Engineering Design Apprenticeship


Job summary

Babcock International

Systems Design, Electronic, Engineering, Systems Engineering
Civil/Structural, Electronics
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Location: Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid: OnSite

Programme title: Engineering Design Apprenticeship

Level: SCQF Level 6 

Salary: £14,791

Location: Rosyth, Scotland

Application closing date: March 2024

Programme start date: August 2024

Want to kickstart your career in engineering design? Join our 4-year Engineering Design Apprenticeship and you’ll gain hands-on experience bringing innovative engineering projects to life on a global scale.

About the programme
As part of our engineering team, you'll work alongside experienced professionals across three key disciplines: Electrical, Control and Instrumentation; Mechanical; and Naval Architecture.

You'll dive into the world of cutting-edge technology, collaborating on 3D modelling, 2D drawings, calculations, and innovative technical solutions for customer projects in the Marine sector.

You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects such as new builds and upgrades to existing vessels, along with other commercial engineering projects.

Rotating through placements, you'll develop well-rounded expertise and gain experience in a whole range of tasks including:
• Conceptual and detailed design drawings
• 3D modelling
• Performing calculations
• Developing technical reports
• Applying codes, standards and procedures.

With the guidance and training from our team of experts, you'll gain all the skills you need to become a qualified Electrical, Control and Instrumentation, Mechanical, or Naval Architecture Designer.

At the end of the 4-year programme, you'll be equipped to embark on an exciting design career where you can actively contribute to designing the future of defence technology.

Your education/training
You'll earn a National Certificate through Fife College in a suitable Design Discipline that aligns with our functional model. Plus, there could be a chance to advance to an HNC in your chosen field, complementing your on-site training and experience.

What you’ll need

• Higher Grade Maths along with one additional Higher subject such as Graphic Communications or Engineering Science, with a grade of C or above.
• 4 National Grades (4 or 5) in Maths, English, Physics, and one other related subject (or equivalent).
• 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 or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK ( For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

What you’ll get
We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.

In addition, you’ll benefit from:
• Fully funded qualification
• Personal development training and opportunities
• Minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays
• Competitive pension scheme
• Employee share scheme
• Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme and employee shopping savings portal

You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach activities and volunteering opportunities, which our apprentices find incredibly rewarding.

Your career development
It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.

Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Apprentice Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partners, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.

Closing dates
Please be aware that if there is a high level of interest in this programme, applications may close earlier than advertised. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please submit your application as early as possible.

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