Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

2 open programmes View all

Salary

£31,000*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Clyde and Plymouth

Closing Date

November 30, 2022

About the programme

Metallurgy and Materials Engineering is integral to the Royal Navy’s fleet of submarines and warships. Over the course of two years, you will experience first-hand the breadth of activities required to support these vessels, working on complex, high-integrity engineering systems. You will investigate new technologies to make these activities more efficient and effective.

Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at Babcock

Working in a discipline with such fundamental importance to platform integrity means that you will experience all parts of a vessel’s lifecycle – assessment of design, development of weld procedures, non-destructive and destructive testing, engineering critical assessment, and failure mode investigations. In the process, you may work with 3D laser/optical scanning for corrosion mapping. There may be opportunity to learn about automatic welding processes involving mechanised and robotic systems, electron microscopy and x-ray analysis of microstructures and fractures, computer tomography with digital radiography, and remotely operated inspections for nuclear systems. In addition to this, there may be chance to work with catapult companies and university research enterprises. You will work alongside experienced metallurgists to gain hands on experience in a fast paced and fluid working environment to build on your academic qualifications.

What you'll need

  • A BSc/BEng (Hons) degree in Materials Science/Engineering, Metallurgy or other Engineering discipline
  • 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 Metallurgy and Materials Engineering programme for Autumn 2023. But no matter which team you join, we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

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 sector 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.

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