See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Advanced Manufacturing programme for Autumn 2019. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

MARINE - ROSYTHLearn more and apply

Babcock is a provider of critical engineering services that are integral to our customers’ operations. Our technology, willingness to innovate and track record of improving efficiency provide us with a unique market position. At our Rosyth site, we are specialists in the design and engineering of complex marine platforms, as well as being the lead contractor for the UK Submarine Dismantling Programme and world leaders in the development and supply of Gas Systems. The site – ideally located for access to the North Sea – provides extensive docking and refitting services, and is one of the largest waterside manufacturing facilities in the UK.


Babcock is one of two suppliers of complex Missile Tube Assemblies (MTA) for the UK Dreadnought and US Columbia Submarine programmes. We have a proven reputation for the successful delivery of large-scale and complex projects, including the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers – the largest and most powerful vessels ever built for the UK Royal Navy. HMS Queen Elizabeth left the Rosyth site for sea trials in June 2017, and HMS Prince of Wales will follow suit in 2019. Babcock is in contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group, based in Panama City, Florida, for delivery of the detail design of the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The Babcock scope includes provision of all construction drawings, electrical power distribution design and auxiliary system design.


To make the most of the opportunities Marine has to offer, you’ll need to have great technical skills along with the drive and aspiration to develop your career. Our graduates will have the opportunity to use their knowledge from either their engineering or business degrees to help us deliver our world-class programmes, develop new technologies and offer end-to-end solutions for our vast range of customers.


Your development programme will have a strong focus on undertaking a number of different placements which will be agreed in line with evolving business requirements and provide you with a high level of on-the-job training. You will also be given the fantastic opportunity to network and knowledge share your experiences through our modular two-year Marine sector graduate development programme. Through these experiences you will come to understand the pivotal role you will play in our future success, how we function as an organisation, our internal culture, the importance of our customers and the wider business environment.




Your home base will be Rosyth Dockyard, but some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations. As many of our programmes are available at more than one location you will have the opportunity, at the end of the online application form, to select a second and/or third choice location that you would want your application to be considered for.



You’ll work closely with our production engineering and technical services teams, looking at modern manufacturing techniques, processes and advances associated with Industry 4.0 (e.g. Automation, Smart Sensors, Real-time Data Capture and Analytics, Virtual/Augmented Reality and more). There’s also scope for you to think up ingenious ways of improving our current processes, alongside the opportunity to work with our precision machining and high integrity manufacturing team. As for our innovation projects? Whether it’s internal or one of our collaborations with external research institutions, you’ll have the chance to make a real contribution to them.


You’ll get a proper overview of what we do, which will help you figure out what you love and what you’re good at. Which means at the end of the programme, you can make an informed decision about where to take your career. You’lll also be rewarded with a competitive starting salary of £28k-£30k.


A 2:2 BEng (Hons) degree is vital. Because of the variety of work available, we are happy to look at a number of differing degree disciplines from mechanical, electrical and process engineering – and, of course, if you’ve done something more focused on manufacturing, we’d love to hear from you.
Competitive Starting Salary £28k- £30k
£28k- £30k

* Depending on location, role and qualifications.