Welder at Babcock

People in this role may also be known as fabricators and welders or fabricator.

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How much does Babcock pay welder employees?

Welder at Babcock
£12.11–19.74
Typical range
£9.50–16.10

Welder employees at Babcock are typically paid £12.11–19.74 an hour, based on data from 6 employees.

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What is management like for welder employees at Babcock?

44 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    20% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    No two days are the same.

    Worst thing

    Management interference

    9.4

    Senior Supervisor, November 2020

    • Manages people
    • £44,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older

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What are the hours like for welder employees at Babcock?

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Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 20% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 60% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    40% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    80% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    0% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Hour it’s local and very laid back

    Worst thing

    Small part of a big company so very remote from the top

    9.4

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

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What is career progression like for welder employees at Babcock?

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Excellent
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    100% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 83% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from welder employees at Babcock

  • Best thing

    Shift bonuses ontop of weekend overtime pay, which means I could make about 350-400 for a sunday night 12h

    8.3

    Welder, April 2021

    • £27,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
  • Best thing

    Stress free environment.
    Sick pay.

    Worst thing

    Not enough welding as i would like.

    10.0

    Welder, November 2020

    • £26,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    work colleagues & money earnings

    Worst thing

    have to Friday & Sunday n/s

    7.8

    fabricator, March 2020

    • £41,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 55–64 years old

How Babcock ranks

Babcock ranks 1st to work for in fabricator or welder employers

  1. 1 Babcock
    7.6
  2. 2 Severfield
    6.5