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. Expression of interest - September 2020:
If you are interested in taking part you will need to complete an expression of interest form - available from 7 September. Forms are available by contacting the following academics:

2. Expression of interest deadline - October 16 2020: 
Expression of interest forms must be completed and sent to sent to Annette Goddard, Student Engagement Officer, email: by October 16 2020.

3. Allocation of places - by October 23 2020: 
If successful you will be invited to attend a training workshop with Babcock and the Careers Service on either Tuesday 17 or Wednesday 18 November.

4. Meet your Mentor events - 17 or 18 November 2020:
During November we will facilitate a number of ‘meet your mentor’ events, at which point you will meet your mentor for the first time.

5. November to April 2021 mentoring takes place:
During this time you will benefit from meeting with your mentor a minimum of four times, as well as taking part in events such as a mock assessment centre and insight day.

6. May 2021:
End of mentoring programme and celebration event.


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