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*Minimum £32,500. Salary is dependent on location, role and qualifications.


Across the UK

Closing Date

December 14, 2023

About the programme

We’ve secured some of the most extraordinary engineering projects throughout the UK. You’ll continue our ongoing success by providing commercial support to elements of multi-million-pound bids and existing contracts, and through working with our business development teams to identify new opportunities within Babcock.

Our Group Commercial Graduate Programme is a two year programme, focused on developing the next generation of commercial professionals. The programme typically comprises of four placements across the business lasting six months – this could mean working in our Aviation, Land, Marine and Nuclear sectors across the UK.

You will work in an environment that brings out your best. You’ll gain real-world experience working alongside our commercial teams and have a key part to play in shaping the future of our business. The placements that you undertake will support your growth and you’ll get all the training, learning and support you need to accelerate your career. We will also support you gain chartered status as a member of the World Commerce and Contracting (WCC) Association.

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Commercial at Babcock

Your placements could take you to any part of our business, so you’ll need to be UK mobile for this rotational programme. To support you in developing your knowledge and experience across the entire commercial lifecycle, you might be leading elements of bids, managing commercial contracts (including legal aspects), overseeing governance and compliance activities, or spotting new opportunities alongside our business development teams.

As well as developing your technical skills, the programme will support you in the development of essential behavioural skills to allow you to develop collaborative relationships with our customers, partners and other key internal and external stakeholders.

What you'll need

  • A (Hons) degree.
  • Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK ( For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

What you'll get

We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.

In addition:

  • Minimum 25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + agile working* subject to conversation with your manager
  • Generous pension and employee share schemes
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach and volunteering activities, which our graduates find incredibly rewarding in all sorts of other ways.

Your career development

It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.

Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Graduate Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partner Gen Healthy Minds, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.

Where you'll be based

Our Commercial programme for Autumn 2024 is a Group programme and you could be based anywhere in the UK. We ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

Joining a Group Graduate Programme provides you with a unique opportunity to experience various sectors, understand what differentiates their businesses and where the commonalities are. Specifically, you may find yourself in placements at the heart of our Corporate Services, Marine, Land, Aviation and Nuclear sector aligned teams. This is a great foundation for an accelerated career as it will offer you broad experience and wide business exposure.

We ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during the programme – you’ll need to be flexible about your location for these cross-sector roles as our different business areas have sites across the UK, placing our specialism closer to the customer.

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