Mechanical / Electrical Apprentice

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical / Electrical Apprentice

Location: RAF Northolt

Compensation: £16,000 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Fixed term

Role ID: SF46521

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.


In the civil sector, our highly trained pilots and medical staff provide aerial emergency medical services, aerial search and rescue operations and aerial firefighting missions, supported by our in-house engineering teams and operational control centres. In the defence sector, our skilled engineers, ground support staff and training instructors deliver military flying training, air station support and integrated engineering services to armies, navies and air forces in Europe.

All graduates in Aviation relocate every six months, so you need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme.

Mechanical / Electrical Apprentice:

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join us an apprentice to be trained as a skilled Mechanical/ Electrical technician.

The role will require the individual to participate in various areas of practical and theoretical Mechanical and electrical engineering training; combined with company specific training given in the workplace. This will include completion of a Level 3 technical certificate, leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

As an apprentice you will be trained in assembly, wiring, and test of a wide range of mechanical and electrical equipment. This will involve using a range of power and hand tools, together with test and measuring instruments. Candidates will learn and be expected to apply safe working practices for the manufacture, repair, and testing of equipment.

Candidates will gain solid foundation within a professional team environment and have opportunity to learn from professional and friendly individuals, both at college and in the workplace.

Qualifications you'll get:

NVQ Level II Engineering

What you'll need:

A minimum of 5 GCSE's at Grade 4 (C) or above including English, Science, and Maths. Must also be eligible to work in the UK on a permanent basis and satisfy Ministry of Defence security 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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