Naval Architecture Graduate Programme
Location: Rosyth, Scotland
Sector/Business unit: Marine

My graduate programme, why I chose it, and why I chose Babcock:
Babcock is a great company, its forward-thinking values and employee focus appealed to me.

The Naval Architecture Graduate Programme offers a vast range of opportunities for me to develop my skills. The Naval Architecture team is utilised across a wide range of marine projects allowing me to build varied and extensive knowledge and experience.

Babcock uses cutting-edge technology in its production processes and to see the way this helps innovate the industry is inspiring to me.

My typical day:
My typical day involves organising my time plan between meetings and my own work. Some days are quieter than others giving me more time to progress my own tasks. Other days I will take part in any range of meetings whether that be for personal or professional development. I’ll have check-ins with my manager or mentor, regular project update meetings to keep everyone on track and in the know, or meetings to present my own work progress.

My favourite part of the job:
I feel a great sense of pride when I complete a project or large piece of work knowing it’s completed to the highest professional standard – be that drawings, calculations, or reports. It’s a great sense of achievement when I go around and inspect the physical work being completed from my drawings. Getting to see the physical product come to fruition is great, especially when that product is a ship and is such an impressive size!

The best project I’ve been involved with so far was dry docking a ship. It was a long process that I was involved in from start to finish. It was such a good feeling when the vessel landed on the dock blocks and had all the water drained out.

The most challenging thing I’ve ever done to date:
Learning to code for a placement was a great challenge for me as my previous university experience was very basic. I was given time to learn and build up my knowledge. I came out the other side confident in coding and eager to further develop and use these skills in my future work.

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Life on the

Naval Architecture Graduate Programme

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