As the UK's leading engineering support services organisation, Babcock International Group is the home of epic engineering. We're a FTSE 100 company with revenue of circa £4.8bn in 2016 and an order book and pipeline of over £30bn. Basically, we work on all the complex, critical, cool "stuff".

We are proud to be a part of a vast range of projects in the UK and around the world, including: providing technical training to all three armed forces, decommissioning major nuclear licensed sites, and ensuring the availability of defence and civil fleets of all kinds. Our reputation for exceeding expectations has seen our service offering expand across five continents and we're still growing. Whatever the project, our business is based on trust and proven by delivery.

To deliver the epic projects we work on, we need a lot of people; our global team is circa 35,000 strong, offering clients a depth and breadth of expertise that makes us unique in our industry. We design, we build, we manage, we operate, we train, we maintain and we decommission. And because we do, some of the world's biggest companies and governments are able to continue providing vital services the world relies on every day.

Whether you want to be an engineer, a project manager or a physicist, we've got a world-class graduate programme for you. Tackling some of the most exciting projects out there, our engineering and science graduates work in everything from electrical and electronic engineering to naval architecture.

Every big engineering project is also a big business project. Which is why we also have opportunities for graduates from nearly every degree subject. The graduates on our business management programmes tackle the same incredible range of epic projects as our engineering and science graduates, providing operational management or core services ranging from accountancy to bid management to IT.

For most programmes we look for a 2:2 accredited degree in a relevant subject. This will form the basis of your ongoing professional development, often resulting in Incorporated or Chartered status. You'll also need to satisfy the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

We're based at over 302 sites all over the UK. Where you'll be based depends on which part of the business you join us in, but we ask that all our graduates be flexible and willing to move during their programme. In return, you can look forward to a competitive starting salary of £27,000 and the kind of proper, real-world experience that careers are built on.

Your epic career journey with us starts at, where you can see which graduate programmes are currently available in which parts of our business. Match your chosen specialism to the sector that excites you most and find the programme that's right for you.

Case Studies

  • Name: Matt Veasey
  • Role: Graduate Electrical Engineer
  • Joined: 2009

"The Babcock graduate training scheme has provided me with a wide range of experience in different areas of the business, allowing me to develop as a professional engineer, work with a wide variety of people and gain technical knowledge. The scheme has provided me with a high degree of support so that I am able to play an important role in the business of the company."

Training & Profiles

Careers at Babcock?

First and foremost, Babcock people are creative thinkers, innovators, problem-solvers. Whether engineering or business- focused, we value individuals who can combine core professional skills with the imagination to approach complex challenges from original angles.

This year we're looking to recruit up to 100 graduates into a wide range of Engineering & Technical roles and a number of Business Support positions, UK-wide. Every role offers the scope to develop your skills on multi-million pound projects, and have a decisive say in setting your own direction.

Engineering & technical roles?

The UK's largest engineering support services company, we're driven by a keen instinct for innovation. So it's vital that we recruit, develop, reward and inspire the people whose ideas, ambitions and energy constantly refresh our competitive edge.

Business support roles?

Here the emphasis is on your commercial and business management potential. Graduates gain experience with different teams across our business functions, while also acquiring specific skills that will help them decide their career paths.

For all positions we require an expected 2:2 or above, either in a relevant engineering or technical discipline, or in a business, management, economics or finance related one. We are also looking for qualities that suggest leadership potential - such as a strong customer focus and business outlook, an enthusiasm for new ideas and the ability to inspire others.

For further information on current opportunities, or to apply, please visit our website.

Application Procedure

Please refer to our website.

  • Graduate Trainee - Business Management - Babcock at Babcock

    Initially was a telephone interview, which lasted 20 minutes. At the assessment centre there was a one on one hour interview. Consisted of 9 competency questions which needed to include relevant experience as evidence to support my answers.