Project Management Apprenticeship Babcock International

Experience a fast and dynamic project environment as you own and deliver real projects. As a Project Management Apprentice at Babcock, you’ll be making a difference to the world around you, supporting customers with world leading technologies and capabilities.

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 confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

Getting things to happen how they should, when they should, safely and within budget is both a science and an art. On this programme, you’ll learn exactly how it’s done.  
As a Project Management Apprentice, you will become an important part of our Project Management and Project Controls Discipline, working on a diverse range of projects where your output can make a real difference. 
You’ll be bringing about benefits to our customers whilst always keeping time, cost, quality and risk in mind. 
Your typical daily activities will include:

  • preparing planning schedules and activities for review
  • defining work packages
  • reconciling and analysing data into useful information
  • developing communication plans
  • producing reports on delivery, cost and quality.   

Over the course of your 2-year programme, you will undertake 2-3 placements, giving you the opportunity to experience different areas of the business. 

The training you will be getting

You will attend college on a weekly basis to study and gain qualifications in:  

  • Project Foundation Qualification (PFQ) 
  • Associate Project Manager Qualification (APMQ) 
  • Level 4 Associate Project Manager qualification     

Your technical training will be supplemented with in-house training courses and soft skill training to help you develop your personal and team working skills.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business
  • You could be selected for a permanent project management role working as an Assistant Project Manager within Babcock and supported to gain professional membership to the Association for Project Management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Passion for project management


GCSE or equivalent 4 subjects including English (Grade C/4 grade or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade B/6 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 subjects (Grade Grade B/6 or above) 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


Bristol, GB


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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

Associate project manager

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.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024