Aerospace Engineering Graduate Programme
graduate scheme

Aerospace Engineering Graduate Programme

Job description

Aerospace Engineering will introduce you to a true breadth of aviation maintenance engineering activities, with a view to progressing in engineering or general management. Covering everything from aircraft systems, airworthiness and air safety management to human factors in aviation, it’s an interesting and diverse two-year learning experience.

Where you can join us
Places on our Aerospace Engineering graduate programme for Autumn 2019 are available in our aviation sector. All graduates in aviation relocate every six to twelve months, depending on the discipline. That’s why we ask that you’re ready and willing to move throughout your programme.

What you'll be doing
Over two years, you’ll undertake a range of placements within the aviation sector. In the first year you will be involved in operations management or engineering operations either in military or civil aviation services. You might be monitoring aviation policy in line with industry regulations or building knowledge of the competence requirements within the business. You will develop knowledge of aviation compliance and safety management processes and the safe delivery of aviation services. In the second year, you will have the opportunity to be placed into wider business management placements. This could include working with our international supply chain, business development, strategy and capabilities, bidding for new business, contract management or programme management. The possibilities are incredibly varied and how you wish to develop your career will be considered.

Whatever you find yourself doing, you’ll be supported all the way. Mentoring from an experienced manager will ensure you get the right guidance and advice from the beginning of your career. We also place great emphasis on learning and development. You will develop knowledge in lean engineering and continuous improvement, while also building your leadership skills.

What you'll get out of it
The programme lets you see aviation from an engineering, customer, compliance, commercial, contractual and financial perspective. You will bring your knowledge and credibility as an aeronautical engineer into developing an aviation business. We’ll help you become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer with a recognised professional engineering institution and pay you a competitive starting salary of £28k - £30k* while you’re doing it. And after the programme, you will be firmly in line for management roles throughout Babcock which is at its heart an engineering services company.

*Depending on location, role and qualifications.

What we are looking for

  • You should know the fundamentals of both health and safety and quality management.
  • You’ll need to satisfy the Ministry of Defence’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

In addition to the above requirements, our aviation sector the graduate programme spans across a number of UK and international contracts, therefore, multi-lingual skills and international experience are hugely valuable to us. Alongside our UK based graduates, we are actively looking for candidates that are flexible and willing to undertake international placements and use their existing language skills to add value to our sector. Being able to work with and amongst different cultures and backgrounds is vitally important within our organisation, so please ensure that any language or international experience is highlighted within your CV and application form.


An honours degree in aeronautical engineering is vital.

Accepted degree subjects

  • aerospace engineering

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 23/09/2019

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details

Number of vacancies150+
LocationUK wide


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