Systems Engineering Graduate Programme
Location: Devonport, Plymouth, England
Sector/Business unit: Nuclear
My graduate programme, why I chose it, and why I chose Babcock:
I’m on the Systems Engineering Graduate Programme, based at Devonport in Plymouth.
I chose Babcock because I specialised in nuclear physics during my master’s studies, and Babcock offered the unique opportunity to be involved with mobile reactors aboard submarines.
Working in systems engineering I’m involved in a lot of ground-breaking work. I’m overseeing projects and gaining a lot of knowledge. I can’t think of many other places that offer such diverse and exciting work.
My typical day:
My typical day differs from one placement to another, but generally, my days start with a morning meeting dedicated to discussing our well-being and addressing any work-related concerns. Throughout the day, I may participate in additional meetings related to ongoing work or new projects.
Most of my responsibilities involve providing support for existing projects and exploring opportunities for improvements. I also allocate time to progress towards chartership and ensure that my work aligns effectively with the required criteria.
My favourite part of the job:
My favourite part of the job is understanding and learning more about the dockyard and our operations. I’m learning a lot through my placements, and I’m enjoying finding out more about the work we do, in an exciting and varied workplace.
The most challenging thing I’ve ever done to date:
During my first placement, I was tasked with delivering a presentation on project reviews. This was quite daunting as I was presenting on a subject the audience was already well-versed in. I had to ensure that my points were clear and effectively addressed the subject while keeping to a time limit. Although it was a challenging experience, it was a valuable learning opportunity. The presentation went well, and I am now confident in how to prepare for future presentations.
Learn more about our Systems Engineering Graduate Programme and apply online