Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship

Job Description

Job Title: Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship

Location: Walsall, UK

Compensation: £17,310 +benefits

Role Type: Full time

Role ID: SF47751

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.

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.

As a Babcock Vehicle Engineering (BVE) Technical Apprentice you will work on a wide range of Civilian Land Equipment. The tasks are challenging and varied in an exciting environment producing work which ensures our customers, specifically the Police forces, have equipment they can depend on. We have a selection of specialist roles across the engineering disciplines, including Vehicle Mechanics, Vehicle Electronics, Fabricators & Welders and Coach builders.

Apprentices will be trained to IMI Level 2 Auto-care Technician Standard (Vehicle Mechanics) combined with a Level 3 NNQ in After Market VCQ. The academic aspects of the apprenticeship will be delivered to Light Vehicle Technician Standard over a 3-phase period with annual phase gateways at the end of each academic year to confirm learners' progression to the next phase of the standard. The role is based from Vehicle Engineering in Walsall but with the opportunity to work from other sites for short periods to broaden your experience.

All 1st Year Apprentices will also complete a mandatory one-week residential outward bound training course.

Possible placements:

Apprentices will work at a variety of locations across the site and will move around to gain an insight into all the operations on site. There is a requirement to attend college, training will be done both onsite and at the college location.

Qualifications you'll get:

  • You will gain a variety of National qualifications, this includes:
  • IMI Level 2 Autocare
  • NNQ level 3 Aftermarket VCQ

What you'll need:

Individual employers will set their criteria; typically, 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including English, Maths and a Science or Technology based subject.

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

The apprentice must demonstrate the core requirements below and 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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