Systems Engineering

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*depending on location, role and qualifications


Bristol or Plymouth

About the programme

We ensure our clients’ systems remain reliable, work well when their partner systems change and run effectively without any problems. Over two to four years, you’ll spend time in our offices and at customer sites learning all about the different roles we play.

Systems Engineering at Babcock

When you’re trying to anticipate what might happen as a system develops, you need to look at the big picture and zoom in on the tiny details. And when you’re dealing with systems as complex as submarines, that’s quite an undertaking. You’ll work alongside experienced design engineers and managers, utilising your ability to apply systems thinking and your understanding of the interaction and interfaces between electrical, mechanical, nuclear processes and structural engineering systems. You’ll help specify the test and commissioning processes for new and modified designs – and in process, support the Navy’s most critical ships and submarines.

What you'll need

  • 2:2 BEng (Hons) degree, ideally accredited by the IMechE and IET
  • 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.

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Your career development

We are now partnering with an award-winning training and development provider to deliver a cutting-edge, technology-focused graduate development programme that can be tailored to your individual needs and career aspirations.

Here, the range of work you’ll cover will help you figure out where you excel. Once you’ve done that, we’ll help you go as far as you can, supporting you as you work to become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

Next year, we are also looking to introduce a fast-track graduate programme for outstanding performers and those with the potential to become future leaders within the business.

Before You Apply

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

Where you'll be based

See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Systems Engineering 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.

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