WHERE YOU CAN JOIN US
Places on our Aerospace Engineering graduate programme for Autumn 2019 are available in our Aviation sector. All graduates in Aviation relocate every six to twelve months, depending on the discipline, so you’ll need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme.
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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.
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
Over two years, you’ll undertake a range of placements within the Aviation sector. In the first year, you’ll be involved in operations management or engineering operations either in military or civil aviation services. You might be monitoring aviation policy in line with industry regulations or building knowledge of the competence requirements within the business. You’ll develop knowledge of aviation compliance, safety management processes and the safe delivery of aviation services. In the second year, you’ll have the opportunity to be placed into wider business management placements. This could include working with our international supply chain, business development, strategy and capabilities, bidding for new business, contract management or programme management. The possibilities are incredibly varied and how you wish to develop your career will be considered.
Whatever you find yourself doing, you’ll be supported all the way. Mentoring from an experienced manager will ensure you get the right guidance and advice from the beginning of your career. We also place great emphasis on learning and development. You’ll develop knowledge in Lean and continuous improvement, while also building your leadership skills.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
The programme lets you see aviation from an engineering, customer, compliance, commercial, contractual and financial perspective. You’ll bring your knowledge and credibility as an Aeronautical Engineer into developing an aviation business. We’ll help you become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer with a recognised professional engineering institution – and pay you a competitive starting salary of £28k - £30k while you’re doing it. And after the programme, you will be firmly in line for management roles throughout Babcock which is, at its heart, an engineering services company.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
An honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering is vital. You should know the fundamentals of both health and safety and quality management. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).
In addition to the above requirements, the graduate programmes in our Aviation sector span across a number of UK and international contracts, therefore, multilingual skills and international experience are hugely valuable to us. Alongside our UK-based graduates, we are actively looking for candidates that are flexible and willing to undertake international placements and use their existing language skills to add value to our sector. Being able to work with and amongst different cultures and backgrounds is vitally important within our organisation, so please ensure that any language or international experience is highlighted within your CV and application form.
* Depending on location, role and qualifications.