See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Commercial programme for Autumn 2018. 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 – PLYMOUTHLearn more and apply

As part of our Marine sector, our 5,500 strong business based out of Plymouth and Bristol (Keynsham) is a strategic partner to the MOD and the Royal Navy. We undertake 100% of submarine refits as well as 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work. Half of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported in Devonport, Plymouth including Type 23 frigates, the Amphibious Assault fleet and their hydrographic vessels. 


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 Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth, 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.  


AVIATIONLearn more and apply

Babcock delivers critical and vital aviation services in 14 countries across the world. Every day, lives, livelihoods, safety and security depend on the operations we fly and enable. With a long and proud history in providing aerial emergency services and supporting defence aviation, we deliver over 200,000 flying hours each year – providing lifesaving search and rescue flights, emergency operations and support to military air power.


We operate at the heart of UK military flying training and deliver bespoke integrated aviation services. We now also work alongside the French Air Force. Our global oil and gas customers also trust us to deliver critical and bespoke crew-change services to operational platforms.


Our proven expertise and unwavering focus on safe and efficient delivery mean we are a trusted name in defence and civilian aerospace.



All graduates in Aviation relocate every six to twelve months, so you need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme.


CAVENDISH NUCLEARLearn more and apply

Cavendish Nuclear is the UK’s leading nuclear services company, with ambitious plans for growth at home and abroad. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, delivering complex projects across the span of the nuclear lifecycle. Our work ranges from design and build and working-life extensions of existing nuclear plant to the safe decommissioning and remediation of legacy sites. Whether on our own, or with one of our partners, we apply proven experience and trusted expertise to deliver complex solutions. We’re looking for graduates with a wide range of qualities, including high technical skills, good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new circumstances.



You could be based in a number of locations. You’ll probably call Bristol, Leicester or Manchester home, but you could also work from client sites (including nuclear power stations, or Sellafield in Cumbria). 



Your placements could take you to any part of our business. You might be assisting on large bids, working on commercial contracts, or seeking out new opportunities in our Marine, Aviation or Nuclear sectors. And once you have a handle on what we’re about and how we do things, you’ll specialise in an area that suits your strengths and ambitions.


It’s a really exciting time to do business in the UK. So many markets are seeing really interesting – and profitable – work being done. And on this programme, you’ll get a chance to experience some of them. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary of £28k - £30k and our full support in getting accredited with a professional body.


You’ll need a 2:2 (Hons) degree in Business Management, Law or another relevant subject. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment). 

Competitive Starting Salary £28K- £30K
£28K- £30K

* Depending on location, role and qualifications.