Mechanical Design Apprentice Babcock International

Are you looking to launch your career in mechanical design? Join our exciting 4-year Mechanical Design Apprenticeship and you’ll play an integral role in creating a safe and secure world.

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

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000212723

  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

It’s an opportunity like no other as you develop the technologies that will shape the future of energy and defence. 
 
During the programme, you'll enjoy a variety of placements across different UK sites to gain broad experience. Here's some of what you'll get up to: 

  • Producing calculations, analysis, models, drawings and reports.
  • Getting to grips with computer-aided design (CAD).
  • Working alongside experts on key projects.
  • Developing your skills in mathematics, science and technology.  

You’ll also work side-by-side with friendly and experienced colleagues who will share their expertise and bring out the best in you. At the end of the 4 years, you'll be ready to take on a Mechanical Design role that makes a real difference. 

The training you will be getting

You’ll receive practical and theoretical training, combined with company-specific training given in the workplace.     
  
At Loughborough College, you’ll work toward the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacturing Technician, preparing you for a successful career in the nuclear sector.  

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 CAD design, Positive attitude

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

Leicester

LE3 1UF

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Training

Training provider

LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE

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 manufacturing technician

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