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Slinger Apprentice


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Job Title:         Trainee Slinger (rigging and fleeting) Apprenticeship x8
Location:         Devonport, UK 
Compensation:         £13,319
Role Type:         Fixed term
Role ID:       SF47144


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 Trainee Slinger 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.


Trainee Slinger (rigging and fleeting) Apprenticeship:  
Becoming a qualified slinger, you will develop the learn fundamental knowledge skills and behaviours required to become a fully functioning member of the lifting team on site. During the course, you will acquire all the required skills to carry out a variety of lifting operations within the Devonport site, from working with a variety of cranes to using portable equipment and rigging/fleeting within nuclear areas. You will be versed with all the current legislations and keep up to date with any legislative changes.


Possible placements: 
You will be required to spend 3/4 weeks away at our provider’s sites in Birmingham, carried out 1 week at a time. Accommodation and travel will be provided.
Apprentices will work at a variety of locations across the Devonport site and will move around to gain an insight into all the operations on site. There is no requirement to attend college, all training will be done onsite except for the above.


Qualifications you’ll get:

You will gain a variety of National qualifications, this includes:
Level 3 Engineering Construction Rigger Apprenticeship standard (including NVQ Level 3)


What you’ll need:  
5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above, including English, Maths and a Science or Technology based subject. 

Security clearance: Security Check (SC)


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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