All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Babcock International Group employees based on 128 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.7/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.3/5
 
Company Culture:
3.7/5
 
Career Progression:
3.8/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.8/5
 

As the UK’s leading engineering support-services organisation, Babcock is the home of epic engineering. We’re a FTSE 100 company with revenue of over £4.8bn in 2016 and an order book and pipeline of over £30bn. Basically, we work on all the complex, critical, cool ‘stuff’.  

We are proud to be a part of a vast range of projects in the UK and around the world, including: providing technical training to all three Armed Forces, ecommissioning major nuclear licensed sites, and ensuring the availability of defence and civil fleets of all kinds. Our reputation for exceeding expectations has seen our service offering expand across five continents and we’re still growing. Whatever the project, our business is based on trust and proven by delivery. 

To deliver the epic projects we work on, we need a lot of people; our global team is over 35,000-strong, offering clients a depth and breadth of expertise that makes us unique in our industry. We design, we build, we manage, we operate, we train, we maintain and we decommission. And because we do, some of the world’s biggest companies and governments are able to continue providing vital services the world relies on every day.

Careers

Engineering and Science programmes:

• Aerospace Engineering

• Civil Engineering

• Electrical and Electronic Engineering

• Health Physics

• Mechanical Engineering

• Naval Architecture

• Physics

• Process Engineering

• Project Management

• Safety Engineering

• Software Engineering

• Systems Engineering 

Business Management programmes:

• Accounting and Finance

• Business Management

• Business Operations Management

• Commercial

• Human Resources

• IT/ IM

• Procurement Management

• Project Management

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Number of Graduate Positions this year
197+

Total number of company employees
Over 35,000

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Locations
Nationwide

Contact Details +44 (0)20 33754179
graduates@babcockinternational.com
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Contact: Rachel Starbuck

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


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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.

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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.

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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!

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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:

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:

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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

, at Babcock International Group
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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.

, at Babcock International Group
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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.

, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group
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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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