Some of our projects span multiple markets, multiple locations and multiple clients. That’s a lot of ducks to get in a row. But on our two-year Business Operations Management programme, you’ll learn exactly how we do it. Moving from team to team around the UK, you’ll see how we break the super complex down into clear steps and make sure that everything happens when it should.
WHERE YOU CAN JOIN US
See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Business Operations Management programme for autumn 2017. 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.
CRITICAL SERVICESLearn more and apply
Critical Services is a great place to get broad experience. The team here is focussed on asset management, taking care of epic fleets of critical vehicles and equipment across all sorts of sectors. We’ve even created our own approach to asset management called ALCAMiE. It combines a range of customised systems and processes that deliver services and manage costs over the whole life of an asset – from procurement through to disposal. It’s helped us take a leading role in the mining and construction, airports, and the resilience and emergency services sectors, offering support to customers in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, and Australia.
Whilst we have locations throughout the UK, graduates tend to be based in our Greater London and Birmingham locations, though you need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.APPLY NOW
DEFENCE AND SECURITYLearn more and apply
The three services within the Armed Forces are the big customers for Defence and Security: the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. In fact, we’re the largest supplier of equipment support services to the MOD. That’s a huge range of work for you to get involved in, covering everything from through-life support and end-to-end training to complete asset management solutions. So it’ll come as no surprise that we’re big on graduates having plenty of drive in this area. You’ll need it, with placements covering the whole of the UK and work that could see you undertaking firefighter training one day and undertaking a tank inspection the next.
All graduates in Defence and Security relocate every six months, so you need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme.APPLY NOW
MARINE AND TECHNOLOGY – ROSYTHLearn more and apply
Rosyth might be the most unique of our sites within Marine and Technology. Nearly all our teams have a foothold here, so the range of work is huge. Right now, projects within the oil and gas, renewables and commercial marine sectors are making use of our unique mix of engineering, design and manufacturing skills. In the past year alone, we started work on the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm – a 400 Megawatt (MW) project being built by energy company E.ON, alongside partners in the UK Green Investment Bank plc. It will include 116 turbines, with the nearest located 13km from shore. Alongside these commercial projects, we also take on some warship support work and took care of over 50% of the detailed design for the UK’s new aircraft carriers, the largest and most powerful ships ever built for the Royal Navy. It’s epic stuff. Which is why we look for real team players with the right attitude and technical skills to get involved in projects like these. In return, you’ll get experience in five incredible sectors (naval and commercial marine, renewables, oil and gas, liquid gas equipment, and civil nuclear) and enjoy the support of a dedicated graduate management team.
Your home base will be Rosyth, but your placements may also be in Edinburgh, Tyneside, Bristol, HM Naval Base Clyde or Devonport (Plymouth).
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WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
You might be spotting strategic opportunities for the MOD and other defence organisations to save money, managing big product or service development projects, or helping us land our next multimillion-pound contract.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
You won’t beat the variety of management opportunities and business experiences you’ll get on this programme. Hands-on experience like these will help you really figure out where you want to take your career. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary of £27,000 - £30,000 and our full support to get accredited with a professional institution.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
A 2:2 (Hons) degree in a business-related subject is needed, along with 280 UCAS points (excluding General Studies). You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment) and have a full, clean UK driving licence. Note: for the programme in Rosyth you will require a minimum of a 2:1 BEng (Hons) degree in an engineering subject and a keen interest to develop your knowledge in project and production engineering.
* Depending on location, role and qualifications.