HGV Driver Apprenticeship Babcock International

Kickstart your driving career with our HGV Driver Apprenticeship based at Gibraltar Barracks, the home of Combat Engineer Training for the Royal Engineers.

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. Working hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

This is no ordinary HGV Driver Apprenticeship. You'll play a key role in supporting the Royal Engineers (RE), the engineering arm of the British Army. 
No two days are the same as you provide vital services that assist critical military exercises and training. It's a chance to launch a career that makes a real difference to national security. 
During your training, you'll gain your HGV and Passenger Transport driving licences. You'll also learn to operate specialist vehicles like cranes, plant machinery, bridging equipment, Lorry Mounted Loaders and other specialist vehicle types. Combining hands-on experience with theory, you'll develop the skills to excel in military driving roles. 
Some of the skills you'll develop include: 

  • HGV and passenger transport driving
  • Operating specialist vehicles and equipment
  • Supporting 24-hour military exercises
  • Working on army bases and specialist terrains.  

After qualifying, you'll be ready to take on an exciting driver role supporting live training activities. With your skills, experience and can-do attitude, you'll play a key role in military training operations. 

The training you will be getting

Your apprenticeship will include initial HGV training and licensing, followed by further training for Passenger Transport and specialist vehicle licences. 
You will gain a variety of National qualifications including: 

  • HGV Licence Cat C+E (Old HGV1 articulated trucks)
  • Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)
  • ADR Licence for carriage of Dangerous Goods
  • Pledge for Passenger Transport Services Vehicle (PSV) Training and licence (Cat D Licence)
  • Opportunity for extra professional driving/operating licences such as crane, plant vehicles and more.  

During your training, you will also complete at least one mandatory one-week deployment in support of military training activities in Army Training Areas, under tactical scenarios. This will include living out of Army Training Area accommodation, working shifts, supporting 24-hour military training activities and includes very attractive overtime rates of pay. 

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

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

A full UK driving licence, Medical and eyesight standards


Other full UK drivers licence (Grade NA) 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


Gibraltar Barracks



GU17 9LP

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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

Large goods vehicle (LGV) driver C + E

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