Quality Technician Apprenticeship Babcock International

Looking to gain experience in quality assurance across a diverse range of naval defence projects? Join our 2-year Quality Technician Apprenticeship and you'll be a valuable part of shaping the future of defence technology.

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, times 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

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Our Quality Discipline is here to fully support our customers by assuring the quality of our products, services, systems and processes. 
In this hands-on role, you'll work with teams based in Bristol and Plymouth to provide vital quality assurance. Rotating through placements focused on supplier, manufacturing, project and systems quality, you'll gain well-rounded expertise. 
Your tasks could include: 

  • Supporting senior quality practitioners to formulate the quality strategy 
  • Inspecting and testing parts and products
  • Planning and conducting audits  
  • Developing quality control plans
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Analysing data to identify improvements
  • Guiding and supporting others to improve quality competency and performance
  • Developing documents to support new projects. 

With guidance and support from experienced professionals, you'll play a crucial role in assuring that our naval vessels and infrastructure meet the highest quality standards.

After your 2-year apprenticeship, you'll be prepared to pursue a variety of exciting quality positions, contributing to the delivery of advanced defence equipment and services.  

The training you will be getting

You'll study towards a Level 4 Quality Practitioner qualification to complement your onsite training. This covers all aspects of quality assurance and control.

After successfully completing the apprenticeship, you will be eligible for recognition at Practitioner level membership of the CQI (Chartered Quality Institute). 

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

Attention to detail, Organisation skills


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects (Grade Grade C/4 or higher) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 subjects (Maths and Science desirable) (Grade C/4 grade 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

Quality practitioner

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