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?
1) Good starting salary, especially for Plymouth.
2) You'll be assigned a mentor on your first day who'll help you progress towards professional registration.
3) Graduates are given plenty of responsibility on placements pretty much from day one.
4) Due to the placement-oriented structure of the graduate programme, there's an opportunity to gain experience across a range of areas across the company in a relatively short space of time.
5) Clearly defined career and pay progression structure for the first few years.
6) Obviously dependent on your graduate intake, but often there are great social opportunities and you'll get to know and make friends with your fellow grads easily.
1) Unless you decide to live right next to the Dockyard (in one of the roughest areas of Plymouth), getting to work will be a NIGHTMARE. There's no parking on-site for graduates and the local public transport is appalling. The company have made little to no effort to solve this problem - likely due to the fact that senior management are allowed to park on site, so have no interest in solving it.
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?
Research the role carefully and tailor your CV to it. I can't emphasise this enough.
You'll also need to answer questions on why you want to work for Babcock - think these through carefully and answer not only with what you want to get out of them, but what you believe they can get out of you.
Do you have any interview tips?
It's an assessment centre. As usual with assessment centres, the group work can be dull and stifling due to the need to not show off too much or appear overconfident. Don't neglect it though. Make sure you carefully consider the task at hand and don't be afraid to speak up if you've got a good idea or you feel you can push your team in the right direction.
The interview itself is competency based - practice the STAR method until you're blue in the face and come prepared with plenty of examples from your university and (if applicable) previous work experience.
You may have to do a presentation - use this as your opportunity to shine and really show that you've researched the company and the industry it works in in-depth.
There is now a written test on the day, but that's been brought in since I joined and I don't know what's in it.