Do you know how many parts go into an aircraft carrier? Millions. And into a submarine? Or a nuclear power plant? Everything we do is mind-bogglingly huge and incredibly complex, so our supply chain is world class. Over the two years of this programme, you’ll learn about how we find what we need, partner up with suppliers and make sure our contracts keep everyone on track.
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 Procurement 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.
MARINE AND TECHNOLOGY – PLYMOUTHLearn more and apply
We’re a strategic partner to the MOD and the Royal Navy, helping to improve efficiency at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. Our unique facilities and infrastructure mean that we can undertake 100% of submarine refits, as well as around 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work. Half of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported in Devonport, including Type 23 frigates, the Amphibious Assault fleet, and their hydrographic vessels. That’s the kind of epic engineering projects we take care of. To get involved in them, you’ll need to have a technical grounding in your relevant field, along with the ability to think on your feet and challenge yourself. And because we love to help promote STEM subjects amongst kids, it would be great if you were up for getting involved with our work in local schools.
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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).
WE WORK ON A ROLLING APPLICATION BASIS AND THIS ROLE IS NOW CLOSED WHILST WE REASSESS DEMAND AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS. IF REQUIRED, WE WILL REOPEN, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK ON A REGULAR BASIS.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
As procurement touches every kind of project, you might work in any part of our business. You might find yourself on the team bidding for huge contracts or managing ones we have already won. You might be spotting opportunities for us to do more with less or get more for less. Whatever it is, it will be complex and will make a big difference to important public services.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
You’ll see the price tag behind every element of our epic projects and develop an understanding of whether it’s a good deal or not. With that kind of commercial insight, lots of great roles will be open to you at Babcock after the programme. And while you’re on it, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary of £27,000 - £30,000.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You’ll need a 2:2 (Hons) degree in Business, Economics, Law or a related subject. 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.
* Depending on location, role and qualifications.