The following is a Graduate Review for Babcock International Group.
Babcock International Group scores 3.9/5 based on 316 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The salary is quite generous for someone fresh out of university. There is potential to work on interesting projects. The site I work on is quite unique so some of the projects I could get involved in would look good on my CV.
Although sold as an engineering graduate scheme, the projects I have undertaken so far are geared more towards project management. In some ways this is okay as I am learning new skills I did not have before. On the other hand, I came into the scheme expecting to be using a large part of my degree but so far this has not been the case.
The culture on the site I work on seems to be very old-fashioned and 'anti-graduate.' On more than one occasion I have heard an established member of staff question why they should be listening to a graduate who has been in the company less than 6 months, even though the ideas they are coming up with could greatly benefit them.
Training received is also quite generic. None of the courses I have attended so far have improved the skills I could use in my daily work life, and nothing has been Babcock specific.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £27,000 - £29,000
Current salary: £27,000 - £29,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Take your time and be yourself. It is quite easy to portray what you think the recruiter is looking for, but you will be found out in the interview if these do not match up.
Do you have any interview tips?
My main piece of advice would be to prepare examples beforehand, showcasing your soft skills. As important as your technical abilities are, the fact that you have a degree tends to be enough to show the recruiter that you have this knowledge.