The following is a Graduate Review for Babcock International Group.
Babcock International Group scores 3.9/5 based on 317 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The range of projects we can work on is enormous, Cavendish Nuclear have an astronomic portfolio and the opportunities are plentiful. If you can name a nuclear project in the world, it's likely are that Cavendish Nuclear are involved somewhere along the supply chain.
Cavendish Nuclear and Babcock as a whole care about their staff. I have had some rough personal times whilst working for this company and they have supported me above and beyond expectation every time. Irrespective of the other positives working at this company, their support network is second to non and the main reason I hope to stay at Cavendish Nuclear for a long time.
Babcock are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant meaning they will support all reservist employees and provide an additional 10 days special paid leave for those going on reserve service training.
The nature of project work is that it can be peaks and troughs. Unfortunately, sometimes you can join a project during a trough and have very little to do, alternatively you can join at the height of workload and it feels like the work is never ending.
It's worth remembering that you aren't going to be doing heavy technical engineering in any company all of the time, sometimes you just need to muck in with what work needs to be done. What I will say is that the leadership teams here are very quick to move you to another opportunity once development begins to slow.
The pension for new starters is quite poor.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £27,000 - £29,000
Current salary: £29,000 - £31,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Think about what you bring to the table, everyone applying has a degree. Talk about what makes you special such as hobbies with transferrable skills.
For me, I have been part of the Army Reserve for a number of years. For you, it could be things like volunteering, an interesting placement year or an out of the ordinary part-time/summer job. If you don't have this already and are doing some research now is your chance to get involved in something that can make you stand out from the graduate crowd.
Do you have any interview tips?
First impressions are everything. Turn up smart and well presented. Ripped jeans and Converse are a big no no.
Prepare thoroughly, look at what we are doing as a firm now and what we are planning for the future. I would certainly look at some of the key values and principles that we work to.
Have competency examples (Tell me about a time when...) well prepared and rehearsed in your head before you arrive and don't forget to answer in the STAR format.
Be confident, everyone in the room is nervous. Keep focussed on your preparation and ensure that you don't let the nerves affect your clarity.
Practice group exercises with current colleagues or friends.
Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey