Development and support

We partner with Gen Healthy Minds to deliver our Graduate Development Programme

Gen Healthy Minds is a wellbeing and training company that works with our graduates to help them to develop resilience and live happy, healthy and successful working and personal lives.

We have designed a programme packed full of great learning experiences that will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.

Each learning experience will give you practical advice and tools that will allow you to develop yourself and apply this new learning to your life at Babcock in order to be successful on your graduate programme and throughout your career.

The programme is delivered via a series of highly interactive face-to-face and online masterclasses delivered by our Gen Healthy Minds expert team.


When you join Babcock, you’ll be assigned a mentor who will help you navigate your career and provide one-to-one guidance on everything from professional development to networking. Some of the ways a mentor can support you include helping you to develop skills like communication and decision-making, and helping you to identify career goals and develop a plan to achieve them.

Buddy programme

Our buddy programme is a peer-to-peer support system that pairs new graduates with employees who have recently completed their graduate programme at Babcock. The goal of the buddy programme is to help you navigate your new surroundings and give you general support, advice and guidance. Buddies are also a great way to help you connect with others and build new friendships at work.

Early careers support

As well as being assigned a buddy and a mentor, you’ll be assigned a member of the early careers team who will provide you with resources and support during your graduate programme. You’ll have regular catch-ups to discuss your career development at Babcock and provide you with general support and guidance.

“The early careers team are very helpful when it comes to starting up at Babcock. They offer continuous help and support, as well as continuous development talks, where we can learn more about the company and discover how we can improve as an individual to help us reach our career goals.

Being assigned a mentor has been a great benefit as I feel I have guidance from a professional in the industry who will help me with working towards chartership and make sure that I make the most of my graduate programme.”

Tahmid, Electrical and Electronics Graduate Programme


As part of our commitment to supporting our employees, Babcock is delighted to sponsor a number of employee networks within the business. These networks support their members in many ways, including connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential.

Find out more about our networks here.

Social and community life

We have a wide network of apprentices and graduates who join Babcock each year and there is always a social event for you to get involved with. There are also a number of sports and social clubs including cricket, football, running and photography.

“Social events are arranged by the graduate social team to make sure everyone has the opportunity to meet monthly. Social events include anything from go-karting and mini golf to bowling and paintballing.”

Natasha, Business Management Graduate Programme