Mechanical Engineer, Returners Programme

Employer: STEM Returners
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Since Babcock’s first STEM Returners programme in 2017 it has successfully welcomed back several career break engineers across its offices in Plymouth and Bristol. Committed to ensuring that they are an open and inclusive employer and attracting local people, their returners scheme has been hailed a huge success and a key part of their recruitment and attraction strategy moving forward. We are delighted to be partnering again to roll out this initiative to their Rosyth site, their inaugural programme in Scotland!

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support. Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they help customers around the world to improve their capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

Babcock are on the search for more talented engineers to join them for a 12-week returners programme with the opportunity to become permanent at the end of the placement. Babcock aren’t just offering fantastic training and valuable work experience but a genuine opportunity to restart or transfer your career with a leading global employer.

Babcock recognise that returners often face almost insurmountable barriers to returning to work after a career break, be that because of unconscious bias, a lack of flexibility or flaws in the recruitment process. Babcock are committed to breaking down these barriers by offering returner opportunities. Babcock’s success in retaining their returning engineers at the end of their programmes shows career break returners just how much they value the skills that they have to offer.

The programme is open to men and women in the Rosyth and surrounding areas who have taken any length career break, as well as those who wish to transfer sectors but lack the relevant work experience. Babcock are looking for returners with prior experience in the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Design

Candidates signing up to the ‘STEM Returners’ programme will join a paid 12-week structured return to work programme which will include soft skills training, technical training and on the job experience, as well as coaching and mentoring support.

At the end of the 12 weeks, contingent or potentially permanent job offers may be made by Babcock to those who have shown the necessary skills and aptitude to join them. This isn’t just work experience but a genuine opportunity to restart careers within an exciting global organisation.

Candidates wishing to apply for the programme can do so through

Tereasa Mckay, Careers Manager of Babcock said:  “We at Babcock in Rosyth are delighted to be taking part in the STEM Returners programme and look forward to welcoming back some of the skills needed to take our business forward.  We are really keen to engage with those people who have been out of the industry for a time and are eager to support the returners on their journey back to work”

Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said “We are delighted to be running our fifth returners programme with Babcock and our first in Scotland. Babcock are fantastic employers completely committed to the programme which has been demonstrated in how they have supported, developed and retained their STEM Returners across multiple sites”