Electrical Manufacturing Apprenticeship Babcock International

Ready to jumpstart your career as an Electrical Technician? Join our 4-year Electrical Manufacturing Apprenticeship and learn how to assemble, wire, and test a wide range of electrical and electronic equipment. You'll be part of a team where you'll learn to use a range of power and hand tools, along with test and measuring instruments. Safety is our top priority, so you'll also learn the best practices for manufacturing, repairing, and testing equipment.

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

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You'll get the best of both worlds with a mix of hands-on experience and classroom learning. All the while you’ll be surrounded by an experienced and supportive team, eager to share their knowledge with you. 
What you'll be doing: 

  • Assembly, wiring, and testing of electrical and electronic equipment
  • Using power and hand tools
  • Applying safe working practices
  • Spending time in our Whetstone workshop
  • Opportunities to work at customer sites

Once you've completed the apprenticeship, you'll be fully equipped to take on the role of an Electrical Manufacturing Technician. 

The training you will be getting

You’ll receive practical and theoretical electrical and electronic engineering training, combined with company-specific training given in the workplace.   
You'll be studying for a Level 3 (Pathway 13 - Technical Support Technician) Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard at Loughborough College. This means you'll get a nationally recognised qualification that blends classroom learning with real-world experience. 

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

Interest in subject matter, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent in 4 subjects including English and Science (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent in Maths (Grade B/6 or higher) Essential

Things to consider

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




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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

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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