Babcock Australasia Graduate Programs & Internships

Babcock Australasia is a leading Defence, Aviation and Critical Services company operating across Australia and New Zealand. 

We deliver vital services and manage complex assets on behalf of our customers – supporting national defence, saving lives and protecting communities. You could be part of t…

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About Us

Babcock Australasia is a leading Defence, Aviation and Critical Services company operating across Australia and New Zealand. 

We deliver vital services and manage complex assets on behalf of our customers – supporting national defence, saving lives and protecting communities. You could be part of this – leveraging our technology, our expertise, our infrastructure and our assets to ensure our customers can deliver.

As part of Babcock International Group, our team brings together people of many different skills and outlooks, and from many different backgrounds. To be the best – and to stay the best – we recruit, retain and reward the very best and most suitable people for the job, every time. 

Whether you’re just starting out, looking to apply your existing skills to a different challenge or keen to advance your career to the next level, you can be part of a worldwide aerospace, defence and security company providing critical services across Australasia.

Join us in creating a safe and secure world, together.

Why Join Us?

Our Programme has been designed to grow Babcock’s capability within Defence and create a pipeline of talent to power the future growth of our business.

Drawing on a range of development activities, you will grow and strengthen your technical and soft skills, so you become business ready  You will also expand your network and build your skills by rotating across multiple disciplines.  You will grow your capability by partnering with other graduates and interns and business leaders in our diverse Marine business.

Graduate Program

As part of Babcock Australasia’s Graduate Programme, you’ll be able to contribute to your own personalised development initiatives and kickstart your career.

You’ll work alongside experienced business leaders to deliver world-leading and innovative projects through a two-year programme commencing in November 2022. Rotations across several areas across the business will offer you various opportunities and are tailored to your current skills and developmental needs, as well as individual preferences and business needs. Following successful completion of the programme, you’ll be placed into a permanent position in Babcock to continue your exciting new career.

In addition to day-to-day support, Babcock offers a fully-rounded programme for graduates, with personal development modules, networking opportunities and peer group activities. We encourage continuous learning across our whole team, with ongoing professional development opportunities available in a wide range of topics.

We recruit talented high achievers, who are inquisitive problem-solvers, think outcomes and who have a passion for delivering products that will create a safe and secure world, together.  

To be eligible for the Graduate Programme, you’ll need to meet the following criteria: 

  • Completed within the last two years, or about to complete, a Degree in
    • Engineering: specialising in Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Software, Systems and Naval Architecture, or 
    • Project Management, or
    • Commercial and Business Management, or
    • HR and Marketing 
  • To work at Babcock Australasia you must comply with Defence industry security requirements 

Applications are now open for Babcock’s Early Careers Programmes and will close on 10th July 2022.


Babcock Australasia’s Internship Programme will give you the opportunity to put into practice, what you have been learning throughout your studies and gain invaluable experience.

Our paid Internship Programme runs for 13 weeks over the November to February period. During this placement, you will work alongside our supportive business leaders gaining experience on real-life projects and case studies. You’ll learn from colleagues who are experts in their field to help develop your skills and knowledge further.

As well as the day-to-day support you’ll receive from your supervisors and team you’ll be provided a mentor from our current graduate cohort. 

We recruit talented high-achievers, who are inquisitive problem-solvers, think outcomes and who have a passion for delivering products that will create a safe and secure world, together.

To be eligible for the Internship Programme, you’ll need to meet the following criteria: 

  • In your penultimate year, or have completed at least three years, of a Bachelor’s Degree in:
    • Engineering: specialising in Electrical and Mechanical, or
    • Project Management 
  • To work at Babcock Australasia you must comply with defence industry security requirements

Applications are now open for the Early Careers Programmes and will close on 10th July 2022.

Other Opportunities

If you’re ready to take charge of your career and join a business that will support you in your personal and professional development, then apply for our vacancies via our careers page And if you know someone else looking for similar opportunities, let them know about us!

If you're not looking for something right now, you can register for alerts on our careers page that will let you know when opportunities in your specified area come up. It’s a great way to get the latest information about starting your career at Babcock. 

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Application Process

Step 1: Application assessment

Babcock will review your application through checking your relevant degree, previous work experience and any extracurricular activities you have undertaken, your motivation for joining us (which should be included in your covering letter), and what area you are interested to work in. 

Due to the Defence orientation of this role, successful candidates must be eligible to obtain Baseline/NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines. 

Step 2: Phone Interview

One of our recruitment team will get in touch with you for a chat - something interesting may catch our eye on your CV, and we may want to discuss it with you.

Step 3: Assessment 

For candidates progressing following phone interview, you’ll be invited to complete a psychometric assessment and an Assessment Centre where you’ll have a chance get to know us better.

Throughout the selection process, you’ll also need to demonstrate teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills coupled with a strong desire to learn, and a flexible approach to work.   

Step 4: Final outcome

Following selections made by Babcock, the next step is to make an offer and conduct pre-employment screening for successful applicants. Employment contracts to be released in August. 

You will then be all set to join our amazing Early Careers Programme in November 2022! 

Places on the Babcock Early Careers Programme are limited, and applications will only be open for a short period, so don’t hesitate if you think this is the right opportunity for you!


Employee Profiles

Caleb Spray, Commercial Graduate:

Meet Caleb Spray, Commercial Graduate at Babcock Australasia.

As a Commercial Graduate, Caleb works on a range of tasks that assist Babcock’s Aviation and Critical Services team. From contract management, to client reporting and communications, to business development and bid research, Caleb is constantly learning and kept on his toes.

“No two days are identical and I love the diversity among the projects I’ve been involved with. I’ve been very fortunate to work in a team with people who are always willing to share their knowledge, and who I now consider to be good friends, as well as colleagues,” Caleb says.

“At Babcock I have also been provided with opportunities for professional development through completing industry-specific courses for capture management and proposal writing.”

Caleb studied a Bachelor of Business (Advanced Leadership and Marketing) at Flinders University in South Australia, and upon graduating was passionate about pursuing a career within aviation.

“Coming out of university I endeavoured to find a role within an industry that was of interest to me. When I heard about the Commercial Graduate role offered by Babcock, I became excited about the prospect of working with an organisation that provides aviation services,” Caleb says.

“Aviation has long been an area of great curiosity to me, so the decision to apply for the role was easy. Coupled with the fact Babcock facilitates a service which is of critical importance to communities across Australia, I’ve found a role that I am passionate about and take great pride in.”

Babcock’s work within Aviation and Critical Services involves emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) operations, and airborne surveillance. Assisting with aviation activities, Caleb finds this work motivating and rewarding.

“Babcock’s work contributes to a service that provides critical assistance, lifesaving operations, and emergency services to communities across the nation,” Caleb says.

“Babcock’s work within Aviation and Critical Services, the global footprint of the company, and its contribution to the aviation, marine and land sectors means that career diversification and development opportunities are in abundance.”

“There is no other company quite like Babcock in Australia and New Zealand, that operates across all of the same specialised industries as we do.”

Looking ahead, Caleb is excited for his career at Babcock growing into a role where he can pass on his commercial knowledge to others.

“Coming into an organisation that operates in a complex space, there were always going to be certain gaps in my industry specific knowledge. However, those with greater experience are always willing to aid my professional development through teaching me. I hope that one day I can pass on the knowledge to others,” Caleb says.

“Chasing your dream job is a daunting task. My advice to anyone is to focus on your skill set, study hard and find something you are passionate about.”

“I would recommend a career with Babcock to anyone; it’s an exciting, innovative and agile organisation doing great things across Australia and New Zealand.”

Jayden Grigg, Graduate Engineer:

Nothing stands in the way of success for Jayden Grigg – Graduate Engineer at Babcock Australasia. With a longstanding passion for working within the defence industry, and years of hard work under his belt, Jayden is thriving within his dream career.

As a Graduate Engineer, Jayden has surveyed assets to assist with product design and created fabrication drawings for products. He has also listed accompanying materials needed for fabrication and provided assistance to other engineering team members when electrical or electronic expertise is required.

“No two days are the same in my role – one day I am writing reports and formatting documentation for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), and the next day I am testing the compliance of a device or determining how hot a radiator pipe will get,” Jayden describes.

“Engineering involves a high level of reading comprehension, detail discrimination, mathematics and focus, all in that order. A critical part of my role involves understanding the standards and then showing mathematically that we meet those standards, as well as managing stakeholders, including the ADF and manufacturing industry.”

“Project management skills are also required to ensure outcomes are validated, verified and delivered on-time.”

Jayden has always had strong family ties to the defence industry, with his parents having served within the ADF. Combining this passion with his love for mathematics, problem-solving, and making a difference, Jayden pursued a career in engineering at university.

“I was set on joining the Defence Force, specifically the Navy as it was where I saw that I could provide the greatest value. Because of this I studied the various ranks, assets and locations of the ADF. This general knowledge of Defence serves me well in my current role at Babcock,” Jayden says.

“Additionally, I completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) (Honours) at Flinders University and finished at the end of 2019.”

Whilst completing his final year of university, Jayden undertook a six month exchange with multidisciplinary engineering school and research centre, ENSTA Bretagne, in Brest, France. That same year in France, Jayden completed an internship with Thales, where he worked on the Autonomous Surface Vessel program, among various other projects.

“My project at Thales was specifically to create a small drone that would be able to operate in the open ocean autonomously for one year. This drone would operate through the use of a basic Artificial Intelligence (AI) that controlled the various systems of the drone,” Jayden explains.

“By using basic AI, we were able to specify the direction of the drone via the navigation subsystem and using the sensors and propellers on-board. My role was mainly firmware, but I was also involved in the creation of the AI and the mission management tool.”

Jayden is proud of his achievements, and says the investment Babcock puts into its staff will allow his success to continue.

“Here at Babcock I love the camaraderie and personal investment. Babcock is big on the development of engineering skills, even after education. I am encouraged to continue my engineering development, to the point where Babcock is willing to provide me with training external to the company,” Jayden says.

“I am being provided opportunities, both in and out of projects, to take the raw skills that I learned in university and to forge them into accurate and precise tools that make me an engineering force to be reckoned with.”

“The challenges I have seen my manager face and the engineering prowess I have seen him demonstrate leaves me excited about building my engineering career with Babcock.”

Jayden’s advice for budding engineers and those chasing a career dream within the defence industry revolves around tackling your fears and stepping outside of your comfort zone.

“The problems and challenges in the Defence Industry are similar to those you will face in other industries, but the difference is that every system is absolutely mission critical every time,” Jayden says.

“This gives me a love for my job, where I can impose the beauty of mathematics on a difficult problem and see my solution become reality.”

A Day in the Life


Imogen Larcombe, Graduate Engineer

“I’ve always been a practical person and enjoy problem-solving, so I loved maths and physics at school. I had an inspiring teacher at high school, who encouraged me in specialist maths – I was one of only two girls who studied it.

“My degree is in Mechatronics and Computer Science. That’s come in very useful in my work here at Babcock, especially in a project we’re working on for our Defence customer.

“I’ve been with Babcock Australasia since the start of 2021 and in that time I’ve enjoyed learning about the industry and customer requirements.

“It’s been good to gain the end-user perspective, and see how my work can be applied in real-life situations.

“I recently took on the challenge of creating a data analytics tool that integrates multiple data points to produce an easy to use dashboard.

“From my own experience, it can be daunting to be in a course with mostly male students, but it helps that the female students support each other. Having a mentor is a great advantage, as they can boost your confidence and be a sounding board for ideas.

“My engineering hero is Michelle Simmons, who is a leader in the field of quantum physics and renowned internationally as a pioneer in atomic electronics. Her work inspires me to keep learning as much as I can, and be part of building the future.”

Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sponsorships Committee

Babcock is committed to supporting local communities and causes to improve social, health and economic outcomes. On behalf of our employees, the CSRS Committee supports initiatives aligned with key focus areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Veterans and Indigenous education. We also support employee-nominated charity and community activities and employee-related sponsorship across Australia and New Zealand.

Plan Zero 40

Babcock is committed to playing our part in addressing the Global Climate Crisis and we have pledged to reduce emissions to net zero by 2040.

We have signed the Business Ambition for 1.5oC Pledge to limit global warming in line with the Paris Agreement, enabling us to join the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Race to Zero and the We Mean Business Coalition.

This pledge commits Babcock to setting science-based emission reduction targets aligned with 1.5oC, which we aim to achieve by 2030, and sets us on course for decarbonising our estate, assets and operations to reach our overarching goal of net zero emissions by 2040.

Perks & Benefits

Ways of Working is a comprehensive suite of flexibility and leave policies that offer you a fully-rounded experience as you work with us.

It's about providing you with options to set a balance that suits you and your life, while continuing to deliver the amazing work you do for Babcock. 

  • Purchase leave – when you want extra time out
  • Parental leave – available whether you're mum or dad, with no waiting period
  • Defence leave – we're proud to support our reservists 
  • Domestic violence leave – we hope you never need it, but it's there if you do
  • Flexible working – plan your working day around your other activities
  • Compressed working weeks – get things done at your pace
  • Wellbeing days – take a pause to look after yourself

And there are plenty of other benefits available to you – career development opportunities, healthcare rates, plus retail discounts through beRewarded.

Purpose & Principles

Our Purpose and Principles define and underpin our ways of working together, how we create value for our shareholders and how we elevate delivery for our customers.

Our Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together.

Our Principles keep us on the right course for achieving our vision of a safe, strong, sustainable Babcock. They unify the way we work, so whatever your role in the business or location around the world, we're all on the same page and working together in the same way.


Our six Principles

  • Be curious – We believe in positively challenging the status quo and asking, 'how might we?'
  • Think: outcomes – We believe in measuring success by the results we deliver and the positive impact we make
  • Be kind – We believe in being kind to ourselves, kind to each other and kind to the planet
  • Collaborate – We believe that Babcock is greater than the sum of its parts
  • Be courageous – We believe in being brave, ambitious and determined
  • Own & deliver – We believe everybody has a part to play in Babcock's and our customers' success

Diversity & Inclusion

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As a global company, Babcock is a business that unites people of many different skills and outlooks, and from many different backgrounds. To be the best – and to stay the best – we make sure we recruit, retain and reward the very best and most suitable people for the job, every time.

We believe that making the most of the differences in our workforce is key to the success of our business. A diverse mix of people brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, which helps in solving complex problems and achieving our business goals.

So when you apply for a role at Babcock you’ll be assessed purely on merit, regardless of your age, gender, race, religious beliefs or background.


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At Babcock, we are passionate about creating an inclusive company – where everyone feels they belong.

We recognise there are challenges for LQBTTQI+ people in society and the workplace, and we are committed to ensuring everyone feels respected, included and supported.

Across our global company, we support Pride Month each year, encouraging all employees to participate and actively show support for LQBTTQI+ people.

In New Zealand, our people partner with the New Zealand Defence Force and have signed the Pride Pledge.

In the UK, Babcock launched our Babcock Trans and Non-Binary Policy, and work is underway to develop the policy for our global operations.

Gender Equality

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Babcock is committed to supporting gender equality. Today, when it comes to gender balance, women are significantly under-represented, particularly in senior roles. Females make up just 19% of our global workforce. We are determined to change this.

We are striving for a target of 30% women within senior leadership teams by 2025, and 30% female representation across Babcock at all levels by 2030.

We celebrate the strengths and successes of our female colleagues on International Women’s Day each year, as well as activities for International Women in Engineering Day. Babcock also supports up and coming female engineers through sponsorships and partnerships with universities and schools around the world.

First Nations

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Babcock acknowledges and respects the history, traditions and culture of the communities we serve, and of many of our people.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock celebrates NAIDOC Week, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) and National Reconciliation Week.

We partner with Supply Nation to expand our supply chain to include indigenous-owned businesses and suppliers across Australia. We have an equivalent commitment in New Zealand through the Amotai initiative.

We continue to provide major long-term sponsorship to Engineering Aid Australia and to Yalari, with one of our previous Yalari Scholarship students joining Babcock as an apprentice engineer at Barrow Island.

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)


Sustainability is at the heart of our business, and is a key part of our planning, our operational delivery and our approach to through-life support.

We are committed to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment, focusing on the safety of our people and ensuring a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. Our approach to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) is how we aim to deliver sustainably.


Incorporating sustainability into our everyday operations is key to ensure successful, long-term delivery outcomes and we have a responsibility to leave a positive impact on our environment.

We use innovative solutions to reduce our energy needs, while focusing on cleaner energy and other natural resources. We recognise that working sustainably makes strategic business sense. Group-wide activities support increasing local focus on managing clean inputs and also drive this agenda through activities that directly support our customers’ needs.

We take our responsibility for managing the impact of our operations and those of our supply chain on the environment seriously. We integrate environmental sustainability into our programme design, optimise use of resources and minimise waste through re-use and recycling.


We rely on the support and collaboration of local communities, small businesses and our people where we live and work to continue delivering critical support to customers for whom failure is not an option.

Our partnership with the communities in which we operate is at the core of Babcock’s business. We play an active part in our local communities to enhance development and inspire the next generation.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees is of paramount importance, as is the need to continually invest in them to ensure that we have the right people in place now and in years to come. We are also committed to providing a fair, equal and inclusive environment for all of our people.

At Babcock we believe diversity is about embracing the advantages people with different experiences, skills and outlooks can bring to our teams. We encourage a diverse and inclusive employee base where each person feels respected and able to fill their potential.


Babcock has always been and will always be committed to doing business honestly and openly. We hold our leaders to account for ensuring their businesses operate according to the standards we expect.

Our Code of Business Conduct lays out our policy of strict ethical conduct, highlighting the fundamental importance of conducting all business activities to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

We believe that ethical behaviour underpins our sustainability activities. We establish robust processes and controls to identify opportunities and manage corporate risks. We understand that our reputation and good name are amongst our greatest assets, which could easily be lost by actual or suspected unethical behaviour.

We partner with our supply chains to identify innovative solutions and ensure timely delivery of quality products and services. External expenditure via third party suppliers, including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), accounts for approximately 50% of our turnover and our approach and ability to manage these relationships impacts our ability to deliver performance and margin.

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