Business Administration Apprenticeship

Posting Date: 29 December 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Job Description

Babcock is looking for exceptional apprentices to train across various apprenticeships at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth.

Our Business and Administration apprenticeship scheme takes 2 years to complete. During this time you will earn a competitive apprentice wage and gain hands-on experience in the work place. As part of the structured training programme you will complete knowledge and understanding logs whilst being provided with continual support.

The next apprenticeship scheme will commence on Monday 6th September 2021.  


Closing date for applications: 31st March 2021.


Qualifications & Requirements of the Role

To apply you will need either achieved or predicted GCSE’s at a minimum of Grade C or 4 in Maths and English.

With direction the post holder tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Provide excellent Customer Service
  • Type letters and assist with report preparation
  • Administer Invoices
  • Arrange and administer meetings / courses etc.
  • Distribute mail coming into the department and maintain register of incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Handle Telephone calls
  • Provide document control.
  • Photocopy
  • Undertake training as required to reach the standard of an Administrator within the company
  • Provide all general administrative duties within a department, as required
    Key Behaviours and Requirements of the Role
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Organised
  • Have Initiative
  • Motivated
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Decisive
  • Confident
  • Able to challenge
  • Career aspiration to be a professional administrator.
    Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.
    Our Business and Administration apprentices start with an annual salary of £10,980 rising to £14,880 in your second year with us.
    Babcock offers the supportive environment you would expect from a large employer including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. You may even qualify for a discount on your mobile phone contract as a Babcock employee!
    This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage.
    There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.
    Company Information

    This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.
    Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 
    If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fit your specific needs. 

    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 two week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.
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    Business Area- Devonport
    Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.
    Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.
    Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.
    Application Information

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    Vacancy Contact Details
    For any further questions please contact Charli Rydqvist – Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer via
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