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?
An incredible range of (3-4 month) placements in just about any engineering discipline. Some very intelligent, driven and positive people to work with. The company is very focused on pushing graduates to chartered status and you get high level mentors to guide you.
There is a sense of pride in the work you do, and whilst it may not be as fast paced as some companies and there can be a lot of reactive work to unseen issues this is the way things go in a military maintenance setting. Love it or hate it, you'll be very hard pressed to find a place of work where you have so much choice.
The site is so large and there's so many placements that it can be hard to know what to choose to do (as you choose your own placements after the first 1-2).
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?
There's a psychometric test and you send in CV etc. Make sure your CV is good and edit it to be relevant to Babcock i.e any military experience, maintenance experience, design experience at uni etc. At the end of the day, it's a graduate scheme, they're not looking for the finished article.
Do you have any interview tips?
Be yourself. Be confident. Smile! If you're at the interview then you're qualified for the job, they just want to see what you're like. I was asked some basic technical questions however these analysed your approach to problems not your knowledge necessarily. Plenty of scenario-based questions about past experiences.
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