Administration Apprenticeship Babcock International

Want to develop your administration skills whilst gaining hands-on, real-world work experience? This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an international business where the work you'll do is varied, interesting and makes a vital contribution to creating a safe and secure world.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Fully funded qualification, personal development training and opportunities, a minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays, competitive pension scheme, employee share scheme, flexible benefits including employee shopping savings portal.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    1 Year

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Administration Apprentice, you’ll be part of our Business Support community, playing a critical role in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of our business are efficient and effective.  

On this 2-year apprenticeship, you'll provide support across various departments, developing skills like:

  • Customer service
  • Diary management
  • Document control
  • Event coordination.

During your first year, you'll complete three 4-month placements in different areas to gain broad experience. In your second year, you'll embark on a 12-month placement in an agreed business area, to expand your skills and define your career path. 

Throughout your apprenticeship, you could be involved in projects like:

  • Designing marketing materials for careers events
  • Researching and collating information for internal use
  • Working on team projects to build your communication, problem-solving and project management capabilities. 

The training you will be getting

You'll study to obtain the Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

Training location to be confirmed 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to take on roles such as Personal Assistant, Document Controller, Project Administrator and more.  

The administration skills you gain could take you anywhere in the business. Some of our apprentices are now in positions such as Business Change Manager, Supply Chain Development Manager and Communications Business Partner. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Time management


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 grade) Essential

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

About the employer

Babcock is an international defence company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus countries. We meet our customers’ key requirements of affordability, availability, and capability by delivering engineering, support and critical systems to defence and civil markets.


Babcock International


Devonport Royal Dockyard




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you’ve clicked ‘Apply’, you’ll be taken to our application site. Set up a candidate profile and you can apply for roles at Babcock.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Mar 2024