Commercial

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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

From the latest submarines and supercarriers, to the UK’s first new nuclear power plant in over 20 years, we’ve secured some of the most extraordinary engineering projects. On this exciting programme, you’ll continue that story providing commercial support to elements of multi-million-pound bids and existing contracts, and working with our business development teams to identify new opportunities within Babcock.

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Commercial at Babcock

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, or spotting new opportunities as part of an ambitious business development team across our Aviation, Nuclear and Marine sectors. There will also be the opportunity to undertake cross-sector placements and the potential for strategic placements within Governmental bodies. 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.

What you'll need

  • 2:2 (Hons) degree in Business, Economics, Law or another relevant subject
  • 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 multi-lingual 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 Khadija

Hear about Commercial Graduate Khadija’s experience of maintaining supply chains and helping to power the nation working in our Nuclear sector.

Your career development

As international markets continue to evolve, there are always plenty of interesting and profitable opportunities in the pipeline. Here, you’ll get a chance to experience some of them. And along the way, enjoy our full support as you work towards accreditation with a professional body.

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 Commercial programme for Autumn 2021. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. 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.

Cavendish Nuclear is the UK’s leading nuclear services company, delivering complex projects across the nuclear lifecycle. Our work includes supporting delivery of new build nuclear power plants, extending the working-life of existing nuclear plants and safely decommissioning legacy sites. We’re looking for graduates with a wide range of qualities, including high technical skills, good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new circumstances.

You could be based in a number of locations, so you will need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme. You’ll probably call Warrington, Bristol, Leicester or Newbury home, but you could also work from client sites (including nuclear power stations, or Sellafield in Cumbria and Dounreay in Scotland).

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 or Marine sector locations.

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