Will Bugden

I am a Royal Navy Reservist - Able Rate Logistics Branch.

As part of the logistics team, I belong to one of the busiest teams in the Royal Navy. I am able to learn numerous skills that I can then apply to my day job on site. Babcock has been supportive of my engagement with the reserves. I’ve been given special paid leave to complete my training and still have time for my personal leave and holidays. My colleagues and managers have supported me too, recognising the benefit which will come from my training and experiences.

My day job is...
Graduate Electrical and Electronic Engineer. A normal day for me would be: I am on Babcock’s graduate programme so each day brings something new. A day generally involves a mixture of meetings, paperwork and getting out and about but all of my placements have been different. My duties have included: project management, submarine refit, ship design and safety work and support to the site’s electrical infrastructure. I am also a STEM ambassador. I get to visit local schools and events to encourage the next generation of engineers, through fun and exciting challenges. My work at Babcock fits well with my career in the reserves, working to support the Navy on a daily basis.