Qualified Simulator Ground Instructor (Aircrewman)

Posting Date: 12 September 2019

Location: Helston, Cornwall, GB, TR12 7RH

Company: Babcock

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Qualified Simulator Ground Instructor (Air Crewman)
Location: Helston, Cornwall
REF: SF27374


About the role

Here at Babcock we are currently recruiting a Qualified Simulator Ground Instructor (Aircrewman). You will be working within the Merlin Training Facility (MTF) at RNAS Culdrose in direct support of the AESAS contract. Reporting to the OIC MTF, you will have specific responsibilities associated with the instruction of students and will be expected to maintain the high standards associated with operations in the aviation environment.


Administration, Generation, delivery, maintenance and validation of the Applied Warfare Course (Merlin) syllabi including:

  • Simulator and Classroom events and analysis of student sorties and submission of written reports within timescale directed by OiC MTF..
  • Attend Instructor and standardisation meetings.
  • Responsible for the development of training material in this area in conjunction with a Subject Matter Expert (SME) Lead Instructor.
  • Simulator Instructor Training.
  • Delivery of the MTF syllabi including Aircraft and Operational Conversion to Ab Initio, Aircrew refresher and initial training courses.
  • Responsible for the development of training material in this area in conjunction with a Subject Matter Expert (SME) Lead Instructor.


What do I need to do the role?
You’ll need Former Military Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircrewman Petty Officer and above, Instructor category of B1 Grade (or at least QAI recommend), A minimum of 500 hours Merlin HM Mk1 flying hours achieved, Conversion to Merlin Mk2, Attended the Merlin Mk1/Mk2 Instructor Control Consol course “Sim driver”, Minimum of 400 instructional hours (simulated or airborne across aircraft types), Instructor category of A2/A1 Grade, Achieved the Defence Instructional Techniques (DIT) Qualification and Hold the ‘Defence Train The Trainer’ Qualification.
What else do I need to know?


  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.


About Babcock International

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.

We’re 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’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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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.

Closing date: 26/09/2019




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