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Babcock Australasia welcomes record grad intake

Babcock Australasia has announced a record graduate intake, welcoming 69 graduates across the country.

Babcock Australasia has announced a record graduate intake, welcoming 69 graduates across the country.

This new cohort will have the opportunity to work across Babcock contracts in critical defence programs ranging from supporting the Collins Class submarines, high frequency communications, and sustainment of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet.

The 69 graduates will be broken up and based with Babcock around the nation, with 34 in Adelaide, 11 in Perth, three in Sydney, one in Melbourne, and 20 in New Zealand.

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Babcock Australasia executive director, people and safety, Sue Whitford said, “Babcock is proud to support our young people entering the nation’s Defence industry. Babcock’s graduate program supports our best and brightest young people develop technical and leadership skills while allowing them to gain fantastic career opportunities through personal development and networking opportunities.”

As part of this, the graduates will gain first-hand experience across several areas including engineering, project management, environment, procurement, and supply chain.

“This year’s record graduate cohort reiterates Babcock is a growing Defence company in the region and we remain committed to supporting the next generation gain opportunities in industry,” Whitford added.

Babcock Australasia project management graduate Jasmine Parkin-Eadie, who joined the company in February, explained what attracted her to Babcock, saying, “I was attracted to working at Babcock because the company has multiple departments and projects, so I knew the work would be interesting and ever-changing.”

Unpacking this further, Parkin-Eadie added, “Babcock’s great culture, values and flexibility highlighted to me that the company really cares about their employees and gives me confidence that a job here can be a long-term career.”

Echoing Parkin-Eadie’s statements, graduate mechanical engineer, Samuel Rowe, said he was attracted to work at Babcock due to the company’s focus on early careers.

“Babcock showed a genuine interest in my career goals and interests. With a large array of ongoing projects, the door is always open for growth and learning opportunities,” Rowe explained.

Babcock’s graduate program forms part of the company’s early careers offering which includes annual opportunities for apprentices, trainees and interns. The company’s next graduate/intern intake in Australia opens on 4 March.

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