Babcock case study – Jordan Robertson

Jordan Robertson served 12 years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, deploying on operations in Iraq and twice in Afghanistan. The leadership and management skills that Jordan acquired during these high-pressure situations have provided him with a solid foundation to successfully manage his role within Babcock.

Jordan joined Babcock in 2015 and quickly progressed to become the Queen Elizabeth Class High Voltage Manager, overseeing high voltage safety during the commissioning of the aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales. Now the Facilities Maintenance Manager for Babcock’s Rosyth site, Jordan leads a multi-skilled team of employees and sub-contractors, delivering planned preventative and reactive maintenance on critical assets supporting major naval, nuclear and commercial projects.

Jordan said: “Working for Babcock has been an exciting and challenging experience. I have learned new skills and adapted to new challenges, and my current team, peers and leadership team have made my experience really enjoyable and rewarding.

“I had many rewarding experiences during my time in the military and learned lots of transferable skills that have set me in good stead for my current role. Being trusted to deliver and report on operationally critical assets whilst in Afghanistan under extreme pressure became second nature, and this experience has been crucial in my role(s) within Babcock.

“Being nominated for Team Leader of the Year and becoming a finalist in the Scottish
Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2022 gave me a further boost in confidence in terms of what I have achieved. None of this would be possible without the skillset that I learned within the Armed Forces and the current drive from Babcock to deliver the best product and invest in its people.

“Creating a safe and secure world, together, and helping the Armed Forces to deliver whilst being a major employer of service leavers and reservists, shows Babcock’s commitment and support to the Armed Forces community.”

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