Apprenticeship Services Director

Posting Date: 14 February 2020

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, GB, PO6 3EN

Company: Babcock

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Babcock – Emergency Services and Training
Apprenticeship Services Director
Flexible on location – Portsmouth, London or Milton Keynes


About the role


To provide strategic guidance to the business on apprenticeship matters, ensure the business is fully compliant with funding and quality rules / frameworks, and lead the central apprenticeship functions to provide support and guidance to the apprenticeship contracts across the business.


What do I need to be able to do the role?


Detailed knowledge, understanding and application of the apprenticeship quality frameworks. Experience of managing relationships, both external and internal, to drive outcomes and an understanding of apprenticeship funding rules and their application across multi-sector provision

We would also like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:


  • Excellent at interpreting a wide range of financial information and the ability to use this information to determine strategy
  • Commercially astute and business focussed, with an ability to provide strategy direction
  • Effective management of resources and operational risk


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.
  • Permanent position with a competitive annual salary and benefits


About Babcock International


For more than a century, Babcock 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.

Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices.
Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.
We are 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 fits your specific needs.


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 visit our website.
If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience then we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Simon James at



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