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Higher Level Business Apprentice (Commercial)


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:         Commercial Apprenticeship
Location:         Devonport, UK 
Compensation:         £18,809

Role Type:         Fixed Term
Role ID:         SF47142


                                                                                                                 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.


The Commercial Apprenticeship is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth.

Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such desirable places to live and work.


Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.


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.


Commercial Apprenticeship:
Our Commercial apprenticeship will teach you how to form and manage commercial relationships supported by appropriate forms of contracting. This is a complex activity that lies at the heart of delivering business value. It involves the coordination of multiple stakeholders, within and across organisations, reconciling legal and financial considerations with broader business capabilities and market requirements.

Possible placements:
Apprentices will spend their time onsite at Devonport where the training provider will visit you on a regular basis to assess your progress.

Qualifications you’ll gain:
On completion of your training programme and the End Point Assessment, you will gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship certificate as a Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager. 

What you’ll need:
A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English and 3 A-Levels grades A-C.

Security clearance: Security Check (SC)

What you’ll get:

Generous benefits including:
•    Very competitive starting salary
•    Fully funded qualification 
•    Personal development training and opportunities
•    Pension scheme with employee contributions matched up to 8% of salary
•    25 days holidays plus bank holidays
•    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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