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Weapons Trainer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Chippenham

Weapons Trainer        

Babcock International, Land

MoD Lyneham, Chippenham


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.


Within our Land division, an exciting opportunity as Weapons Trainer has arisen to play a key role within the Babcock Electro-Mechanical Training Contract (EMTC) at MOD Lyneham. You will deliver expert maintenance training course modules within the Weapons department of the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME) which is required for trainees in support of the Defence College of Technical Training Electro-Mechanical Training contract (DCTT EMTC).

The wider team deliver in excess of 197,000 training days across 135 different courses and cover a range of technical disciplines from basic engineering hand skills and principles to degree level electronics. The range of vehicles and equipment is vast and complex - Challenger 2, Multi-Launch Rocket Systems and ‘bomb disposal’ robots to electronic counter measures equipment, medical and dental equipment and the fully range of weapons and support vehicles.


We recruit engineers and academics from all backgrounds and teach them to train to become Dual Professionals.  Training our armed forces is both rewarding and a privilege. We constantly ask ourselves “have we done the best we can do each and every day to ensure the soldiers we train have the opportunity to maximise their potential”. To achieve this, our trainers need to be the best they can be; which means continually developing themselves, modernising the training delivered and contribute to providing the best learning experience and outcomes to those soldiers whilst ensuring we comply with OFSTED and supervisory care directives.


As a Weapons trainer you’ll prepare and deliver course modules within the trade training dept., Reviewing course material and content to ensure it is up to date and develop and maintain to support equipment and technology advances. Regularly you will carry out assessment of trainees including creation of written examinations, progress test papers, practical assessments and exam scenarios as well as continuous assessments. Marking of exam papers, setting and invigilation of exams and assessments.

Ensuring student development through monitoring, feedback, discipline and training interventions is key within this role as well as identifying student Development needs and collaborate with the learning support team to aid the learner.

As well as working on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK we also offer a supportive work environment where innovation is at the heart of what we do.


What do I need to do the role?


•    Experience on larger Weapons platforms Light Gun, CR2, AS90
•    BSC Level 1 Working Safely
•    Either BSC Level 2 Supervising Staff Safely OR IOSH Managing Safely
•    Completed the full DTTT suite of modules with CoT or CTLLS or equivalent teaching qualification.
•    Supervisory experience
•    Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a relevant working environment


Working at Babcock


We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. 


You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.



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