Project Management

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


Across the UK

Closing Date

January 15, 2024

About the programme

Getting things to happen how they should, when they should, safely and within budget is both a science and an art. On this programme, you’ll learn exactly how it’s done.

This two-year programme will help enable you to achieve your project management ambitions whilst rotating on four placements that have a duration of six months each. We will support you and your development within the Association for Project Management (APM) framework, working towards formal Project Management qualifications.

Over the course of the programme, you will undertake placements on real projects, assignments and formal qualifications. You will also receive mentoring from some of the top project professionals within the industry to develop your project management skills, as well as further develop your soft skills.

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Project Management at Babcock

Expect to work on many different types of projects across our organisation – from design to construction, in-service support and maintenance and capability enhancement projects.

Whatever the task at hand, risks need to be identified and managed, stakeholder requirements satisfied, and the whole assignment planned and delivered safely on time and to budget.

Along the way, you’ll develop strong relationships with a range of colleagues in areas such as: engineering, commercial, financial and procurement and business winning functions. With that professional network behind you, you’ll have everything you need to tackle anything that comes your way.

What you'll need

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • To have strong numeracy, literacy, and communication skills.
  • Many of our early career 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 Project Management 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 – as our different business areas have sites across the UK, placing our specialism closer to the customer. However, we will work with you to understand your individual circumstances and will review business need in light of with individual situations where we can.

Placement locations are likely to be based at the following sites: Plymouth, Bristol, Warrington, Belfast, Clyde, Rosyth and Glasgow. We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion and are therefore able to offer a small number of candidates the opportunity to rotate within the South West region throughout the programme.

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