A lot of lives depend on the systems we maintain and deliver. So they need to work – even if something goes wrong. Through incredibly intricate system design, we work to ensure that life-critical systems stay safe, no matter what happens. And on this programme, you’ll learn how we do it.
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 Safety Engineering 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.
We are no longer accepting applications for our 2017 intake for this programme. Please take a look around the site to find out more about our graduate programmes and what it’s like to work at Babcock. If you are interested in joining our autumn 2017 intake, keep an eye out early September 2017 when our applications will re-open.
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.
The majority of graduates are based in Devonport (Plymouth) with a small number based in our Bristol and Keynsham offices.
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
You’ve got to get your head around a lot of different factors to spot where the weaknesses might lie. So you’ll be learning about everything from production and manufacturing, to project management, design and safety. You'll also be part of a multidisciplinary team that includes Health Physicists, Engineers and Human Factors specialists working together to ensure that our operations remain safe. You may be working on projects within the commercial marine sector or refits for submarines or warships for the Royal Navy. You’ll train to become a Safety Engineer, helping us identify and control any possible threats to our people and the environment.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
When you’re playing such an important role, you need great support to develop. And that’s what you’re going to get. You’ll be assigned a mentor who’ll help you achieve professional status. And you’ll be starting on a competitive salary of £27,000 - £30,000.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You’ll need a 2:2 BEng (Hons) degree or a 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in Engineering, the Physical Sciences or Behavioural Sciences (e.g. Psychology, Cognitive Science and Ergonomics / Human Factors). 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.