Mechanical Manufacturing Apprenticeship Babcock International

Are you passionate about mechanical manufacturing and keen to kickstart your career? On our 4-year Mechanical Manufacturing Apprenticeship, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the nuclear industry.

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, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

It’s an apprenticeship like no other as you immerse yourself in a variety of manufacturing, assembly, and testing activities for a wide array of mechanical equipment used in the nuclear industry. From hands-on practical training, mastering hand and machine tools, to fitting and testing, every day will be a new learning experience. 
As part of our friendly and supportive team, you’ll get involved in: 

  • Engaging in diverse manufacturing processes
  • Assembling and testing mechanical equipment
  • Gaining expertise in hand and machine tools
  • Undertaking tasks at our Whetstone facility and occasionally at customer sites

By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll have a wealth of knowledge and skills, setting you up for a promising career in mechanical manufacturing within the nuclear sector. 

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 towards the Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship standard, which includes an NVQ Level 3. This ensures that your time on the apprenticeship is a blend of both theoretical knowledge and hands-on 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

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




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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 fitter

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.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024