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 Human Factors 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 – 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.
UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS ROLE BUT IF WE DO NOT MEET OUR REQUIRED QUOTA WE WILL REOPEN THE ROLE SO PLEASE CHECK BACK ON A REGULAR BASIS.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Working as part of multidisciplinary teams, you’ll ensure that we set our staff up for success in terms of having the right equipment, working environment, knowledge, procedures and organisational support to do their jobs safely. You will undertake a wide variety of challenging and exciting projects that cover the full design and safety lifecycle, from concept development through to construction, in-service support and decommissioning, as well as incident investigation and reporting – a rewarding experience that no other employer can provide.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
We’ll match your passions to your skills to help you build a rewarding career as a versatile and highly competent Human Factors professional. When you’re playing such an important role, you need great support to develop – and that’s what you can expect. As well as professional mentoring, we’ll give you the experience needed to become a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist. You’ll also be starting on a competitive salary of £28k - £30k (depending on location, role and qualifications).
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You’ll need a 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in a Human Factors, Ergonomics or related behavioural science subject (e.g. Psychology, Cognitive Science). You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).
* Depending on location, role and qualifications.