I joined the Babcock graduate training scheme in 2007 after graduating from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde with an MEng degree in Naval Architecture and Small Craft Engineering.
I chose to join Babcock Marine in Rosyth due to the diversity of work that the company is involved with, both in the defence and commercial sectors. Another key reason is the fact that the office is sited next to an active dockyard, so there are loads of opportunities to get your hands dirty onboard the ships.
I am particularly looking forward to the future; with the prospect that we are going to be heavily involved in the design and construction of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. With the final assembly likely to take place at Babcock Marine in Rosyth, I am anticipating that there will be many opportunities for me on such an exciting engineering project.
In the first two years of the graduate training scheme you complete a number of placements within the different business units of Babcock Marine, to gain experience in a variety of technical and business related tasks. For the following two years you are given a role within one of the business units which will provide career development through increasing professional responsibility.
The graduate training scheme is accredited by a number of engineering institutions (including RINA, IET and IMechE) that recognise the development scheme as an excellent vehicle for graduates to become chartered engineers. I have enjoyed the variety of work I have been involved in, especially the hands on tasks within the dockyard, and developing new skills. Babcock Marine (Rosyth) is a great place to be where you provided with an excellent balance of challenging work, development and support.