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Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering will introduce you to an epic breadth of aviation maintenance engineering activities, with a view to progressing in engineering or general management. Covering everything from aircraft systems, airworthiness and air safety management to human factors in aviation; it’s an interesting and diverse two-year learning experience.

Where you can join us

Places on our Aerospace Engineering graduate programme for autumn 2017 are available in our Defence and Security business. All graduates in Defence and Security relocate every six months, so you’ll need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme.

What you'll be doing

Over the two years, you’ll undertake a variety of placements within the Babcock Air Aircraft Support directorate. You could be involved in operations management or engineering operations. You might be helping to monitor aviation policy in line with industry regulation or building your knowledge of training requirements within the business. Equally you could be looking at compliance and aviation safety management, assisting with the procurement of aviation components or getting involved in bids for new contracts.

The range of activities is huge, and whatever you’re doing, you’ll be supported all the way. Mentoring from an engineering manager will mean you get the right guidance and advice from the very start of your career. We also place great emphasis on learning and development. Not only will this see you develop deep technical knowledge in areas such as lean engineering and continuous improvement, but also help you to build your leadership skills.

What you'll get out of it

The programme lets you see aviation from an engineering, customer, compliance, commercial, contractual and financial perspective. We’ll help you to become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer with a recognised professional engineering institution – and pay you a competitive starting salary of £27,000 - £30,000 while you’re doing it. And after the programme, you’ll be firmly in line for lots of roles throughout Babcock.

What you'll need

An honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering is vital. You’ll also need to know the fundamentals of health and safety management, quality and compliance, while any knowledge of aviation maintenance or aircraft systems would give you a head start. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

Applications for this programme are currently open.  To avoid disappointment we recommend that you apply sooner rather than later as we work on a rolling basis and where we experience large volumes of applications, we will close the role early.

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