Babcock mentoring scheme

Starting in the 2020/2021 academic year, we’re piloting a brand new mentoring scheme with Babcock – a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services across four key sectors:

  • Marine
  • Nuclear
  • Land
  • Aviation
Participants will benefit from one-to-one mentoring sessions, a work shadow day and a mock assessment centre. If you are interested in taking part you need to complete and submit an expression of interest in September before the programme starts in November. 

This is an exclusive pilot for first year students in School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics undertaking any Engineering course or students from the Business School – there are a maximum of 24 places available. 

What are the key stages of the programme?

1. Apply online on myCareer using the 2021 Babcock Professional Mentoring Pathway

Applications open 1 September and close on 15 October 2021.

Decisions on the 30 places will take place and confirmation of acceptance onto the programme will be sent by 26 October 2021.

2. Student training workshops will be held at the times below

You must attend one of these to start the programme once confirmation has been sent to you. We create your action plan, discuss how the programme works and go through the expectations and roles of mentoring.

  • Tuesday 2 November 2021, 09:00–10:00
  • Tuesday 2 November 2021, 13:00–14:00
  • Wednesday 3 November 2021, 13:00–14:00
  • Thursday 4 November 2021, 09:00–10:00
  • Thursday 4 November 2021, 17:00–18:00

3. Meet your mentor event – 15 November 2021, 17:30–19:00

This is your first meeting with your mentor. You can go through your action plan and the careers mentoring team will be on hand to provide support.

4. Additional activities given as part of this unique experience (times to be confirmed but dates set)

  • Insight day – 2 February 2022
  • Briefing for mock assessment centre – 14 February 2022
  • Mock assessment centre – 24 February 2022

5. Follow the pathway and have your 1-1 sessions throughout November to April

These can be virtual or face-to-face meetings. The entire pathway must be complete by 30 April 2022 to have successfully completed the programme.

6. Attend the celebration event held on 6 May 2022

Showcase your great experience and share the celebration with your peers, Babcock and the University of Plymouth.


Although we are currently living in uncertain times, both Babcock and Plymouth University are utilising more digital and creative ways to undertake initiatives such as these. This could involve virtual meetings with your mentor or digital mock assessments.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or queries please contact Annette Goddard, Student Engagement Officer, and Melanie Jones, Student Engagement Administrator.



Drop-in and information sessions can be found on myCareer