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Babcock Early Careers

About the Early Careers Programme

Babcock’s Early Careers Programme has a range of pathways that can help you launch your career, gain first-hand experience, and develop the knowledge and skills that could open up a world of opportunities. Whether you choose to join us as a graduate, apprentice or trainee, an intern or on work experience, you’ll gain a range of experiences, building the knowledge and skills to complement your studies and help you succeed in your chosen profession.

We look forward to working with you to fulfil our Purpose of creating a safe and secure world, together.

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Graduates

Completing a degree takes determination to ‘own & deliver’ and Babcock can provide a comprehensive programme for graduates looking to put their studies to work.

This pathway offers graduates recently-qualified in industry-recognised qualifications, such as engineering and project management, a two-year programme which includes six-month structured rotations and specialised training.

To provide a fully-rounded experience, the programme includes personal development modules, networking opportunities and peer group activities.

Applications are now open!
For further details & to apply

Areas of study:
  • Naval Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics, Electronics
  • Project Management
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Commerce
  • HR
  • Software
Opportunity Locations:
  • Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sydney, New South Wales
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Apprentices / Trainees

Developing skills through hands-on experience combined with external training is a great way to ‘think: outcomes’ and Babcock can guide apprentices and trainees on their journey.

This pathway is for people who want to achieve professional qualifications in technical and business fields through academic and work-based learning.

Aligned with industry standards, apprentices and trainees at Babcock will learn throughout their programme, with potential to work on new and emerging technologies.


Interns

Students in their penultimate year of an industry-recognised qualification are often keen to get into their chosen field before they even graduate, and Babcock is just as keen to help them ‘be courageous’ with that ambition.

This pathway is for students who have not yet completed their studies but are looking to gain real-life experience prior to their final year. Internships are between 10 and 15 weeks to align with the academic calendar and qualification requirements.

From here, there is the possibility for part time work in their final year, with support on their studies and projects. Before students are ready for the two-year Graduate Programme when they’ve achieved their qualification.

Applications are now open!
For further details & to apply

Babcock’s Internship Programme runs from November to February and is a 13-week paid opportunity for this summer.

Areas of study:
  • Naval Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electronics
  • Project Management
  • Business

This can be a springboard into the Graduate Programme for the November 2023 intake (note: this is not guaranteed and will be based on performance).

Locations
  • Adelaide, South Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Work Experience

Encouraging future generations to build fulfilling careers in their chosen fields is important for Babcock, and we’re keen to provide opportunities to ‘be curious’ about what they could do.

This pathway is for primary and secondary school students who might be thinking about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) or the defence industry overall.

Work experience offers short-term placements, STEM activities within the school/community, and mentoring/support at tertiary education level, such as through TAFE, polytechnics, universities etc.

Students will have the opportunity to work across a range of teams/locations, depending on their possible career path.

Our Work Experience programme is available throughout the year and caters to the needs and requirements of each individual and their respective organisation. We ensure all participants get the most out of the programme to support their future careers.

Areas of study:
  • Engineering
  • Production & Maintenance
  • Administration
  • Marketing / Communications
  • Project Management
  • Commercial / Legal
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Procurement / Supply Chain
Locations:
  • Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sydney, New South Wales
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand

If you are interested in a Work Experience placement, please submit an expression of interest by completing the below form.

 

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Disciplines

Expect to work on every kind of project 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 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 functions. That’s because watching our finances is as important as watching the clock when delivering a project. With that professional network behind you, you’ll have everything you need to tackle anything that comes your way.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll need to look at the big picture and understand how the software interacts with the system and its interfaces. You could be working on a huge variety of different projects. You could focus on something as small as an audio console for a communications project. Or you could work on something as large as a handling system on a world-class ship. Whatever you work on, you may be closely involved in the design, specification, implantation and testing of software and associated systems.

The activities in this area are many and varied. You might be helping us design a variety of cutting-edge floating vessels and structures, or investigating the finer points of resistance, propulsion and access. What’s certain is that you’ll work with – and learn from – some of the most respected naval architects in the world. You’ll learn how to analyse and design various aspects of floating vessels and structures (including hull form, arrangement, stability, structures, resistance, propulsion and access). In the process, you’ll make a real contribution to projects too. Previous graduates here have worked on everything from naval ships and submarines to small boats and offshore platforms. They have helped us develop unmanned surface vessel support solutions and even been involved in next generation submarine pre-concept engineering.

You could work in anything from mechanical design right through to manufacture, installation and decommissioning. Equally, you could work on analysis and problem-solving for existing equipment or systems. What’s not in doubt is that there will be plenty of onsite work, such as implementing designs, finding solutions to installation issues, and liaising with designers and office-based engineers. You’ll also get involved in project management too, engaging with stakeholders, planning delivery and ensuring projects run to budget and programme.

Your placements could take you to any part of our business. You might be managing elements of huge bids, supporting commercial contracts – including legal aspects – managing governance and compliance activities, or spotting new opportunities as part of an ambitious business development team across our Aviation, Nuclear and Marine sectors. And, once you have a handle on what we’re about and how we do things, you’ll specialise in an area that suits your strengths and ambitions.

Working in a discipline of such fundamental importance means that you could work on anything. You could be on the team designing submarines, refitting warships, or working to enhance high frequency communications for our defence forces. The possibilities are endless. Day-to-day, you could find yourself working on electrical power distribution or electrical control and instrumentation, involving both analogue and digital systems. Our graduates get involved in everything from concept design and AutoCAD layouts to testing, installation, commissioning and handover to clients. You may even find yourself managing projects and leading your own team.