Mechanical Design Apprenticeship Babcock International

Curious about the world of mechanical engineering and CAD design? Our 3-year Mechanical Design Apprenticeship offers a unique blend of hands-on experience and academic learning, setting you on the path to an exciting career in the nuclear sector.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,493.00

    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

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000212690

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As part of our busy design office, you’ll work side-by-side with our seasoned experts who are not only knowledgeable but also friendly and supportive. 
 
Your typical tasks will include: 

  • Assisting in the production of scoping calculations and supporting analysis.
  • Creating models, drawings and design-based documentation.
  • Crafting technical reports for customers or specific projects.  

You’ll also get to spend time undertaking placements across a range of business areas.  
 
By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be well-equipped with the skills and knowledge to make significant contributions to the field of mechanical engineering and CAD design. 

The training you will be getting

You’ll receive practical and theoretical training, combined with company-specific training given in the workplace.    
 
Your academic journey will be at Lakes College, where you'll work towards the Level 5 Mechanical Engineering Technician. Apprenticeship standard. This blend of classroom learning and on-the-job training will make sure you're well-prepared for a career as a Mechanical Designer. 

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, Analytical skills

Qualifications

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
A Level or equivalent in 3 related subjects (Grade Any) 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.

Employer

Babcock International

Address

Cumbria

CA24 3HZ

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Training

Training provider

LAKES COLLEGE WEST CUMBRIA

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

Nuclear technician

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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