Mechanical Engineering

8 open programmes View all

Salary

£31,000*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Across the UK

Closing Date

November 30, 2023

About the programme

Mechanical Engineering is not one area, but many. Over the course of two to four years, you’ll get to experience the breadth of our work. You might be tackling submarine design projects or warship refits. Equally, you might be working on complex marine projects, fleet maintenance, rail engineering or nuclear programmes. The possibilities are incredibly varied.

Mechanical Engineering at Babcock

You could work in anything from mechanical design right through to manufacture, installation and decommissioning. Equally, you could work on analysis and problem-solving for existing equipment or systems. What’s not in doubt is that there will be plenty of onsite work, such as implementing designs, finding solutions to installation issues, and liaising with designers and office-based engineers. You’ll also get involved in project management too, engaging with stakeholders, planning delivery and ensuring projects run to budget and programme.

What you'll need

  • A BEng (Hons) degree. And because the programme may be accredited by the IMechE, IET, RINA (RP) and IMarEST, it is desirable that your degree is accredited by one of those institutions too
  • To be able to satisfy our customer’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment).

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 during this development programme. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.

Before You Apply

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Where you'll be based

See below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Mechanical Engineering programme for Autumn 2023. 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.

Cavendish Nuclear is the UK’s leading nuclear services company, delivering complex projects across the nuclear lifecycle. Our work includes supporting delivery of new-build nuclear power plants, extending the working life of existing nuclear plants and safely decommissioning legacy sites. We’re looking for graduates with a wide range of qualities, including high technical skills, good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new circumstances.

You could be based in a number of locations, you’ll probably call Warrington, Bristol, Leicester or Torness home, but you could also work from client sites (including nuclear power stations, or Sellafield in Cumbria and Dounreay in Scotland).

Our Land sector provides vital support for civil and military customers’ large-scale fleets of vehicles and equipment. And we deliver high quality technical training to upskill our clients’ workforce. Whilst we have locations throughout the UK, graduates tend to be based in our Greater London, Midlands or Scottish locations, though you will need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.

We operate in challenging, and often highly regulated environments, providing engineering services that are critical, complex and often bespoke. Our graduates have the opportunity to work across multiple industries in the sector, gaining valuable insight into how we help different customers to overcome their particular challenges.

Our Marine – Defence business, based in Bristol, forms a critical part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500-strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.

Your home base will be Bristol, but some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations.

Our business in Plymouth supports the UK Royal Navy in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and sustaining critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

Depending on your programme your home base could be Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. However, some of your placements may be at other Nuclear or Marine sector locations.

Our business in Keynsham is a key strategic partner to our customers —the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by sustaining the submarines with updates, design and documentation, upgrades and overhauls. We are developing innovative Operations Centres, novel repair techniques, technology insertion programmes, predictive data analytics and visualisation and training aids using games engine technologies.

Your home base will be the Keynsham office in Bristol, but some of your placements may be at other locations.

As part of our Nuclear sector, Babcock’s HMNB Clyde operation works closely with the Ministry of Defence as a commercial partner to provide highly specialist engineering support services. We deliver operational maintenance, upgrades and repairs to support Royal Navy vessels, including Vanguard and Astute-class nuclear submarines based in Scotland.

Your home base will be Clyde Naval Base, but some of your placements may be at other Nuclear sector locations.

At the heart of our Marine sector is our 320 acre Rosyth facility, which is home to one of the largest waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK. At Rosyth we specialise in the design and engineering of complex marine platforms, we support clients with design at whole ship or module level and we bring energy to our customers projects with our integrated design and manufacturing approach. . We work together to ensure navies at home and across the world go to sea safely and are the lead contractor for the UK Submarine Dismantling Programme.

Digital transformation is at the heart of the site’s growth. This is not just a vision for the future but it is now a reality through the Type 31 Frigate programme where further investment in facilities and manufacturing equipment will support the integration of technology and new working practices to create a dynamic, effective and efficient, digitally enabled facility.

To make the most of the opportunities Marine has to offer, you’ll need to have great technical skills along with the drive and aspiration to develop your career to help us deliver our world-class programmes, develop new technologies and offer solutions for our vast range of customers.

Rosyth also hosts our commercial gas handling sector of the business – world leaders in the delivey of customer focused solutions for the transportation and storage of liquefied gas in the marine environment.

Your home base will be our Rosyth facility, however, some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations, therefore you will need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.

As part of our Land sector, Rail supports industry customers in providing a safe, reliable and efficient rail network across Great Britain. As a Graduate you will be based in either Hamilton or Belfast.

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