Human Factors and Behavioural Safety

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Salary

£29,500–£32,500*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Plymouth

About the programme

Human Factors has a crucial role in maintaining Babcock’s high safety standards – whether it’s nuclear, radiological, conventional or environmental safety. Over the course of two years, you will work across a range of teams, projects and facilities, providing the full breadth of your specialist knowledge to make a positive contribution to safe operations.

Human Factors and Behavioural Safety at Babcock

Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams, you’ll ensure that we set our staff up for success in terms of having the right equipment, working environment, knowledge, procedures and organisational support to do their jobs safely. You will undertake a wide variety of challenging and exciting projects that cover the full design and safety lifecycle, from concept development through to construction, in-service support and decommissioning, as well as incident investigation and reporting and learning from events. There will also be the opportunity to be involved in training, sharing and learning from events, developing safety culture and safety engagement.

What you'll need

  • 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in a Human Factors, Ergonomics or related Behavioural Science subject (e.g. Applied Psychology, Cognitive Science or Systems Engineering)
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)

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.

Your career development

Here at Babcock, we’ll match your passions to your skills and help you build a rewarding career as a versatile Human Factors professional. You’ll have the support of your very own mentor and gain all the practical experience you need to become a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist.

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.

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Where you'll be based

See below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Human Factors and Behavioural Safety 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.

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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