About the programme
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering is integral to the Royal Navy’s fleet of submarines and warships.
Over the course of two years, you will experience first-hand the breadth of activities required to support these vessels, working on complex, high-integrity engineering systems. You will investigate new technologies to make these activities more efficient and effective.
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at Babcock
Working in a discipline with such fundamental importance to platform integrity means that you will experience all parts of a vessel’s lifecycle – assessment of design, development of weld procedures, non-destructive and destructive testing, engineering critical assessment, and failure mode investigations.
In the process, you may work with 3D laser/optical scanning for corrosion mapping. There may be opportunity to learn about automatic welding processes involving mechanised and robotic systems, electron microscopy and x-ray analysis of microstructures and fractures, computer tomography with digital radiography, and remotely operated inspections for nuclear systems.
In addition to this, there may be chance to work with catapult companies and university research enterprises. You will work alongside experienced metallurgists to gain hands on experience in a fast paced and fluid working environment to build on your academic qualifications.
What you'll need
- A BSc/BEng (Hons) degree in Materials Science/Engineering, Metallurgy or other Engineering discipline.
- Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance. roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.
What you'll get
We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.
- Minimum 25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + agile working* subject to conversation with your manager
- Generous pension and employee share schemes
- Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts
- Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
- 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
It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.
Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Graduate Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partner Gen Healthy Minds, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.
Start date: Autumn 2024