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Fibre Engineering Apprentice


Gloucester, GB, GL20 8LZ

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Job Title:                    Fibre and Communications Technician Apprenticeship

Location:                    Ashchurch, UK

Compensation:            £15,285+ benefits

Role Type:                        Full time / Fixed term

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.



You will primarily be working as part of a team of technicians based in Ashchurch, Gloucestershire. You will have the opportunity to visit other sites both in the UK and overseas installing fibre networks and/or repairing to a high standard.


Working here puts the best of the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Worcester & Gloucestershire are such desirable places to live and work.


For this role you will be based in Ashchuch, with access to work flexibly from the two different sites when practical. Normal hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday, with flexible start and finish times to meet the needs of the customer.


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.


Fibre and Communications Technician Apprenticeship: 
The Fibre and Communications Technician Apprenticeship will take two years to complete, based on site whilst undertaking distance learning and on the job training (OJT) using a trade mentor. You will complete training assignments and gather competency information to meet internal and external apprentice assessments.


Typical day-to-day tasks for a Fibre and Communications Technician Apprentice will include:
•    Install pre-designed fibre network
•    Measure, cut and install containment for both fibre and power
•    Undertake activities associated with light engineering
•    Safe use of power tools
•    Customer liaison/reporting/compulsory training
•    IT/general administration


This programme will offer the opportunity to gain extensive experience within our on-site production department as well as the design, analytical and wider business areas for which our graduate scheme is held in such high regard.

This programme gives you a broad exposure to our business, including experience in analysis, design and install. There are also opportunities to undertake off-site placements at some of our other business units – something which we strongly encourage and support.


Qualifications you’ll get:
•    Level 3 Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship 


Other training courses will be offered time permitting.
First Aid
Electrical Qualifications
Structured cabling
Fibre engineering courses
Safety Training with IOSH

The aim of the apprenticeship scheme is to prepare you for an engineering post within the company with the opportunity to become a fully trained Fibre and Network Technician.


What you’ll need:

Skills required: 
•    A proactive approach to problem solving 
•    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
•    Logical 
•    Robust work ethic
•    Safety conscious and show high levels of reliability, punctuality and dependability
•    High level of dexterity required to work with sensitive equipment and components
•    Good attention to detail and accuracy

Additionally, the successful candidate must be eligible to gain Developed Vetting Clearance.


Personal qualities:
•    A passion for Engineering
•    Enthusiastic
•    Focused on your own self development
•    Hard working
•    Reliable
•    The drive to develop and apply education gained from the training provider and Babcock
•    Willing to Commit


Qualifications required:
•    A minimum of 5 GCSEs, all at grade C/4 or higher (or equivalent) including GCSE English and Maths


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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Don’t delay, closing date for this role is  13th June!

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