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Mechanical Engineering Intern


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite
  • Kick start your career with a global company!
  • Be part of our journey of significant growth and expansion
  • Gain real-life experience prior to your final year



About the role

Our paid Internship Program is designed for university students in their penultimate year working towards a Degree or Masters in Mechanical Engineering. The program is 12 weeks full-time from November 2024 until February 2025 and will provide you with a range of opportunities that will see you grow and strengthen your technical and soft skills over the summer break.  You will receive exceptional mentoring and hands on experience from our team of experts including your buddy, manager and business unit directors.


The program is integral in growing Babcock’s capability within Defence and creating a pipeline of talent to power the future growth of our business.


We are committed to investing in your future and at the successful completion of your internship there is the possibility of part-time employment in our team while you finish your qualification, where you will have the flexibility to adjust your days each semester and be supported in balancing your studies whilst gathering valuable work experience.


As an Intern, you will need to:


  • Be in your penultimate year of relevant studies;
  • Be eligible for a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance;
  • Have exceptional communication skills;
  • Demonstrate outstanding initiative and be able to prioritise well;
  • Be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced, collaborative environment;
  • Be able to commence our program on 18th November 2024.
  • Available to work from the Devonport Naval Base. 



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;
  • 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.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


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