

They look after you, great place to begin your career if you can get yourself involved and find something that you are interested in.

Worst:

Don't have full flexi time and location is a bit far away from my family and friends.

PGMU Electrical Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Wide range of available roles.
Many interesting areas of work (ships, submarines, unique infrastructure).

Worst:

Progression up to chartership is fairly fixed (could be seen as good if you're worried about not being able to get pay rises).

Graduate Civil Engineer, Engineering services at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Lots of job opportunities
Exciting projects

Worst:

Very antiquated

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Working on Warships and submarines is fascinating and a totally unique sector of the industry.

Worst:

The location.

Graduate Naval Architect, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Opportunities in this country and abroad.
Pay.
Training.

Babcock International Group
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Worst:

The dockyards have serious cultural issues

Electrical Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

- Being a part of something important.
- Being International.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Opportunities/Structure

Worst:

Company culture is very slow and stuck in its ways

Graduate Engineer, Graduate at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Multidiscipline company with plenty of opportunities.

Worst:

Not susceptible to change.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Pay reviews happen on a bi yearly basis. This means the wage is always moving in the right direction.

Worst:

Multiple sites and large company. The company is vast in terms of locations and people employed. This can sometimes mean rarely interacting with the same people and having to introduce yourself and your team on a regular basis as often people aren't aware of the work being undertaken by other locations / teams.

Supportability Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Professional accreditation

Worst:

As contractors to the base, a lot of project implementations are constrained by a third party's budget.

Mechancial Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Working for Babcock has been challenging and has allowed me to learn a lot about myself in the short amount of time I have worked here. The company has invested heavily in graduates, and we have regular training as a graduate cohort. The graduate development training gives us the opportunity to consider issues within the organisation/ maritime sector as a whole, working within teams and presenting ideas to directors and senior management. Although this sounds daunting, it was a highly rewarding experience, and enabled graduates to network with people across the organisation.

Worst:

The company has been going through a money-saving process, which has seen processes become more complicated in the short time I have been with the company. This has been somewhat frustrating and there is a risk of change being made for the sake of making change.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Maritime Support at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Global -variety of opportunities in different sectors.

Worst:

Lengthy process behind change.

Graduate Naval Architect, Strategic Development at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The working hours
Challenging Work
Good flexible graduate scheme

Worst:

Currently job security is a bit of a worry

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

1) Large, well-respected employer with an international presence.
2) Supportive graduate development team.
3) Plenty of experienced people around who are almost always happy to offer help and advice if you need it.

Worst:

1) As with any large company, it's far too easy to get caught up in bureaucracy.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Devonport Royal Dockyard at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Project diversity
Supportive working environment
Professional Development

Worst:

Distribution of responsibilities across a range of disciplines and professional levels.

Graduate Naval Architect, Energy and Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Large International Corporate mean many career paths possible throughout the world.

Worst:

Size can mean people get in the way of each other.

Babcock International Group
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Best:

The grad scheme means that you can see different parts of the Dockyard and find the permanent job that you are best suited to

Worst:

The work on some placements has little to do with engineering and is difficult to really invest in, to get the most out.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Many opportunities for competent and driven graduates

Worst:

Sometimes a lack of structured processes / procedures leave you making things up as you go along (in business dev / improvement) depts.

Physicist, Nuclear at Babcock International
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Best:

A wide range of business areas and project.
An international organisation

Aviation at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Big international focus.

Worst:

Very short-term based, all ideas raised have to reap their benefits in the short term.

Graduate Aerospace Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Cavendish Nuclear and Babcock as a whole care about their staff. I have had some rough personal times whilst working for this company and they have supported me above and beyond expectation every time. Irrespective of the other positives working at this company, their support network is second to non and the main reason I hope to stay at Cavendish Nuclear for a long time.

Babcock are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant meaning they will support all reservist employees and provide an additional 10 days special paid leave for those going on reserve service training.

Worst:

The company pension plan

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear Ltd at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Place a large emphasis on safety, mental wellbeing, employee happiness, work-life balance. Get involved in some fascinating projects.

Worst:

Lack of focus on innovation / R&D, although this could be typical of a nuclear services provider.

Graduate Technical Specialist, Cavendish Nuclear – Science & Hazard Management) at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Variety of work available.
Structured graduate scheme to show how to attain Chartership.
Flexible working scheme.
Good group of people who are always happy to help.

Worst:

Potential to move long distances at short notice.
Occasionally there can be long wait times in projects due to the highly regulated nature of the nuclear industry.

Graduate Engineer, Mechanical at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Flexible working hours and holiday allowance.

Worst:

Change can sometimes be slow in Engineering.

Project Management Graduate, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

local and international opportunities, bespoke work

Mechanical Design Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The company has a strong focus on Graduate training and Development.

People are always willing to offer you there time.

Exposure to senior members of the company.

Flexitime system, half day Fridays.

Worst:

Poor communication between business units.

High staff turnover.

Fire fighting pre-existing issues can make day to day work stressful, which leaves less time available improving inefficient processes.

Business Graduate, Rotational Graduate Programme at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Involved with an exciting area of engineering with opportunities to work on impressive and complex assets.

Worst:

Lack of innovation and development to improve output and increase stimulation and moral within the company.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Scheme at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The people. Babcock hires good people who are friendly and always willing to help regardless of their managerial station. If you have a suggestion for business improvements, managers will take the time to listen and provide feedback and not shoot you down because you're a graduate.

Babcock are proud of what they do and are also proud of their employees. They recognise the importance of health & safety and diversity with the organisation so have developed plenty of initiatives and strategies to support this.

Worst:

You will find that the processes and systems vary between offices and business sectors which can be frustrating.

Business Operations Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Babcock Is invovled in various markets. Flexible working hours and earn a decent salary.

Worst:

The general public is not aware of Babcock.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Very open company to move and diversify as you want

Worst:

sometimes can take time to organise things

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Opportunities and support

Worst:

sometimes location and work can be slow depending on what department you are in and at what time.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Babcock provide clear career progression and really help with your professional development. Also, frequent pay progression (on top of a great starting salary) is definately a good point!!

Worst:

If you travel to work via car, parking can be an issue. Babcock do not provide a sufficent amount of parking for the staff an Devonport, which can lead to parking further away and walking. This isn't great when we already start so early.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Flexible Working Hours.

Project Management Graduate, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Excellent career progressions and responsibilty for graduates from day 1

Worst:

-

Factory Transformation Engineer, Factory Group at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The company is so large that the oppurtunities available are vast - you just need to go and grab them!

Worst:

The company is so large that the procedures/policies can be complex and sometimes difficult to apply.

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Best:

The growth of the company means there are constantly opportunities.

Worst:

Some elements of the company regarding culture are still a little old fashioned, but I know for a fact that these are trying to be addressed.

Business Management Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Large company providing endless oportunities

Worst:

Takes time to get noticed in such a large company.

Graduate Naval Architect, Site Development Team at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Work in a wide variety of industrys and sectors, both locally and internationally.

Worst:

Slow pace at times due to the industrys that the company work in.

Graduate Engineer, Network Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The size - there are lots of jobs and opportunities on just the Devonport Site but even more across the company. There will always be good job security and promotion opportunities.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Submarine Support at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The support of people around you is amazing. Everyone wants you to do well so will help you progress and give you all the support you need.

Worst:

You're the new person every few months for placements. So you need to be able to be okay with that.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Ship Concept Design at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Career prospects, work life balance, challenge

Worst:

Time pressures, long projects

Production Controller, Marine at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Opportunities to progress and build a career

Worst:

Nothing

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Very flexible company, offers a great graduate scheme, holds interesting projects and gives you large responsibility to allow you to develop

Worst:

Nothing really bad to say

Graduate Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

FTSE 100 company, lots of opportunity

Worst:

Most of the work is based in plymouth

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Some nice benefits such as share shceme, cycle to work e.t.c.
A lot of financial capital to pay for trainign coursesand expenses e.t.c

Worst:

In efficient and change slowly

Systems Engineer, CISR at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The company supports its people, particularly graduates, with training.

Worst:

Working on an old site brings it own challenges, which can sometimes be frustrating (e.g. if the heating fails), but it also means there's a lot of history.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Opportunity to work all over the country or world with no limit to how far you can go within the organisation.

Worst:

You can feel like a very small piece of a very large machine.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Devonport Royal Dockyard at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Large company that prides itself in investing in its peoples' development.

Worst:

Change comes slowly due to the size of the company.

Graduate, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Good atmosphere, great learning opportunities as a graduate

Project Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Large, lots of opportunity. Work is interesting and makes a difference to the country's defences. The career choices are vast. Nuclear engineering. Graduate scheme is extremely supportive and helps work towards chartership.

Worst:

Beaurocracy, big company syndromes, communication issues, aging workforce.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

get to work with amazing pieces of engineering equipment.

Worst:

not at the front line of technology

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Defence at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Progression opportunities.
Variety of work opportunities.
Secure Job that trains you well.

Worst:

Location isn't the most lively.

Senior Support Engineer, Warships at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Well paid and looked after well

Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Handling Team at Babcock International Group
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Best:

There are many oppotunities within the company, ranging from the wide variety of projects occuring onsite to the chances to progress within the company.

Worst:

The area of the company i work in covers 3miles and the internal bus is a s frequent as you'd sometimes like, so you have to plan around meeting times your travel across the yard. If the weather is bad its not so fun having to walk 20mins.

Graduate Safety Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Best:

A very driven company with clear aims and objectives for both growth and sustainment.

Worst:

The size of the company limits some of the flexibility that a smaller company may offer (e.g. flexible work arrangements).

Constructive Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The company support their staff through their entire time with Babcock and enable them, should they ever want to leave, to leave with the best foundation possible.

Worst:

With Babcock being so big and operating in so many sectors it's sometimes hard to keep up with what the company is doing but the quarterly briefs go a long way to keeping you informed.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

An internationally recognised company certainly helps with the CV and opportunities to work elsewhere in the world.

Worst:

The complexity of operations mean that getting simple tasks done can take a long time.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Nuclear Facilities at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Working for such a large company gives the benefit of internal progression easily

Worst:

Lack of international work and internal transfers are hard

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Best:

A large company such as Babcock provides the sort of benefits that a small company can't.

Worst:

In a large company it can be more difficult to get messages effectively passed from top to bottom in the management chain.

Senior Project Engineer, Laid Up Submarines at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Good working environment, good levels of responsibility and progression within a strong, reputable company in the defence sector.

Worst:

salaries are not as competitive post-graduate scheme, plus locations can be remote sometimes depending on role.

Commercial & Supply Chain Graduate, Commercial and Supply Chain at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Opportunities in wide range of departments, business sectors and geographical locations, including worldwide

Finance Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The support and training opportunities available. The exciting nature of the work.

Worst:

The pace of the work and the bureaucracy.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The company provides lots of training for graduates, it also expects a lot from their graduate intake.

Worst:

Once finishing the grad scheme, the progression route becomes less clear and pay rises much less frequent.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Babcock Bristol at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Provides lots of opportunities if you are proactive to go for them and supportive of personal development.

Worst:

It is a traditional company in terms of management and hierarchy but this is beginning to change as the company modernises.

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Very encouraging environment for developing engineers, great opportunities for development

Worst:

Very niche product to design and build.

Graduate Assistant Mechanical Engineer, Defense Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

- Unique engineering opportunities available.
- Training opportunities.
- Professional development support.
- Rewards package.

Worst:

#NAME?

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Scheme (Various) at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Supporting development of staff

Worst:

Pace of work

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The range of different work we do. The graduate scheme allows us to take advantage of that as well; we are encouraged to move roughly every 3 months for the first 2 years, so we can gain experience in many different areas.

Worst:

The occasional lack of things to do due to work being contract-based.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The size & opportunities available

Worst:

The company has grown quickly in a short amount of time. sometimes it feels like a lot of smaller business' run side by side instead of 1 big company.

Business Management Grad, Business Management Grad at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Culture

Worst:

Internal Communication

Business Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Lots of opportunity and can afford to support graduate training and secondments.

Worst:

Very large and impersonal at times. Also broken into disconnected parts which do not always communicate.

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Best:

Iit's impressive growth, the range of sectors in which it works, the internal networks it allows you to build.

Worst:

Lacks innovation.

Commercial Manager, Commercial at Babcock International Group
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Best:

The people - everyone from the cleaners and kitchen staff, to engineers and technical staff, to the CEO are approachable, and will be willing to help answer your queries and challenges.

Worst:

As with any company this large, it is initially difficult to get to grips with the internal structure, but with every month that passes, and the more people you meet, this becomes less and less daunting.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Unlimited oppurtunity to shape your career the way you want with a great variety of placments throughout every division of the business.

Worst:

As the company is so wide ranging, it is hard to keep up to date with the hierarchy structure and changes.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, E&MT at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Operates in quite a niche market, which provides the opportunity to get involved with some really interesting and impressive projects.

Worst:

On the other hand, the large size of the company and the way it operates may make it difficult to gain an appreciation of everything that goes on in the company.

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Best:

The keenest to want to develop new engineers and graduates

Worst:

The communication between divisions

Graduate Mechanical Assistant Engineer, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Good flexibility/work life balance

Graduate Assistant Electronics Engineer, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

• They invest in training for their graduates i.e. soft skill training days for teamwork, leadership, presenting, organisation, personality profiling etc.
• Sponsorship available for further education
• They are involved in most engineering sectors and have a large international presence. This gives employees access to a wide range of opportunities.

Worst:

• The size of the business can make it difficult to gain the responsibility you would find early on at a smaller company. This does however allow you the time to focus on developing your skills as an engineer without being pushed into a managerial role.

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Best:

the opportunities available to grow.
All employees are kind and helpful.
flexiblility in worlking hours

Worst:

car parking spaces are at a premium

Business Graduate, at Babcock International Group
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Best:

FTSE 100 compnay working on major contracts.

Worst:

Sometimes you feel like a number due to the size of the organisation.

Graduate Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, Network Engineering at Babcock International Group
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Best:

From my own personal experience the work force are all friendly and respond well to a graduate. Opperunities are offered to you and the capacity for support and development is high if you take the initiative

Worst:

As with most graduate roles if you do not push those around you enough for work there can be lulls in what you are doing and how interesting it is.

Business Management Graduate, Integrated Services at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Excellent reputation; wide ranging expertise with prestigous clients, including the Met, LFB and MoD. Expanding international presence; FTSE 100 company.

Worst:

A very much siloed nature; due to the size of the company communication can be lacking between divisions.

Business Management Graduate, Skill and Learning at Babcock International Group
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Best:

FTSE 100 company. Variety of sectors. Vast range of support and capability.

Business Development, Oil & Gas – Assets at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Large organisation so you get the support if you need it.

Worst:

Can be slow to adopt new technology and working practices

Graduate, Business at Babcock International Group
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Best:

Very friendly and helpful enviroment to work in, coupled with a good benefit package and competitive salary, particularly for a graduate.

Worst:

Reluctance to promote graduates into senior roles early in their career which most other competior organisations do - unwillingness to take the risk.

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