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Updated Jul 14, 2014

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2.6 17 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

Babcock International CEO Peter L. Rogers

Peter L. Rogers

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31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great apprenticeship programme

    Technical Apprentice (Current Employee) Rosyth, Scotland (UK)

    ProsAs a technical apprentice, Babcock has offered me some fantastic and unique learning opportunities. I have worked with some fantastic engineers throughout my time who have all been very keen and helpful to take time to teach me as much as they can.
    I have also been enrolled into a design engineering honours degree course with the Open University which is a fantastic opportunity to work my way up toward a chartered engineer.

    ConsReviews are supposed to take place every 6 months but are often delayed for months at a time, although any pay is backdated to the time the review was supposed to happen, it would be better to have these take place on time as you can begin to feel forgotten about when you are left for so long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to train from within the company as this gives a good incentive to continue to work hard and develop your skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best decision I ever made was to apply to Babcock

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Rosyth, Scotland (UK)

    ProsStraight out of university I have been given challenging and exciting projects, if you put yourself forward and show you have the right skill or willingness to learn the oppotunities will be there for you to continually grow and improve. I am proof of this and know of many people who have had experiences similar to myself. I have been able to work on projects like the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers which is a phenomenal experience for someone so early in their career.

    I have had huge support, not just financially but in time too, for further learning in the form of courses, MSc modules and on the job training. There is a wealth of experience in this company, especially for engineers, and it is a great environment to learn with people who WANT to share their knowledge. Also very supportive of routes to professional registration and associated extra activities - IMechE young members, STEM engagement etc.

    Very accomodating to adapt working hours to personal circumstances. You can apply for flexi which is great, I also work a condensed week so have a 3 day weekend every week.

    I enjoy the work, I thrive in the fast paced enviroment and I look forward to the career progression I will have with Babcock. As an employer they are very clear about what is expected of employees at their current position and what competencies or behaviour would be expected of you to be considered for a promoted position. As an employee this clarity and openess gives me the confidence that when I am ready and a role comes up I will be a strong contender.

    As a female in a very male dominated profession I appreciate that I am treated as an equal. It is very clear to me at Babcock I earned my job and any promotions due to my performance and not to tick a diversity box.

    If you want to be valued, challenged and encouraged to push yourself Babcock is definitly the right employer.

    ConsApplication process can seem to have large periods of waiting, email updates would be appreciated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in your employees!

    Publically reward/praise employees for their significant achievements - graduations, professional registration etc. ( I know they are rewarded but these are things to be celebrated - it is as simple as a mention in an update/company intranet)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Top Company, great sectors, good customers, nice people

    Junior Project Manager (Current Employee) Rosyth, Scotland (UK)

    Prosexciting work, iconic projects, pleasant people, getting much better at people management and hr stuff

    Consnot a 'one company' mentality, quite silod

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave tobe more willing to change with the times and be open to new ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good employer.

    Senior Support Technician (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWell paid, flexible, understanding and will listen to your point of view.

    ConsA lot of travelling, shift work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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