Business Operations Management

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Salary

£29,500–£32,500*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Across the UK and Internationally

Closing Date

March 1, 2021

About the programme

Some of our projects span multiple markets, multiple locations and multiple clients. That takes some clever coordination. But on our two-year Business Operations Management programme (in our Marine-Defence (Bristol) business unit, it’s a four-year programme), you’ll learn exactly how we do it. You’ll see how we break the complex down into clear steps and ensure everything happens when it should.

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Business Operations Management at Babcock

The possibilities are many and varied. You might be spotting strategic opportunities for a diverse range of customers to save money. Equally, you might be managing product or service development projects, or helping us land our next multi-million pound contract. You’ll be a key team member on every placement and have ownership of critical tasks.

What you'll need

  • 2:2 (Hons) degree in a business-related subject (for the Marine – Defence programme, you’ll need a 2:1 degree)
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)
  • Our work spans across a number of UK and international contracts, so multilingual skills and a willingness to undertake international placements are hugely valuable to us – please highlight these within your CV and application form

What you'll get

When you’re part of the team at Babcock, we think it’s only right that you’re properly rewarded for the contribution you make and the hard work you put in. That’s why, in addition to a highly competitive salary, you can look forward to generous pension and employee share schemes, and a whole host of other flexible benefits. These include things like access to our healthcare cash plan, Wellbeing Centre and discounts on everything from gym membership and travel to retail, dining and entertainment. You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach and volunteering activities, which our graduates find incredibly rewarding in all sorts of other ways.

What’s it like to work here?

Meet Tom

After joining us as a graduate, Tom is now a Head of Business Development – he explains how he’s supporting the police and fire services across the country and beyond.

Your career development

It’s hard to beat the variety of management opportunities and business experiences you’ll get on this programme. Hands-on experience that will really help you figure out where you want to take your career. Along the way, you’ll enjoy our full support to get accredited with a professional institution.

Babcock seeks to provide a world class Graduate experience. As part of our commitment to innovation and excellence, we are partnering with a multi award-winning agency, The Smarty Train, to deliver a brand new Graduate journey from September 2020. Using a unique blend of science, technology and industry-leading creativity, our promise to Graduates is that learning and progression will be part of every day. You will have access to a flexible ecosystem of cutting edge resources and in-person support. From instructor-led workshops to immersive virtual experiences, bespoke toolkits, personalised assessments and powerful social platforms, we invite you to achieve your potential at Babcock today.

Before You Apply

Check out our helpful advice on how to prepare for our application process.

Where you'll be based

See below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Business Operations Management programme for Autumn 2021. You can experience placements across our UK business, as well as some of our international business areas. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

In the civil sector, our highly trained pilots and medical staff provide aerial emergency medical services, aerial search and rescue operations and aerial firefighting missions, supported by our in-house engineering teams and operational control centres. In the defence sector, our skilled engineers, ground support staff and training instructors deliver military flying training, air station support and integrated engineering services to armies, navies and air forces in Europe.

All graduates in Aviation relocate every six months, so you need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme.

Our Land sector provides vital support for civil and military customers’ large-scale fleets of vehicles and equipment. And we deliver high quality technical training to upskill our clients’ workforce. Whilst we have locations throughout the UK, graduates tend to be based in our Greater London, Midlands or Scottish locations, though you will need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.

We operate in challenging, and often highly regulated environments, providing engineering services that are critical, complex and often bespoke. Our graduates have the opportunity to work across multiple industries in the sector, gaining valuable insight into how we help different customers to overcome their particular challenges.

Our Marine – Defence business, based in Bristol, forms a critical part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500 strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.

Your home base will be Bristol, but some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations.

Our business in Plymouth supports the UK Royal Navy in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and sustaining critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

Depending on your programme your home base could be Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. However, some of your placements may be at other Nuclear sector locations.

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