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Project Management Apprentice - Marine, Bristol


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Job Title:                                   Project Management Apprenticeship

Location:                          Bristol, UK

Compensation:                 £21,773 + benefits

Role Type:                                Full time / Fixed term
Role ID:                                     


Work for the world you want to live in.
Wouldn’t you want to live in a world where people, populations and the planet thrive? Where technology protects rather than threatens. Where societies feel safe and secure. Where cities and continents feel part of one global community.
We’re an international aerospace, defence and security company, with sites all-round the UK, that do loads of exciting and important things to make the world safer and more secure. We defend nations, save lives and protect communities around the globe.


For this role you will be based in the Bristol area at either our Ashton House site or at our Bristol Business Park site in Stoke Gifford with access to work flexibly from the two different sites. Normal hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday, with a flexible start and finish times.


This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.


Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Our dynamic and motivated leadership team is committed to an exciting transformation agenda that will help Mission Systems to innovate, modernise and create a more people-focussed business that can support our customers’ mission. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, Mission Systems employs approximately 1,600 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Ashchurch.


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


Associate Project Manager (APM) Apprenticeship:
We are looking for ‘can-do’ people who are organised, enjoy planning activities and work well with a diverse range of people. As part of our two-year APM apprenticeship programme you will gain valuable work experience whilst earning a very competitive salary at the same time. Upon graduating the scheme, successful apprentices will be assessed and considered for an APM role and will be supported to progress through to professional membership of the Association of Project Managers.


As an APM apprentice you will become an important part of our Project Management Office team working on a diverse range of projects where your output can make a real difference. Your typical daily activities will include preparing planning schedules and activities for review, defining work packages, reconciling and analysing data into useful information, developing communication plans and producing reports on delivery, cost and quality.


Possible placements:

During your apprenticeship you will work in the following areas of the business in six-month long placements:

  • Equipment Management
  • Maritime Support Services
  • Programmes and Production
  • In-Service Support


Qualifications you’ll get:

You will attend college on a weekly basis and study towards the following:

  • Project Foundation Qualification (PFQ)
  • Associate Project Manager Qualification (APMQ).
  • Level 4 Associate Project Manager qualification


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.


The aim of the apprenticeship is to prepare you for a permanent project management role working as an Assistant Project Manager within Mission Systems.


What you’ll need:
Skills required:

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and build strong relationships with co- workers
  • Able to communicate with others well at all levels, both verbally and through formal written correspondence
  • Adaptable to change
  • Good numerical skills
  • Good organisational skills with an excellent attention to detail
  • IT proficiency
  • Resilient, determined and able to work under pressure
  • Safety conscious and show high levels of reliability, punctuality and dependability
  • The ability to act independently


Personal qualities:

  • ‘Can do’ attitude
  • A passion for Project Management
  • Focused on your own self development
  • Hard working
  • Reliable
  • Robust work ethic
  • The drive to develop and apply education gained from the training provider and Babcock


Qualifications required:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher (or equivalent) including GCSE English and Maths at grade B/6 or higher
  • 3 A Levels at B or above, or equivalent


The ability to gain SC clearance.


What you’ll get:

  • Generous benefits including:
  • Very competitive starting salary
  • Fully funded qualifications up to degree level may be available
  • Personal development training and opportunities
  • Pension scheme with employee contributions matched up to 8% of salary
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working (by local arrangement)
  • Discounted shopping and half-price cinema tickets
  • Cycle to work scheme


Babcock International

Work for the world you want to live in. Work to leave a positive legacy that is felt for generations. Work as one team, one Babcock and create a safe a secure world, together.

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate, and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at the interview.


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