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Graduate Project Management


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid
  • Accelerate your personal and professional career development!
  • Be part of our journey of significant growth and expansion
  • A new and exciting program


About the role

Babcock Australasia are currently looking for creative problem solvers and innovative thinkers to become our 2025 Graduates. This is an exciting opportunity for graduates who are looking to commence a successful career in the growing Defence Industry.


If you are graduate currently undertaking or near completion of your studies towards a Degree or Masters in Project Management, Business, Commerce, Economics and/or Construction then this program is designed for you.


Babcock’s structured Graduate program provides graduates with valuable experience in a diverse range of learning and development pathway activities. The role is designed to develop your business awareness, personal effectiveness, technical knowledge and professional growth through hands on and meaningful work.  In return we will reward you with a collaborative work environment and an engaging program where you will learn from the industry experts.


Commencing in February 2025 and working at our Devonport Naval Base, the program will run full time for 24 months, drawing on a range of development activities that will see you grow and strengthen your technical and soft skills, preparing you for a meaningful career.


With the opportunity to work across various disciplines and contracts, you will expand your network and build your skills which will propel your career journey and open up career pathways. 


As a Graduate, you will need to:

  • Be in your final year of study of a University Degree; or
  • Have completed your Degree or Masters in Project Management, Business, Commerce, Economics and/or Construction within last 2 years;
  • Be eligible for New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance;
  • Possess exceptional communication skills;
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to prioritise workload;
  • Be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced, collaborative environment;
  • Be able to commence our program on 10th February 2025 at our Devonport Site. 


Who we are

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century. 


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.

Locally in New Zealand, our Centre of Engineering partners with the Royal New Zealand Navy to provide complete engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the entire fleet.  As the Navy’s strategic maritime partner, we also undertake ship conversions, life extensions, retrofits and major repairs in dry-dock or in water for our customers.  Located on the Devonport Naval Base, this is a great opportunity to work in partnership with our customer and see the results of your hard work first-hand.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business;
  • Providing strategically vital complex distributed systems programs to our Defence customers.


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you


We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career as well as:

  • Support you with further education, LinkedIn Learning access and leave for your Graduation day;
  • Provide you with buddy and mentor programmes – professional and technical;
  • Connect you globally through our early careers network;
  • Provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer compressed hours which can provide even more flexibility;
  • Give you access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment and much more;
  • Support your wellbeing through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, provide access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • Give you access to our work life integration policy which brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, volunteer leave;
  • Encourage you to participate in our weRecognise programme which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


So, what are you waiting for?


If you’re ready to kick start your career with a global company whose purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together, jump online and submit you application.  Remember to attach your resume plus current transcripts.


Applications close Sunday 4th August 2024


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.


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