Apprentice High Level Finance

Job Description

Job Title: Finance Apprenticeship

Location: Devonport, UK

Compensation: £18,809 + benefits

Role Type: Fixed Term

Role ID: SF47148

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 Finance Apprenticeship is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth.

Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such desirable places to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths,

Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

Finance Apprenticeship:

Our Finance Apprenticeship programme gives you lots of responsibility, the chance to progress, and from day one you will be assigned a mentor that understands your business area and who will support you through your development programme. You will be given the opportunity to work on interesting projects, meet key stakeholders in the business, and deliver real outputs that will make a difference.

Throughout the course of your apprenticeship, you will gain exposure to new environments which will challenge, build, and develop new skills, kickstarting your career into business finance.

Given the ambitious nature of the company, Babcock offers an exciting opportunity to progress and become part of a team that continuously strives to excel.

Possible placements:

Apprentices will spend their time onsite at Devonport and will attend virtual training sessions as well as onsite visits from the training provider to assess your progress.

Placements will include opportunities to work within Submarines, Warships, Naval Bases, the Central teams which includes Contract Management/IT projects, offering variety and insight into Babcock.

Tasks will include Project & Overhead Accounting support, analysing the data using Excel features, managing billing and being a key member of the Finance function.

Qualifications you'll gain:

As you work through your apprenticeship you will have the ability gain varying levels of AAT qualifications (depending on your starting point).

What you'll need:

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above, including maths and English and 3 A-Levels grades A-C.

What you'll get:
Generous benefits including:
Very competitive starting salary
Fully funded qualification
Personal development training and opportunities
Pension scheme with employee contributions matched up to 8% of salary
25 days holidays plus bank holidays
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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