Electrical Design Apprenticeship Babcock International

Thinking about a career in electrical design? Our 3-year Electrical Design Apprenticeship offers a unique blend of 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


    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: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Join us, and you'll gain experience that will give you an excellent understanding of the industry. Our welcoming design office is where you'll team up with experienced professionals, soaking up their knowledge and benefiting from their guidance. 
Here's what you'll get up to: 

  • Assisting with scoping calculations and diving into supporting analysis
  • Crafting detailed models and drawings that bring ideas to life
  • Producing design-based documentation and technical reports that resonate with our clients  

You'll also get the chance to explore different parts of our business through varied placements, ensuring you get a full picture of what we do.  
Once you've completed the apprenticeship, you'll be well-positioned to take on roles within our design team, with a wealth of experience and a network of colleagues to support your future growth and opportunities.

The training you will be getting

You’ll receive practical and theoretical training, combined with company-specific training given in the workplace.     
At Wigan & Leigh College, you'll work towards the Level 5 Nuclear Technician (Elec) Apprenticeship, 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

Experience in subject matter, Interest in subject matter


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


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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

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