Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Babcock International

Fascinated by 3D design and digital engineering? Gain hands-on experience and a career that makes a difference through our 4-year Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.

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 to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Digital engineering is transforming design and construction through 3D modelling, virtual reality and more. By joining our apprenticeship, you'll gain coveted skills in this high-tech field and work on groundbreaking nuclear and defence projects. 
You'll be part of a team, collaborating with designers and contractors. Through hands-on work and guidance from your experienced colleagues, you'll develop expertise in: 

  • BIM (Building Information Modelling) and CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • Design integration and coordination
  • Visualisations and clash detection
  • Ensuring compliance with safety standards and regulations
  • Providing support across projects

It's an exciting opportunity to gain real-world experience and become a valued member of project delivery teams. 
By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be a competent Digital Engineering Technician equipped to advance your career. 

The training you will be getting

  • You'll study a Level 3 Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeship at Wigan and Leigh College
  • This combines practical learning with theory related to digital engineering techniques and the built environment

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

Communication skills, Team working, Basic PC, Windows, Microsoft, Understanding software tools


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

Digital 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