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Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Slinger
Location:              Plymouth, Devon
Compensation:    Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF54029


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Slinger at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Slinger, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is your chance to be part of something bigger, contributing directly to the maintenance and upkeep of the Royal Navy's fleet.  This could see you working on Warships, Submarines or within our factories supporting the delivery these complex engineering projects.  


Day-to-day, you’ll undertake slinging operations to safely move equipment and materials across various projects.


  • Assisting with fleeting operations on submarines and warships, ensuring smooth and efficient movement.
  • Creating basic lift and fleeting plans, demonstrating your understanding of safe lifting procedures.
  • Following written instructions meticulously as detailed in a lift plan, adhering to strict safety protocols and setting up exclusion zones.
  • Inspecting lifting equipment and identifying any potential issues, and quarantine non-conforming items


This role is full time, 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.


Essential experience of the Slinger
It would be beneficial, but not essential as training can be provided if applicants have the following:


  • Previous experience working in a marine environment
  • Knowledge of submarines and warships layouts
  • Willingness to undertake development training as identified in a competency framework
  • Ability to read and understand functional procedures


Qualifications for the Slinger

  • NVQ Level Two in Marine Engineering (Movement of Loads)
  • NPORS 402 Slinger/Signaller
  • CPCS Blue /A40
  • Opito Slinger/Signaller
  • Extensive experience working in an afloat environment


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Babcock International 


For over a century Babcock has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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 interview.


Closing date: 25/06/2024



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