BMT • GBR - Bath, GBR - Bristol, GBR - Southampton

Graduate Naval Architect 2024

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Graduate Naval Architect

About BMT

We exist to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time. We create environments where people with outstanding technical knowledge deliver meaningful, practical solutions. We are driven by a commitment to a safer, more efficient, effective and sustainable future. To find out more about BMT please go to

Through our projects and operations, we seek to create positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes, inspiring and helping our customers, suppliers, and partners to have a more positive impact in the world. We are committed to demonstrating sustainability practices across our operations, and conduct business in a manner that is responsible, and accountable.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to achieving our purpose as a business. Our goal is to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.

Why work for us?

At BMT, our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, and personal development. An example of some of the benefits we offer.

  • Private Medical (family coverage)
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Flexible working
  • Wellbeing fund – a yearly fund for you to spend on a hobby or interest.
  • 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Holiday trading
  • Retail Vouchers
  • Professional Subscriptions

“We’ve been Flexified, so you can trust that we’re a truly flexible workplace” This enables us to be more adaptable in how we work and supports us towards delivering our 2035 Net Zero target.

To find out more about our verified flexible status, visit - Flexa Careers | Flexible Workplaces Offering Freedom & Choice

About the Role

Due to exciting current and future workload requirements BMT is looking for graduates to join our Naval Architecture team working in the UK and Europe Region. Roles are available within our Defence and/or Commercial Marine Sectors. As a graduate, you will receive training from our experienced employees, supporting your journey towards achieving Chartered status.

We are looking for candidates who have the following.

  • A degree (or equivalent) in Naval Architecture or a similar related field preferably to Master’s level;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey technical concepts;
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate with other engineers and professionals;
  • Enthusiasm to deliver a first-class service to our clients, marked by attention to detail; and
  • Desire to further their career and gain Chartered status.

Working in this technical consultancy focused role will provide you the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects and research, with the ability to tailor your training and project experience to align with your personal and professional aspirations. You will benefit from the mentorship of our experienced employees who are committed to facilitating your progression towards professional accreditation and, where suitable, the publication of technical articles.

This is a hybrid role, where you can work from home and in one of our UK offices. Our primary offices are in Bath/Bristol for the Defence Sector and Southampton for the Commercial Marine Sector. Depending on project needs you will be expected to occasionally travel to customer sites and BMT offices.

What is the Graduate Programme?

As a BMT graduate, you will be part of an exciting 2-year development programme which will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you will need to propel your career to the next level. You will receive a tailored training programme and be paired with a mentor who will support your development.

BMT, in partnership with a range of professional institutions, will support your journey towards Chartership if that is a route you are interested in. We will support you by paying your membership fees and providing a mentor to guide you through the application process.

Roles within the Defence Sector will benefit from our Royal Institution of Naval Architects accredited graduate training scheme

About You

We seek proactive and dedicated graduates to join our dynamic team of Naval Architects. Our team works on diverse technical projects, solving customer problems and delivering innovative custom solutions. We collaborate with clients to design new and existing vessels (Ships and Submarines) and assist them in managing their in-service support needs. Leveraging new and emerging technologies, we provide solutions which are relevant now and for the future.

Missing skills? Let us be the judge! BMT are passionate about people. We recognise technology moves quickly and no one can learn everything, which is why we seek those who enjoy problem solving, can adapt to challenges, and demonstrate the aptitude to learn. With enthusiasm and the right attitude, we can help you discover your potential.

Roles within the Defence Sector require full UK security clearance so you must have resided in the UK for the past 5 years.

Apply Online

Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you.

Early application is advised and will be assessed continuously. This advert will be removed once the roles are filled.

Please note this role is for an October 24 start.

A message to recruitment agencies: We receive applications exclusively via our ATS. Please note that we do not accept CVs submitted via email to the HR department or staff within our Operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing budget - £250 per annum
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023