Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics Apprenticeship Babcock International

Without logistics and supply chain management, the wheels of industry would grind to a halt. Gain the knowledge and skills to keep those wheels turning with a Procurement and Supply Chain Apprenticeship at Babcock; a dynamic and supportive place to start an exciting career.

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

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Closing date: 30 May 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. Exact shift to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Whether designing, building, operating, managing or maintaining vital assets, one thing is certain - procurement and supply chain lies at the heart of our operations and plays a pivotal role in our business success across our global operations.  
On your 2-year programme, you’ll undertake a new placement every 6 months to gain experience in the following areas:  

  • Planning & Inventory Management 
  • Strategic Sourcing 
  • Operational Procurement
  • Logistics & Warehousing 

Joining our Procurement and Supply Chain function as an apprentice presents you with a great opportunity to embark on a varied career. Members of our teams often say that no two days are the same in the life of a Procurement and Supply Chain professional. 
Your days will be varied as you carry out a range of responsibilities from placing purchase orders with suppliers, to managing supplier order books and sending requests for quotations (RFQs). Everything you do will help the business and our customers deliver essential products and services around the world. 

The training you will be getting

During the apprenticeship, you will attend college on a weekly basis to gain core knowledge and skills to obtain a CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. 

Your technical training will be supplemented with in-house training courses and soft skill training to help you develop your personal and team working skills.  

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business. 

The aim of the apprenticeship is to prepare you for a permanent procurement and supply chain role working as an Assistant Buyer within Babcock. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Enthusiasm for subject matter


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including English (Grade Grade C/4 or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade B/6 or higher) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 subjects (Grade Grade B/6 or higher) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 (Grade Merit or Distinction) 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


Devonport Royal Dockyard




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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

Commercial procurement and supply (formerly Public sector commercial professional)

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: 30 May 2024