What is the Babcock Mentoring Scheme?
In 2020, Babcock International partnered with University of Plymouth’s Careers Service to design a pilot programme; working with Dr Rumbi Mokonoweshuro, Dr Ming Dai, Dr Jahir Rizvi the scheme has been designed to provide eighteen first year students from Business and Engineering with the opportunity to be matched with individual mentors from Babcock International.
In September of 2020, the students were chosen to join the scheme. The students were carefully paired through a process that matched the mentor’s experience with what the mentee hoped to gain from the scheme. The mentors were employed through Babcock’s Graduate Programme and, therefore, were able to provide excellent support and experience to the mentees.
The students who were chosen for this year’s Babcock Mentoring Scheme were partnered with their mentors in November 2020 at a “meet your mentor event” which, due to COVID-19 restrictions, was held virtually. Between November 2020 and April 2021, the students are given four mentoring sessions; covering a range of areas such as practising interview skills, tailoring CV or LinkedIn profiles and learning how their mentors progressed into their graduate schemes, working with Babcock International. Alongside this, and bespoke to Babcock, is the opportunity to attend both a mock Assessment Centre and an Insight Day.