graduate scheme

Aerospace Engineering Programme

Job description

Over two years, you’ll undertake a range of placements within the Aviation sector. Your first placement will involve engineering and operations management either in military or civil aviation services. Following this, your next placements will cover a variety of areas across the business, including design engineering, strategic engineering and technology development and implementation, and technical support to future opportunities. These placements are designed to blend technical and managerial positions into one, giving you the best exposure to how the business operates whilst continuing to develop your technical skills in a delivery environment. 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. You will receive an engineering mentor who will support you on your journey to becoming an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer, as well as a business mentor who 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’ll develop knowledge in lean 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’ll 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 £29k - £31k 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.

What we are looking for

An honours degree in aeronautical engineering/aerospace engineering is vital. You should know the fundamentals of both health and safety and quality management. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

In addition to the above requirements, the graduate programmes in our Aviation sector span across a number of UK and international contracts, therefore, multilingual 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.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

UK wide
£29,000 - £31,000

salary depending on location, role and qualifications.

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 August 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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