Engineering Technician and Fitting Apprenticeship

Job Description

Job Title: Engineering Technician and Fitting Apprenticeship

Location: Bristol, UK

Compensation: £15,285 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Fixed term

Role ID: SF46835

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.

Bristol (Mission Systems)

Our Marine - Defence business, based in Bristol, forms a critical part of Babcock's Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500-strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally, ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.

Your home base will be Bristol, but some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations.

Engineering Technician and Fitting Apprenticeship:

Our apprenticeship scheme will take 4 years to complete. During this time, you'll earn a competitive apprentice wage and gain hands-on technical experience in the workplace. As part of the structured training programme, you will complete workbooks and training logs whilst being provided with continual support and on the job training.

Possible placements:

Whilst on your apprenticeship you will gain experience within an engineering environment, and this ensures you are familiar with engineering materials, processes and communication methods such as engineering drawings.

During the first year you will undertake training full time at college to complete your Foundation training which will include:

  • Machining components using milling machines
  • Machining components using lathes
  • Manufacturing components through a variety of bench fitting skills

You will also undertake block placements within the production area becoming familiar with and use the machines used for manufacturing.

The latter years will be spent within the area you are likely to continue your career. This allows you to become highly skilled and competent within this area, developing you into an integral part of the team.

Qualifications you'll get:

You will receive training in the following areas:

  • Level 2 Foundation Engineering Diploma (knowledge)
  • Level 2 Foundation Engineering Diploma (competence)
  • BTEC level 3 Development Diploma in Engineering
  • Level 3 Competence Diploma (pathways to be confirmed)
  • Additional accredited Engineering Training
  • Specific in-house company training

The aim of the Engineering Apprenticeship scheme is to prepare you for a manufacturing, fitting or inspection post within the company.

What you'll need:

Skills required:

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and build strong relationships with co- workers
  • Able to communicate with others well at all levels, both verbally and through formal written correspondence
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Robust work ethic
  • Safety conscious and show high levels of reliability, punctuality and dependability

Personal qualities:

  • A passion for Engineering
  • Focused on your own self development
  • Hard working
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • The drive to develop and apply education gained from the training provider and Babcock
  • We want to meet with people who can demonstrate a strong aptitude for and interest in technical-based subject matter

Qualifications required:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs all at C/4 grade (or equivalent) including Maths, English Language and a Science, or equivalent qualifications

The ability to gain SC clearance.

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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