Finance Apprenticeship Babcock International

Interested in finance and accountancy and want to work in a large, progressive, and diverse international business? Our finance apprenticeship could be the perfect fit for you. Discover a varied, fast-paced and rewarding career and play an integral role as we create a safe and secure world, together. Duties will include; Creating and interpreting information Effectively communicating information to stakeholders Proactively managing personal development

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. Shifts to be announced

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Our Finance Apprenticeship provides significant responsibility and exciting opportunities for career progression.

From day one, you will have a dedicated mentor who understands your business area and will support you throughout your development. You'll work on interesting projects, collaborate with key stakeholders, and deliver tangible outputs that make a difference. 

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will gain exposure to new environments and develop skills that will kickstart your career in business finance: 

  • Creating and interpreting information
  • Effectively communicating information to stakeholders
  • Proactively managing personal development
  • Working under tight deadlines and adapting to changing priorities
  • Coordinating with others to meet deadlines and changing priorities
  • Produce quality and accurate information
  • Apply accounting and tax knowledge
  • Consistently deliver high-quality and accurate data and information. 

You'll enjoy placements across a wide range of areas including Submarines, Warships, Naval Bases, Contract Management and IT projects, offering variety and insight into our operations.  

The training you will be getting

  • Professional accounting or taxation technician

As an apprentice, you'll spend your time onsite at HM Naval Base Devonport, attending virtual training sessions, and receiving onsite visits from our training provider to assess your progress. 

From the start, you'll be working towards an AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification, which will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge for your role.

As you work through your apprenticeship you will have the ability to gain varying levels of AAT qualifications (depending on your starting point). By the end of your apprenticeship, you may hold Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 AAT qualifications. 

You'll be enrolled in a finance-focused course and assigned a dedicated study tutor. The course covers a wide range of topics, including software, costing, and bookkeeping, with end-of-topic exams every few months. 

These exams contribute to your overall grade at the end of the year. 
With access to high-quality resources and flexible learning options, this programme allows you to apply what you learn directly to your daily work at Babcock. 

It's an excellent opportunity to combine practical experience with academic study and enhance your educational journey. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Analytical skills


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including maths and English (Grade C/4 grade or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 subjects (Grade Grade A-C) 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

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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