Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence company, is proudly supporting Apprenticeship Week across the UK (4-8 March), as the company gears up to recruit its 2019 intake across its Marine sector.
With a successful apprentice scheme already established at Devonport Royal Dockyard, and more widely across its other UK sites, Babcock offers an excellent gateway to working on some of the world’s most exciting and challenging engineering projects.
New recruits can pursue careers in a number of areas. At Devonport welders, fabricators, electrical, mechanical and pipe fitters, as well as higher level technicians and engineers, are being sought to fulfil posts at the largest Naval Base in Western Europe.
As part of the ongoing Devonport apprentice recruitment campaign for 2019, a short video has been made, which includes individuals currently on the apprenticeship scheme. Travis Skerton, who features in it, tells his story about why he wanted to work for Babcock: “I started my apprenticeship as a fabricator in 2017 and am now proudly working on a Royal Navy vessel. Before I applied to Babcock, I’d had a part-time job, which really wasn’t for me. My friends all recommended Babcock and I was fortunate enough to be successful in my application.
“A priority for me is earning while I learn and this apprenticeship scheme offers the best of both worlds because the company provides fully funded learning and development opportunities in a real work environment. I’m looking forward to developing my career with Babcock.”
With technology at the heart of Babcock’s approach, the company continues to invest in the next generation of technicians and engineers to lead and drive innovation.
Hendrik Koornhof, HR Director at Devonport, said: “I am delighted that we continue to provide a diverse range of learning and career opportunities via our highly acclaimed apprenticeship scheme. Nurturing the next generation of talent is vital for our business and we offer an attractive balance of gaining skills in a varied and technically complex work environment, while studying for a vocational qualification, which is highly sought after in many industries.
“What better way to celebrate our apprenticeship scheme than during National Apprenticeship Week. To support our apprentice recruitment campaign, which is inviting applications until the end of March, Babcock will be taking part in a number of local careers events, which some of our apprentices are attending, to answer questions from potential applicants.
“I would strongly encourage individuals looking at career options to find out more about our scheme and we look forward to welcoming another new cohort of new starters later this year.”
Babcock welcomes applications from anyone who will be at least 16 years of age on 9 September 2019 and has, or is predicted to have, the required qualifications by that date.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 31 March and full details of the apprenticeships available and the qualifications required can be found at www.worldofopportunities.co.uk