Skilled Trades Apprentice

Location: Rosyth

Contract: Apprenticeship

Closing Date: 26/03/2023

Work for the world you want to live in.

Wouldn’t you want to live in a world where people, populations and the planet thrive? Where technology protects rather than threatens. Where societies feel safe and secure. Where cities and continents feel part of one global community.

We’re an international aerospace, defence and security company, with sites all-round the UK, that do loads of exciting and important things to make the world safer and more secure. We defend nations, save lives and protect communities around the globe.


The Engineering Apprenticeships are based at Rosyth.
At the heart of our Marine sector is our 320 acre Rosyth facility, which is home to one of the largest waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK. The facilities have been an iconic presence on the River Forth for more than 100 years and carry a name synonymous with engineering excellence. Our world-class assets and infrastructure support a diverse range of naval and commercial marine programmes as well as advanced manufacturing.

At Rosyth, you can expect to work on the build, maintenance and refit of UK Royal Navy and international naval vessels, including the Type 31 Frigate Programme and UK Submarine Dismantling Programme.
Our wider engineering and marine services business encompasses the through-life support of complex assets, marine engineering and platform design, advanced manufacturing and the international application of intellectual property via our Gas Handling business, LGE.

Engineering Apprenticeships: 
Working through a 4-year, fully accredited Modern Apprenticeship programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, and to specialise in one of a number of engineering-based trades which will be assigned prior to you taking up the post (Electrical, Mechanical, Welding, Fabrication, Pipeworker & Machinist CNC).

If you are successful in your application, your specific areas of responsibility on the programme will include building your understanding and knowledge of engineering principles, attending college and submitting work within set deadlines and completing academic and vocational training activities. In all activities undertaken, participants will be required to meet the standards set out within the Modern Apprenticeship and by Babcock.

Possible placements: 
You will undertake placements on site within our production areas to broaden your knowledge and experience and work towards your SVQ level 3 qualification.

Qualifications you’ll get: 

You will gain the following qualifications in your respective apprenticeship discipline. These four components make up your Modern Apprenticeship.
•    SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations.
•    SVQ Level 3 in your chosen engineering discipline.
•    National Certificate in your chosen discipline.
•    Core skills at intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5.

What you’ll need: 

Five SQA National Qualifications needed:

  •     Maths at National Level 5
  •     English at National Level 5
  •     Science or technical subject at National Level 5
  •     Two others at National Level 4 or 5

The apprentice must demonstrate the core requirements below and also demonstrate the specialist requirements in their chosen role.

What you’ll get:
•    Generous benefits including:
•    Very competitive starting salary
•    Fully funded qualifications up to degree level may be available
•    Personal development training and opportunities
•    Pension scheme with employee contributions matched up to 8% of salary
•    25 days holidays plus bank holidays
•    Flexible working (by local arrangement)
•    Discounted shopping and half-price cinema tickets
•    Cycle to work scheme

Babcock International 
Work for the world you want to live in. Work to leave a positive legacy that is felt for generations. Work as one team, one Babcock and create a safe a secure world, together.

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate, and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Application Guidance
All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at the interview.

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