Babcock Mentoring Scheme
Babcock and the careers service are entering their 3rd year of collaboration with the Babcock mentoring programme. There are 40 places available for students undertaking courses within the Plymouth Business School, the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the School of Psychology.
Babcock is a leading provider of critical complex engineering services across four key sectors: marine, nuclear, land and aviation. Participants will benefit from one-to-one mentoring sessions, peer support drop-ins, a Babcock led insight day and a mock assessment centre.
Have you thought of working with Babcock and wondered how to gain those skills? Perhaps you are considering a career change? Maybe you want to find out more- this programme is for you! Gain an insight into Babcock, see how they run, learn from your mentor and see where your degree can take you – you will be surprised!

Find out more at our information sessions

You can find out more through our Get2know mentoring sessions via the events calendar on mycareer and search for our specific Babcock events.
  • Employer in the foyer – 6th October
  • An evening with Babcock w/c 10th October
<p>Alex Webb, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 


Mentoring: helping to launch careers

"Mentoring is a great opportunity to engage with employees and hear their experiences and advice for employment in the engineering sector. Thanks to my mentor's help with my CV and interview skills, this summer I have managed to get some work experience with an engineering firm!"
– Alex Webb, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

What are the key stages of the programme?

1. Apply online on myCareer using the 2022 Babcock Professional Mentoring Pathway

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.

26 October 2022, 16.00-17.30

27 October 2022, 09.00-10.30 or 16.00-17.30

28 October 2022, 14.30-16.00

Book your place on myCareer

3. Meet your mentor event

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

Mock assessment centre and insight day and more to be announced.

5. Follow the pathway and have your 1-1 sessions

These can be virtual or face-to-face meetings.

6. Attend the celebration event

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 the University of Plymouth 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.

<p>Careers Service</p>