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Armourer Trainer


Lyneham, Swindon, GB, SN15 4PZ

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:               Armourer Trainer
Location:               Swindon, Wiltshire
Compensation:     £34,814 rising to £37,223 once qualified 
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                 SF53869 


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 Armourer Trainer at the Defence College of Technical Training based at MOD Lyneham.  
Previous training experience is ideal, however, if you can bring your technical skills, we will support your career development and Teacher Training certification, once in post.


The role
As a Armourer Trainer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll join a team of talented training professionals who deliver military apprentice courses to Army students, providing them with the knowledge to ensure that they will be successful in their chosen trade. 


Firstly, your role will involve carrying out engineering work on Army Weapons, which will include stripping, assembling and diagnosing faults, as well as maintenance of weapons. Secondly, you will receive Teacher Training and will gain a Level 4 teaching certification. Once qualified, you will support with the delivery of theory training course modules and practical training in the maintenance, repair and modification of weapons, including:

  • Creation of written examination, progress test papers and practical assessment/examination scenarios 
  • Ensuring student development through monitoring, feedback appraisal, discipline and training interventions
  • Ensuring all supporting documentation is updated and maintained
  • Application of Subject Matter Knowledge and Guidance to help develop teaching materials and support the course design process; 
  • Focus on Health and Safety and work in line with all policies and standard operating procedures
  • Supervision of students and maintaining classroom control

This role is full time and will be based at our MOD Lyneham site. 

Essential experience of the Armourer Trainer:

  • Would suit those with Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Armourer, Navy Weapons Engineer or RAF or Police Armourer experience
  • Good craft and technical skills
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to motivate and encourage others with empathy and patience

Qualifications for the Armourer Trainer:

  • Level 3 Engineering qualification OR significant experience with Weapons / Armaments
  • Willing and able to study for Teacher Training certification Level 4, once in post.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level for this role


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive ten 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 International 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.   


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 interview.


Closing date: 12/03/24




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