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?
- Colleagues: The people I've worked with in all of my placements have been amazing, they're all so fun but also really keen to help you out with anything if you need it.
- Salary: It's extremely well paid.
- Opportunities: We've all been offered some fantastic opportunities for secondments in Devonport, but also to other sites such as Rosyth or Bristol, with some even abroad in Oman and America!
- Learning: I always feel like I'm learning, and it can be daunting entering a new placement without any knowledge of the area, but everyone is so friendly that you can ask for help or ask for tours to get a better understanding.
- Commute: I live over an hour away from site, so the commute can be difficult. But this is no fault of the company!
- Early starts: The site opens at 7:30, which can be quite a difficult adjustment when you've just finished University!
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £29,000 - £31,000
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?
- Focus on experience in industry, and particularly communication within that and how you've solved any problems or overcome any issues.
- Show your drive and enthusiasm - also any future plans, i.e. chartership, further education, etc.
- Be honest.
- Think about how you could improve as an engineer in working at Babcock, and what you also feel that you could give the company in return.
Do you have any interview tips?
- Just be yourself! It's an incredibly relaxed atmosphere, as the interviewers understand that you're already quite nervous so they purposefully don't try to add any pressure. All they want to know is if they can work with you, so just be friendly and enthusiastic.
- General interview questions (explain a time you've received negative feedback, explain where you've had to deal with difficult people, explain a project you've undertaken, etc.)
- Be completely honest. If you don't know the answer to a question, just be upfront about it, they can tell if you're trying to blag it!
- Do your research on the topic you're given beforehand, know it inside-out, and be aware of its limitations so you can answer any questions confidently.
- Prove that you're willing to work hard!
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