Welding Apprenticeship Babcock International

Interested in becoming an elite welder creating safety-critical products? Launch your career through our fantastic 4-year Welding 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


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Working hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

This is not your normal welding job. Join us and you’ll train in state-of-the-art facilities to reach top tier standards. Learning how to weld complicated joints in TIG, NIG, MAG, Manual Metal Arc, and Fluc-core Metal active gas, you’ll become a highly skilled specialist.

Working alongside experts, you’ll collaborate on products like submarine components to help keep navies safe at sea. When lives depend on quality, attention to detail matters.

Gaining hands-on experience, you’ll:

  • Excel at welding complex joints in metals.
  • Achieve stringent codes for naval welding quality.
  • Hone workshop skills like machining and hand-fitting. 
  • Diagnose and solve challenging welding defects.
  • Operate the latest robotic welding equipment.

After qualifying, you’ll begin an exciting career as a coded welder here on site. With your advanced skills, you can progress to roles like welding engineer.

The training you will be getting

You'll study towards a Level 3 Plate Welder Apprenticeship at Bath and Radstock Colleges, developing the knowledge and competencies for your role.

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3/D) 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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Training provider


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

Plate welder

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Mar 2024