Undergraduate Summer Internships

9 open programmes View all

Location

Across the UK

Closing Date

November 30, 2022

Get an incredible summer experience an immerse yourself in our world. It’s not just graduates who get to experience the extraordinary things we do at Babcock. These 10 to 12-week paid internships over the summer holiday give you the opportunity to try out a discipline and see if it’s something you want to do once you graduate.

Nuclear and Marine – Plymouth

(Undergraduates studying STEM based degrees)

What you’ll be doing

You will be based in one of our design, safety or facility management offices working with the teams who maintain the facilities at Devonport, Plymouth to support the MoD and Royal Navy.

What you’ll get out of it

Half of the entire Royal Navy surface fleet is based in Devonport, so you’ll spend your summer getting hands-on with some of the world’s most advanced naval technology. You’ll have a variety of different opportunities, working as part of technical departments, project management or production teams.

What you’ll need

  • To be studying a STEM degree
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
Apply now

Engineering & Science – Mission Systems – Bristol

(Undergraduates studying STEM based degrees)

What you’ll be doing

You will be based in one of our engineering management offices within the Bristol office and could be working on a variety of disciplines such as Mechanical or Electrical or Systems Engineering.

What you’ll get out of it

You’ll spend your summer getting hands-on with some of the world’s most advanced naval technology. You’ll have a variety of different opportunities, working as part of technical departments, project management or production teams.

What you’ll need

  • To be studying a STEM degree
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
Apply now

Nuclear and Marine – Plymouth

(Quantity Surveying)

What you’ll be doing

You’ll work with a variety of different teams in Plymouth. You’ll take on challenges and be given the chance to experience our dynamic commercial business unit. You can expect to get involved in most aspects of a project’s lifecycle associated with the functions of a Quantity Surveyor with a diverse range of projects across our business (£10k to £100m). We will teach you the required commercial and contract management skills needed to excel at all tasks.

What you’ll get out of it

To ensure you get the most out of the experience, you will be assigned a buddy, mentor and manager. You will also have regular performance reviews and attend sessions to help you develop key skills. There will be plenty of opportunity to visit our other sites and meet placement students. During your time with us, you will meet a range of people, from graduates to directors, who will share their experiences and expand your industry knowledge. If you have a successful summer with us, you will be fast-tracked through the graduate assessment process.

What you’ll need

  • To be studying for a degree in Quantity Surveying or a related subject
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
Apply now

Marine – Energy and Marine – Rosyth

(Electrical)

What you’ll be doing

At our Rosyth site, we’re specialists in the design and engineering of complex marine platforms, as well as the lead contractor for the UK Submarine Dismantling Programme. We are also world leaders in the development and supply of Gas Systems. You could be involved in any of these extraordinary engineering projects or you may get involved in something completely new. As long as you are bursting with ideas and enthusiasm, we’ll have something for you to get your teeth into.

What you’ll get out of it

During the summer placement, you’ll get the opportunity to work in a department relevant to your degree subject so you can start putting theory into practice. You can expect to work on current projects where you’ll have real input and learn how to work safely in a workplace environment.

What you’ll need

  • To be in Year 3 (or above) in your studies of a relevant degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
Apply now

Marine-Energy and Marine – Rosyth

(Mechanical)

What you’ll be doing

At our Rosyth site, we’re specialists in the design and engineering of complex marine platforms, as well as the lead contractor for the UK Submarine Dismantling Programme. We are also world leaders in the development and supply of Gas Systems. You could be involved in any of these extraordinary engineering projects or you may get involved in something completely new. As long as you are bursting with ideas and enthusiasm, we’ll have something for you to get your teeth into.

What you’ll get out of it

During the summer placement, you’ll get the opportunity to work in a department relevant to your degree subject so you can start putting theory into practice. You can expect to work on current projects where you’ll have real input and learn how to work safely in a workplace environment.

What you’ll need

  • To be in Year 3 (or above) in your studies of a relevant degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
Apply now

Marine – Energy and Marine – Rosyth

(Naval Architecture)

What you’ll be doing

As a Summer Intern within the Naval Architecture team, based in Rosyth, you will be exposed to various types of vessels, platforms and projects, covering everything from new builds, in service vessels and decommissioning projects. Interacting with live projects present an excellent learning opportunity, a hands on approach is required in many cases. You will work under the direction and mentorship of a Principal Naval Architect experienced in the assigned application. You will have opportunities to collaborate with other team members as well as other areas of business in delivering projects to time and cost. You will be exposed to some unique and exciting software packages which will consolidate your position and understanding of core naval architecture skills. All projects being executed do so with safety as the top priority, you will gain an understanding of how to develop this skillset through practical application. This foundation will allow you to take the next steps into your career.

With that professional network behind you, you’ll have everything you need to tackle anything that comes your way.

 What you’ll get out of it

During the summer placement, you’ll get the opportunity to work in a department relevant to your degree subject so you can start putting theory into practice. You can expect to work within a team environment on current projects where you’ll have real input and learn how to work safely in a workplace environment.

What you’ll need

  • To be in Year 3 (or above) in your studies of a relevant degree in Naval Architecture
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
Apply now

Marine – Energy and Marine – Rosyth

(Marketing and Digital)

What you’ll be doing

Working across the Business Development, New Product Development, Sales and Commercial teams, you will be involved in analysing both core and new markets to ensure the business’ strategy aligns with market and customer demands. There will also be opportunities to get involved in marketing, the development of online customer portal and events.

What you’ll get out of it

During the summer placement, you’ll get the opportunity to work in a department relevant to your degree subject so you can start putting theory into practice. You can expect to work on current projects where you’ll have real input and learn how to work in a workplace environment.

What you’ll need

  • To be in Year 3 (or above) in your studies of a relevant degree in Marketing, Business Management or Digital studies
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
Apply now

Nuclear – Plymouth

(Nuclear Safety Engineering)

What you’ll be doing

As part of the Nuclear sector, our 5,500-strong business based out of Plymouth is a strategic partner of the MoD and the Royal Navy. You could be based in one of our design, safety or facility management offices working with the teams who undertake 100% of submarine refits as well as 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work.

What you’ll get out of it

You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes Health Physicists, Engineers and Human Factors specialists working together to ensure that our operations remain safe. You’ll spend 12 weeks learning about the role Safety Engineering has to play in our company. You’ll have to get your head around a lot of different factors to spot where the weaknesses might lie. So, you’ll be learning about everything from production and manufacturing, to project management, design and safety. You may be working on projects within the commercial Marine sector, or refits for submarines or warships for the Royal Navy.

What you’ll need

  • To be studying for a Science, Engineering or Maths degree
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
Apply now

Undergraduate Summer Internships

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